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Writing Wednesday: More About Me, Detective Jimmy Delaney, and Writing Backwards

Last Week’s Goals My blog entries were all posted on schedule. I was double checking my story spreadsheet, and discovered that one of my stories (“Installment Plan”) that was out to market wasn’t overdue for a reply from the traditional publisher after all – it was rejected a month ago, but the email was lost … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: An AI Grows from Passengers Trapped in Limbo “In Robert’s Memory”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: An AI Grows from Passengers Trapped in Limbo “In Robert’s Memory”

“In Robert’s Memory” started out with the idea of a sort of Titanic in space, awaiting rescue after a calamity. The pun of a title may have been the germ of the story – but I’m not sure. This is a story about a ship’s computer whose memory becomes contaminated by human inhabitants. In a … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: The Trials of a Pantser Trying To Maintain Series Consistency

Last Week’s Goals My blog entries were all posted on schedule, and all my available stories are circulating out in the traditional publisher markets. That includes “A Difficult Conversation” – my first COMPLETED short fiction for 2021 (that is the working title, but not the final one, which has been withheld from this post to … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday about My Confusion About When Appropriation Is Appropriate

Our cancel culture seems to be intent on removing words from our dialog (and without words, what’s left?) Sorry, I’m a writer, and part of my thinking revolves around the importance of FREEDOM OF SPEECH and its sister FREEDOM OF THOUGHT. If certain words are outlawed from being spoken, how easy is it to address … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Amun May Not Want What’s Coming To Him In This “Inheritance”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Amun May Not Want What’s Coming To Him In This “Inheritance”

“Inheritance” came from a combination of grave-robbers, the artifacts AND servants buried in tombs, and a touch of being careful what you wish for. Wealth isn’t always what you think, and just as one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, it works in reverse, too. Here’s the Blurb When Amun discovers that his family is … Continue reading