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In the Shadows – Blog Battle

This is my last Blog Battle entry (probably) until December, since NaNoWriMo beckons and will demand my attention. The genre is sci-fi. —  Clouds blanketed the sky, but the third … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Helpful Reminder

i’ve been crushed with “real life” to the point that the best I can do sometimes is stare at the screen during my set-aside time for writing. NaNo is coming … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

NaNo Swag!

I’ve got mail!    An exciting batch of “swag” arrived from the organizers of National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo… a stack of postcard-sized explanations of the event, and a … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ghost Watchers

Here’s a Blog Battle entry for the word, “Train.” I want to call the genre Western, but supernatural is probably a good fit. Heh, so… This week’s word is actually “Ride.” … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 19 Comments

Ghost Orchid

Blog battle – Pages tells me it’s exactly 1000 words.  Genre: Action? Near-future sci-fi? —-       Rough hands shoved Abby Spangler from behind, and she tumbled into the dark … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 9 Comments

Innocent Because You’re Guilty

There’s a response by Senator Elizabeth Warren to all the graphic Planned Parenthood videos going around–or rather, it’s a response to those who condemn PP and the abortion industry for … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Rage Against the Right Wing Machine

Dear Right Wing: You do yourselves no favors by freaking out at the mention of the word “gay.”  “OMG President Obama nominated an openly gay man to become Secretary of … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

You Didn’t Write That

I got an email from social writing platform WattPad celebrating my accomplishment in their recent 1-month writing challenge. “Congratulations! You wrote it!” They ran an event for the month of … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 3 Comments


i skipped Rachael Ritchey’s Blog Battle challenge this week. I had a couple ideas but nothing really came together in my mind. Then my captain reminded our office that today … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 6 Comments

No One Questioned It

Here’s a Blog Battle short story (998 words, pushing my luck) for the theme: Head. —- Deep in the Utah boonies a ways off I-80 stood a little town–so small … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

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