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This is an erotic story about the weather.
Where 50 shades of grey clouds undulate through the sultry summer sky.
The wind blows, circling and pressing treetops, swaying rhythmically back and forth, up and down, suddenly springing free, erect against the considerable circumference of the earth. The storm clouds swell and heave, bigger and bigger until they burst and rain down on steamy slabs of asphalt. Lightning tentatively strikes. Silver balls of lightning … Oh … Read the rest
I give you the beverage of all hope and desire. I give it to you not only that you may get a strong energy boost, but that you might get maximum hydration and an extra kick of B-vitamins, caffeine, electrolytes, and SOUND AND FURY’s potent rye blend. Because no drink … Read the rest
What did I do this summer?
Well, there was all that nomination business, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t time for some rest and relaxation.
I went fishing with a couple of buddies. We were hanging out in nice New England town. It was an Island. A resort town called Amity Island. One of my buddies was a crusty old barnacle that was wise in … Read the rest
Literary fiction is a solipsistic mental patient, gazing at itself in a mirror. Very little is happening, except the internal churning of its little grey cells. Literary fiction demands center stage, simultaneously fascinating and repulsing the reader as its flesh is peeled away like layers of onion skin, revealing the bare bones of angst-ridden minimalism. It resides in the self-contained world where it presides over … Read the rest
From crime drama TV, whether it be an OCD Monk or the latest schizophrenic, a great lesson can be learned about making memorable characters that seem real. Here are a few examples of different TV shows , courtesy of an alternate universe where all fish are herrings, that give a character a distinguishing feature.
Hello The Prospect. This is Cormac McCarthy.
I am calling to offer you the austere chill ushered in by a temporary retreat from societal expectations. The company I represent specializes in epicurean travel and respite from the shrieking madness of the autistic universe and you know something as this economy slouches towards the apocalypse we are offering the absolute best services for the absolute lowest prices. (deep breath) But I am not calling you to … Read the rest
Evolution is the process by which grammatical and stylistic mutations that enhance the appeal of fiction become more common in populations of writers.
Zaius Reads – A Publishing Evolution
Natural selection in evolution follows from three facts:
These conditions produce competition among stories for readers. … Read the rest
How have I remained unpublished for so long?
Indecision has played a critical role in my success as an unpublished writer.
I once spent two hours trying to select a drill at Lowes. So many factors to consider.
Ray Bradbury was an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Together with his brother Tom, he is best known for taking over the family business, Bradbury’s cocoa and chocolate company. In 1978 they acquired 14 acres of land on Mars, where they opened a new factory that manufactured Bradbury’s signature creme eggs.
The Bradbury brothers were concerned with Martian rights and provided an alternative to subterranean Martian life. As more Martain land was … Read the rest