And Starr and Oliver stood together at the very edge of the entire universe hand in hand. Looking down, there was so much to see. So much loneliness, so much joy, so much loss, and so much strength. There was so much color where there was emptiness and so much emptiness in the places teeming … Continue reading When one goes exploring the universe with one’s best friend and they happen upon its edge.
The thing about being a writer is that one day you'll look down and find that you've built a dinky little house right in the middle your chest. It's got all the nice white planks that neatly line up, a fireplace, even a dog. It's also got the ugly holes from when you didn't really … Continue reading Pleasant musings on the domesticity of writing
A flicker is how you describe a static shock. A light bulb. A lightening bolt. You do not describe a beating heart with a flicker. You can. But you do not name it or else it becomes real. Some people go their whole lives without experiencing the thing that cannot be named. Others, … Continue reading Something happened that cannot be named
background brief: Having suffered a terrible defeat, the Intergalactic Force are looking for a more domestic approach to hunting down the mysterious owner to the pseudonym: John Doe. They employ Kormano, a human who's never been to earth, to deliver the case to Bonnie Bones, a down on her luck detective who is willing to … Continue reading Starr with two R’s: intro to Bonnie Bones
Practice for the character Pip At Age Eleven Subject matter: Reprieve 1.to delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person). 2.to relieve temporarily from any evil. Level one: Abstract Pip never considered himself an ordinary child, what with not having any parents at all and being raised by two men and a small girl. … Continue reading Character Vignette: Pip (just Pip)
Sometimes I imagine rain as a great big accident on God's part. Particularly when it rains when the sun is out like God had turned on the big ball of gas for the day and hadn't gotten the memo that a visitor was scheduled. On those days, it seemed that God was just drinking from a tall … Continue reading Holy Spit
Fifth installment of the short story Purge Part I Part II Part III Part IV Chapter 5 Anita released Brian. "Electricity", she rolled the word around and against her tongue. Frightening, but powerful. It was more raw than magic, far more chaotic as well. But Brian had managed to capture it and then control it … Continue reading Purge: scene 5: Bottled Lightning