Category Archives: fiction

Out of the Deep Freeze

The midwestern US has its share of cold snaps, but this year was a record-breaker. On the worst day the air temperature stood at -25° and the wind chill was reported at -49°. Today, the second day of February, the … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Cacti

I have an indoor green thumb. I really do. I’ve produced cuploads of cherry tomatoes from the tomato plants on my windowsill, raised healthy lettuce and onion sets, sprouted celery plants from root cuttings, and kept potted marigolds blooming into … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block: The Obligatory Post

Some writers insist there is no such thing as writer’s block, and they are blessed with steady production for as long as their writing careers last. Not every writer is so lucky. Writer’s block can strike at any time, for … Continue reading

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A Mazement

–Longleat Hedge Maze (England), from Wikimedia Commons I can’t speak for others, but for me the journey of writing is like walking through a maze—specifically a hedge maze, set in a sunny clearing in the middle of a deep, dark … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice

                                              — image from Wikimedia Commons I have always had a passion for learning and the curiosity to match. It’s amazing how little I know about English poetry so this summer I have started on a self-improvement kick, studying one … Continue reading

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Choices

  — image from Wikimedia Commons I stood in front of the display, trying to clear my mind. Tartar control? Cavity protection? Whitening formula? Mouthwash crystals? Baking soda? Tea tree oil? “May I help you?” said a clerk at my … Continue reading

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My first Goodreads giveaway

(fireworks image from Desktop Nexus) My first Goodreads giveaway is in progress starting today. Stop by Goodreads and get a free copy of my novel Unearthly: Goodreads giveaway for Unearthly Please leave a review, if you would like to, at Goodreads … Continue reading

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