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Free Writing: “Mr. Shade”

There is a puddle in the alley.  Where the concrete slopes from one side to the other, forming the most subtle valley for rain water to drain away, find its way to the maze of sewer and drainage pipes and into the harbor and rivers. The concrete is the color of stale sand.  Faint striations…

Fiction: Fireflight

The sound, like cotton fabric being torn on the other side of a door.  A glow of light, customizable of course, followed by a faint, almost pleasant push-pull of scented air as the vacuum — and nature abhors a vacuum – is created and filled. And there sat Killian.  “Heeey, what’s up, Greg?  Did Joann…

Sci Fi: Need new Skiffy

I’m in a writin’ mood.  Yet I don’t seem to be in a frame of mind to sit myself down and write.  Gonna have to do something about that. I’ve read a bunch of sci fi books recently (not including the two Dr. Who ones, which were entertaining): “The Accidental  Time Machine”, Haldeman “Gateway”, Pohl…

How to right real good.

I’ve been thinking about this some more.  Last time around I mentioned two traits of good writing: detail and rhythm and then I got a little philosophical.  Detail entails being descriptive and one of the most effective ways to be descriptive is by using similes and metaphors.  Should those be plural? Simile & Metaphor Do…