|Janus, god of transitions|
Go give it a read.
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|Janus, god of transitions|
Since I came on board, some of my fellow Write Anything writers have become so successful with their writing that they needed to shift priorities, which meant moving on from this site. Others have seen their creative fires burn so low that they felt they had nothing more to contribute. People left and successors were found for the Write Anything group. Now that Write Anything itself is going on to that great Google cache in the sky, will us writers limit ourselves to our own respective blogs? Or will some successor group coalesce around a new center of gravity?Go read the rest of it, and feel free to say goodbye, either there or here.
(A crowd of Tony and Tony's friends. Alcohol is present.)
Person A: "Hey, Tony, I've got a complicated problem. Maybe you can help me with it."
Tony: "Sure, what's up?"
Person A: "Well, it's a science question. You know a lot about science, so I figured you'd know the answer."
Person B: "Or at least he'd be able to make up something that sounds plausible, right?"
(General laughter and agreement.)
There were some really good, and even great ones...the book deserves some of the good reviews I see here... reminiscent of Steven King... I would read more by this author, and a couple of the stories would have been really interesting to expand on.
I found the stories a bit formulaic... mechanical plot twists weighed it down and rendered the wit trite... more snark than substance
|The time machine is hidden in the pyramid on the left.|
One day I saw a competition on a blog for short stories, entered it and won, which was a massive surprise. I then discovered Friday Flash (#fridayflash on Twitter) (www.Fridayflash.org) and began writing flash fiction as a part of that community. I read a lot of flash fiction as well and am now totally hooked on the form. It would be impossible for me to name one favourite short story writer as I read so widely now, but I always enjoy stories by Tania Hershman, Nik Perring (http://nikperring.com/ ) (who also edited A Knowing Look), Tony Noland, and Alison Wells.Thanks for the shout-out, Rebecca!
"cop-killer ammo + assault rifle + lunatic pulling the trigger over and over and over = killing children"
"abortions = killing children"
"liberal Democrats = abortions"
"liberals pulled the trigger in Newtown, CT"
No company’s more hateful than your own
You dodge and give yourself the slip; you seek
In bed or in your cups from care to sneak
In vain: the black dog follows you and hangs
Close on your flying skirts with hungry fangs.
In the place where you now are, there is much to be observed… But what will you do to keep away the black dog that worries you at home? … The great direction which Burton has left to men disordered like you, is this, Be not solitary; be not idle: which I would thus modify;– If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.For those of us who have to deal with our own black dogs, that's pretty good advice.