Category: Writing

  • Black Girl Joy.

    This .gif is from the wonderful cartoon “No Mirrors in My Nana’s House.” And I just love it to pieces.

  • Short Story: A Times3 Adventure

    https://www.wattpad.com/1108644997-vidma-lodu-a-young-heroes-united-short-story-vidma Wrote this last year, when Ukraine was simply a lovely, pristine, frozen wasteland.

  • A Serious Talk.

    Young Barry Buffalo arrived home from school. Dad could tell that he was upset. “Barry? What’s wrong, lad?” “Hi, Dad.” Barry shakes his backpack off his back and it lands with a smack on the moist floor of the cave. He headbutts his father hello. “Rough day at buffalo school today. The guys were really […]

  • Honeybee: My Feb. #storyamonthchallenge.

    Kind of a different type of story for me, based on an idea that had been rattling around for quite a while in this thing on my shoulders that I call a head. Honeybee – Wattpad

  • A little amuse-bouche for your tête.

    Moni-Kaa – Jeff Love – Wattpad Just a teaser. The full novel-length tale is coming soon.

  • Crawley: My first #storyamonthchallenge entry.

    Having successfully completed an entire year’s worth of daily very short stories, also known as #vss365, I’m taking on my next writing challenge: One short story a month for 12 consecutive months. My first story was inspired by the prompt: An accountant has lost his umbrella. You can read it over on Wattpad, for free […]

  • My Amtrak Writing Retreat: The fast trak back.

    My Amtrak Writing Retreat: The fast trak back.

    After two and a half days of dealing with Los Angeles traffic, I was more than ready to get back on board the train and head east. Especially since I went ahead and upgraded to one of the bedroom compartments. Los Angeles’s Union Station was every bit as big and busy as Chicago’s, with old-school […]

  • My Amtrak Writing Retreat: Who and where am I?

    My Amtrak Writing Retreat: Who and where am I?

    Day three of the retreat got off to a rocky, rumbly start. The train was shaking so damn much, I had no choice but to give up trying to sleep at around 6:00 a.m. Central time (I think). All meals in the dining car are included when you book a sleeper car compartment. Still, I […]

  • My Amtrak Writing Retreat: It continues.

    My Amtrak Writing Retreat: It continues.

    So, I bedded down pretty soon after dinner, as I had been up since 3:30 that morning. I slept about as well as one could sleep on a moving train. I vaguely remembered waking up and looking out the window as the train pulled into Cleveland, Ohio in the middle of the night. Oh–forgot to […]

  • My Amtrak Writing Retreat: It begins.

    My Amtrak Writing Retreat: It begins.

    As I sit here in my home, not being able to go anywhere, I’m reminded that a mere three weeks ago, I was in the middle of going almost everywhere in the continental United States. From March 1 thru 10, I was, at different times, on a plane, in a car, and on a train, […]