via Daily Prompt: Forlorn At times I wonder, am I delusional? Why don't I feel more hopeless, unfulfilled, abandoned? Maybe I should, maybe I'm in denial. Whatever the case, I don't feel forlorn and I can't help but wonder why. Nearly two years ago I left a good job in a rather toxic environment. I … Continue reading Why Don’t I Feel Forlorn?
Trying my hand at Flash Fiction, 1,500 words to be exact. Enjoy! Another year, another embarrassment of Christmas riches. A family blessed one might think. Look closer, however, and you can smell the rot just below the surface. I plaster a smile to my face pretending to delight in this year’s loot. Funny, this act … Continue reading Around the Hearth, Dreadfully
In a post earlier this week I provided a non-spoiler review of the movie. If you haven't seen "The Last Jedi" yet I suggest you start there first. SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! OK with the spoiler warning out of the way where to begin? Initial first impressions are probably best so here goes. I … Continue reading Spoilers! “The Last Jedi” Review – So Many Mixed Emotions.
"WTF just happened?” “Where the hell do they go from here?” Those were my first two very unsettling thoughts while leaving the cinema after watching “The Last Jedi.” I can understand if one were compelled to write a review of the movie immediately upon first viewing the overall sentiment would not be positive (as evidenced … Continue reading My Spoiler Free Review of “The Last Jedi” – There is a lot to absorb. Give it time to sink in, it may change your initial take.
In honor Carrie Fisher and the opening of “The Last Jedi” later this week I decided to read all of Carrie’s memoirs and watch her one woman special “Wishful Drinking”. While I was on my “Carrie-binge” I threw in “Bright Lights” about her Hollywood upbringing and relationship with her mother Debbie Reynolds for good measure. … Continue reading Chasing Carrie Fisher
As is often the case with me, I was recently inspired by a movie opening to explore the literary source material. I’m one of those people who assumes that if a movie is based on a book, the book is likely better. In my experience that is usually the case. The last time it was … Continue reading Reading Agatha Christie: I can see the puzzle outline but the interior remains elusive.
This is an interesting question because the flippant answer would be at the beginning of course! But what is a beginning? There can be many entry points to a story, with each potentially leading the narrative in very different directions. I've just completed another Writing Challenge from Wonderbook (Vandermeer) that nicely illustrates this idea. The … Continue reading Where To Open A Story?