Room with a View – Part 3

This previously unreleased short story will be featured in installments over the next few weeks. Follow along and enjoy...the Room with a View. Room with a View - Part 3 Craig pressed the last number on his phone.  He waited impatiently while listening to the soft ringing in the receiver. …

Room with a View – Part 2

This previously unreleased short story will be featured in installments over the next few weeks. Follow along and enjoy...the Room with a View. Room with a View - Part 2 He was tired.  The day had been long between his shift at the gas station and the classes at the…

Room with a View – Part 1

This previously unreleased short story will be featured in installments over the next few weeks. Follow along and enjoy...the Room with a View. Room with a View - Part 1   The knocking was subtle but it was enough to wake Craig from his slumber. He rubbed the sleep from…

We Eat Our Own

Writing is difficult enough without all the noise in the universe. Countless hours spent in solitary confinement, honing a fickle craft. Ever-shifting currents in the publishing industry. Networking in a field spread thin across the globe. Shouting above the din to be heard and discovered. Who knows how to slay…

Nothin’ But A Good Time

How can I resist? - lyrics from Poison's song Nothin' But A Good Time Tomorrow marks the 100th Episode celebration of The Horror Show with Brian Keene. As I excitedly prepare for the trek down to Maryland to help Brian Keene celebrate his milestone, I couldn't help but channel some…

Can you hear me now?

So much noise.  Everyone is talking at the same time.  Showing you things.  Selling you stuff. I'm guilty. The experts tell us how to stand out from the crowd.  How to break through the clutter.  The noise. What for? People will only pay attention to something if they care about…

When the Bullet Hits the Bone

I suck. I'm an ass. Can I be honest here?  No?  Screw it.  It's my post, not yours. I had a really bad week.  Although, my family would disagree with that statement.  They would say THEY had a really bad week.  With me. Like a petulant child, I had several…

Shrinkage

Being a man is tough business. There's shrinkage. I know, I know.  Women ARE much tougher than men.  They have so many hormonal things going on all the time.  They squeeze watermelons (babies) out of a space the size of a dime.  Women even have to fend off big, hairy,…

What Writing Has Taught Me

Writing stories is a gift. I'm not saying I am more gifted than anyone else who writes.  I'm talking about the "gift" writing stories has been FOR ME. Even though I have been writing since I was a youngster, it wasn't until I shared my words with the world that…