Some stories take longer to gel in my head than others. The cast and crew of Revenants Abroad was nearly effortless. Andrej in particular, who was of course the genesis of the story, appeared in my head fully-formed, ready for action. Anne-Marie took longer for me to get to know. Neko ... what can I… Continue reading Side Projects
Kind of reminds me of Dorothy's house after it landed on the Wicked Witch of the West. This is an abandoned office building I pass on the way to work. Traffic happened to stop me right next to it one day.
This piece gives me chills. I just wish it was longer and didn't end so abruptly. I give you: Two Steps From Hell, "Protectors of the Earth" from their album, "Invincible." http://youtu.be/ASj81daun5Q I downloaded the MP3 version from Amazon, in case anyone's wondering. I still don't know if this current WIP is going… Continue reading Current Inspiration
As Jane Austen famously said: I am not at all in a humour for writing; I must write on till I am. Having trouble getting into the groove here so I thought I'd warm up with a blog post. Maybe it's the terrible weather we've been having. Almost every day for the last three… Continue reading Writing to Write
More random bizarro thinking on my part. I suddenly started wondering what science fiction of the future will be. Today most science fiction is focused on colonizing other planets, alien encounters, high-tech taking over, dystopias, the fall of civilization, robots, AI, time travel, extending human life. Ok, that's a whole lotta stuff. In say, a… Continue reading Future Sci-Fi
I probably should have been more "responsible" but I needed some downtime so I went out for another bike ride. Did a little better this week than last week, much better than I expected for not having been on the bike in probably 9 months. Also have several writing projects going, which is interesting to… Continue reading Good Saturday
I thought we needed kittehs this week, so I busted out the Baroque Bohemian Cats. So. We have The Hierophant, holding the keys to the Kingdom, standing there in his fine robes. I can't help but think of the 'Impressive Clergyman' from The Princess Bride: "Mawwiage... is what bwings us togeva... today." Ok, no marriage… Continue reading Weekly Card, First Week of June
So begins a new segment of my blog, like unveiling a new wing of the building. I expect the furnishings will remain eclectic. With this post I have written five-hundred posts on Filling Spaces. (yeah-yeah, don't count the other blogs, it'll ruin the moment) Anyway, it seemed like the occasion was worthy of a little… Continue reading 500!