Sentences add up

It’s funny how the little algorithms work. I had nothing to write for Wednesday’s blog, so I wrote just one sentence to keep my daily blogging streak alive, titled it “This is a sentence,” and went to bed. It appeared dutifully Wednesday morning, and down at the bottom the algorithm, as usual, offered three “Related”Continue reading “Sentences add up”

Watch what you say

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” “You can’t say that.” “I just did.” “But it’s a trademark; you can’t say that.” “I’m not trying to promote my scary new movie about a space monster.” “Doesn’t matter; it’s copyrighted.” “Piffle.” “You’ll think differently when you hear from their lawyers.” “Oh, come on. It’s justContinue reading “Watch what you say”

Bring Me Back

“Bring me back,” he cried in his sleep. “Bring me back.” “Floyd, wake up,” said his groggy wife. “You’re talking in your sleep.” “Oh. What? Yeah,” Floyd said, as he responded to her entreaty and woke up. “Wow, that was so real.” “No, it wasn’t,” she said. “I saw. You were right here all along.”Continue reading “Bring Me Back”

Somewhere you feel free

Wildflowers by Tom Petty is my go-to album when I don’t know what I want to listen to. It’s like comfort food for the ears and heart. You belong among the wildflowersYou belong in a boat out at seaSail away, kill off the hoursYou belong somewhere you feel free The album has sentimental meaning forContinue reading “Somewhere you feel free”

Jeep is here

As you might have guessed by the last five days, it’s time to start telling the story of Jeep Thompson and the Lost Prince of Venus. I am giving away the first third of the novel, Episode 1: Journey to the Second Planet, to people who have subscribed to my author’s newsletter, the Astor CityContinue reading “Jeep is here”

Chapter 5 – The Traveler

Jeep and Blaine took the dusty old tarp off, which was more of a task than it sounds. The tarp was tied in the corners — more like lashed — and they needed to find a pair of scissors, then a sharp knife, before they could cut through the ropes that held the plastic coveringContinue reading “Chapter 5 – The Traveler”

Chapter 4 – The mysterious colleague

Jeep’s eyes widened, and even Blaine looked a little taken aback, and Jeep leaned forward and said in a loud whisper, “Oh my gosh, did you help build The Traveler?!” Now it was the older woman’s turn to widen her eyes, but she quickly narrowed them back to normal, looked both ways and over herContinue reading “Chapter 4 – The mysterious colleague”

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