A companion piece to: Lady Ostentatious "Scotch, and make it scorching" The bartender peered across the haze of smoke and sweaty heat waves to recognize whatever it was that sat before him, and it was most definitely not a man. "Lady!" he laughed as if it was all a great big joke. "As the only sober … Continue reading Scotch and make it scorching: rewrite 10.10.2017
Dear October the eighth, I haven't been writing for very long. Just two and a half years to be exact, and I can mark the anniversary of my very first story right here on this blog. To be transparent, I never was that kid who held a pen in her hands and declared the universe … Continue reading Why I write. an update.
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
“You little coward! Come back here and steal from me like a man!” Marlon tumbled out of the miserable shack known otherwise as the town bakery, and pressed forehead to the wind as he ran. The man punching the air behind him was shaking half a loaf of bread. It soon became clear that the … Continue reading The Boxing Man
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