I'm not a very abstract thinker. Or writer. At least, not spontaneously. There are steps to things. There are rules. One cannot learn a dance without learning each move, step-by-step. Or compute an algebra problem without scratching out each progressive calculation on paper. There is a beginning, an end, and the logical process in between. … Continue reading Of Witches, Neanderthals and Bending the Truth: The Challenges of Writing Fiction and Why a Dystopia?
Writing is hard. Duh. I need more time. And caffeine. And vitamin D or honestly I might just sleep myself into oblivion. Or my heart might explode. Clinical depression and anxiety's such a bitch, y'all. But ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. What's this dystopia I keep eluding to? I'm WORKING ON IT, GOSH! Patience, dear readers. Keep following and you'll … Continue reading My First Vision* – Thoughts about being a writer and what I see ahead (with and/or without my spiritual eyes).
The atheist and the humanist were fighting for the crown. The atheist beat the humanist, but then was feeling down. Arrogance is widespread so try to pipe down; And focus on understanding what's in another's crown. I'd like to speak candidly. Swears will be used. I've been struggling to come up with a topic to … Continue reading The Atheist and the Humanist
DJ, give me a BEAT.... Uh-huh. Here we go. A is for Allegiance. To God and to his word. B is for Benevolent. Prayer to reassure. C is for Content. To stay and to obey. D is for Direction. Taught to be the only way. E is for Every. Every fiber of my soul. F is … Continue reading ABC’s of Losing My Religion
Last week I opened my email to a Flash Fiction Challenge from Chuck Wendig’s blog terribleminds. The prompt says to take a song that really moves you, and write a flash fiction piece based on a few lyrics from that song. How did Mr. Wendig know that I think in song? Challenge accepted. Now, this … Continue reading Fire in Every Footstep – A Flash Fiction Challenge
Former Mormons, you know the story well. One day you are weeping over the pulpit in Relief Society about how Sister Olsen selflessly brought you tomato soup after you birthed another child. Now, you are posting selfies on the ExMormon subreddit, toasting a glass of gin and tonic to your fellow heathens with glistening, virgin … Continue reading Think Bigger