Happy New Year! And may 2020 be an improvement over 2019.
This is a prompt from pensitivity101, 10 questions that have to be answered untruthfully. Go to the link below to see the prompt, and join in if you feel so inspired, or if you're just really good at lying. https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/fibbing-friday-25th-october/ The questions, and answers: 1. What makes squash? Mommy and daddy squash 2. How would … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (10/25/19)
Rewrite of Redwood Summer chapter 15, a novel of 1990 San Jose. In this chapter the main character receives life changing news. Only two more chapters to rewrite and repost. I've spent a lot of time rewriting this novel, and maybe Redwood Summer will never come to anything, but everytime I work on it I … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 15 (repost)
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A rewrite of chapter 10 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose. In this chapter Jason is attempting to fix the car problem from the previous chapter, and ends up having a conversation with his father about where he's at in life, and about what Silicon Valley was in its agricultural past. via … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 10 (repost)
https://carrotranch.com/2018/01/19/january-18-flash-fiction-challenge/ Cpl. Wildey led his squad through a clearing and into a wooded thicket toward enemy lines on a reconnaissance mission to ascertain troop locations. The trail they were on approached an enemy headquarters in the distance. Cpl. Wildey thought he saw movement ahead, so he ordered his troops to sneak up by crawling through … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Boots
The beginning of the flashback in which the the main character reflects on the events of that year (1990). His memories make up the rest of the novel until he's back to where he is chapter 1, but with a new understanding. Source: Redwood Summer Chapter 2
I'm working on chapter 13 of Redwood Summer right now and will post it soon. Redwood Summer is a story about youth, friendship, love, betrayal, loss, and takes place in 1990 Silicon Valley, an era of great change. Here is where it begins. Source: Redwood Summer Part I Chapter 1
My summer short story! An amateur photographer, excited with new found artistic dreams, takes pictures at a Native American sun ceremony in the Arizona desert. Afterward he discovers something unexpected. This may be my most autobiographical story. Source: Vanishing Act
(I have not written a poem in years, but I used to write poems back in the '90s and read them at poetry slams and open readings. My poetry is different than my prose and dramatic writings because once I write a poem I do not rewrite it, making my poetry, though imperfect, as close … Continue reading A Silent Wound: A Poem