Screenplay Finished!

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!

Fibbing Friday (7/10/20)

(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)

99 Word Prompt: Blossom

(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

99 Word Prompt: I Got Life

(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

What Is Inspiration?

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?

Form 6A (Repost)

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)

Posting Because I Haven’t Posted Lately

Hi all.  I've been so busy on other writing projects that I realized I've been neglecting my website like a delinquent parent.  The shame!  So naturally I decided to write this post so I don't fall behind in the massive clutter that is cyberspace. What has happened in my life?  Not much, just enduring the … Continue reading Posting Because I Haven’t Posted Lately

Fibbing Friday (5/1/20)

(More fun things to do during lockdown, improving how to lie.  This week's Fibbing Friday is prompted by pcguyiv, and the theme appears to be finding differences among similar things and similarities among different things.  All a bit confusing, but I attempted to come up with the best falsehoods I could in this reciprocating prompt.  … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (5/1/20)