(Taking part in another Fibbing Friday, as prompted by pcguyiv. This one is a little different because instead of questions requiring false answers, this one features words requiring false definitions. I like this twist, and it shows that the celebration and promotion of lies can take other forms. Link below to original post below.) https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/08/07/fibbing-friday-august-7th-2020/ … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (8/7/20)
(I initially wrote this for an online satirical website, but it was turned down, so I rewrote it for my site. Beach Hill is a fictitious beach town along the California coast and the events in this piece are also fictitious, but like all satire it's based on real events.) Despite the recent increase in … Continue reading Beach Hill Reopens Beaches
(I originally wrote this piece for another site, but it was turned down so I'm posting it here. Seemed like a timely and much needed bit of humor. I kept it as is and didn't modify it to fit the aesthetic of my site, except for one minor addition to the final sentence.) The quarantine … Continue reading Quarantine Activities
When God closes a door, it's because you did something to piss Him off. ©2020 Robert Kirkendall
In April of 2019 I posted about a new project of mine, a screenplay about a person who is trying to escape from Santa Cruz, link below for more details about the plot. https://robertkirkendall.com/2019/04/17/im-writing-a-screenplay/ At the time I posted about the screenplay it was 60 pages long and in its early planning stages. By last … Continue reading Screenplay Finished!
(Been a while since I participated in Fibbing Friday, and now feels like the time to give it another go. This prompt is from pcguyiv, and I like the questions for this one. These questions really stirred the inner liar that's trapped inside me under so many layers of boring, sober, dull honesty. Enjoy! Link … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (7/10/20)
(This particular Carrot Ranch prompt has special meaning because it relates to the San Jose neighborhood where I grew up. But as you can tell from my story it's a neighborhood that's had several names, has been populated by different peoples, and is far different now than what it was in its agricultural past. Link … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Blossom
(A flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch, the theme of this one is the three word phrase I Got Life, which has to appear somewhere in the story. Link to the prompt is below.) https://carrotranch.com/2020/06/26/june-25-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ Father ran out of the closet holding a board game. "Hey, look what I got. Life!" "Another old people's … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: I Got Life
For the longest time I thought of inspiration as events from real life that made such an impression upon me that I had to write about them. People often speak of inspiration as the result of an artistic accomplishment so remarkable that it influenced others to pursue their own artistic drives, and there are a … Continue reading What Is Inspiration?
Rewrite of this short story that I first posted seven months ago. It's a story about a conflict between a longtime employee and a new hire in management. The tensions in the story may make it more timely now than when it was first posted. Hopefully I improved it. Could make a good short film … Continue reading Form 6A (Repost)