Monthly Archives: April 2015

Amusing Coincidences

So one of the places I submitted “Second Thoughts” was an anthology called “Spark”, which does not discriminate by genre. Being a smart submitter I paid the six bucks and change to pick up the anthology. And who was the author … Continue reading

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Recommendation for Writers

The Grinder is a truly outstanding resource for anybody trying to break into writing. I just submitted “Second Thoughts” to six different publications, none of which I would have even heard of without the Grinder. It’s basically a market database, … Continue reading

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Finished a New Story

The story is titled “Second Thoughts”. It is the story of how a suicidal girl and her kidnapper find redemption, whether they want to or not. I very much like how it came out. Personally I think it is my … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling, Hypocrite Extraordinaire

Rowling, in response to somebody saying they can’t see Dumbledore as gay: “Maybe because gay people just look like…people,” Rewind a bit. Here’s Rowling, immediately after announcing that she always thought of Dumbledore as gay: She added [to what she … Continue reading

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How Do People DO This Routinely?

I’m in the middle of my Flannery O’Connor-esque black comedy and holy crap, my villain (I guess that’s ultimately the best word) is absolutely stomach churning. Almost literally. I feel somewhat sick when I write him. He is a rapist. … Continue reading

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A Note on the “Justified” Finale

I’ve argued with a couple of people over this and agreed with a couple, so let me make my position clear: In the finale the writers try to make it clear that we’re supposed to sympathize with a murderer who … Continue reading

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“Justified” Season Six Retrospective

First, the finale: The first 35-40 minutes were AWESOME. Absolute perfection, some of the best TV the show has ever done. The final twenty took place after a time jump, and it was a little dull. Winona remains the most … Continue reading

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