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  • Poetry and NaNoWriPo

    Poetry and NaNoWriPo

    April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), which means it’s time for me to write a poem a day! Ha ha, not really, not this year anyway. Here are a few from a while ago that I haven’t shared before and two that are more recent. The featured image in this post is a pic…

  • On Writing

    In January, I got a message from an old co-worker asking me if I might be interested in talking to him about a position at his current company. I last worked with him in 2003 (or possibly 2002 – it was a while ago) while I was a senior technical writer for the information technology…

  • Time Flies!

    February went by in the blink of an eye and it feels like the Ides of March & St. Patrick’s Day 2018 will quickly be a thing of the past while I carry on privately writing, knitting, and doing other crafty things. I suppose I’m starting to come out of some kind of hibernation now…

  • Short short story: Dirty Knife

    Inspired by a Neko Case song of the same title.  All summer long, the heat and the sun had begun trapping him inside. It started in June when the sun rose at midday to just the right angle and he could feel himself drawing power on it, becoming incandescent with the heat and light, becoming…

  • The Cloud Factory 2

    What the heck is this? It’s for week 2 of a writing challenge, 200 words each day about dreams. The Cloud Factory 1 Jenny had insomnia. It was infuriating – she was so tired she couldn’t keep her eyes open, but as soon as her head hit the pillow, her thoughts kicked into overdrive and…

  • The Cloud Factory

    What the heck is this? It’s for week 2 of a writing challenge, 200 words each day about dreams. The Cloud Factory sits in Panther Hollow on the edge of Oakland. It’s looks like a factory, of course; it’s gray and has silos and towers and one giant brick chimney that the clouds come floating…

  • Writing Challenge Week 2: Dreams

    This week’s writing challenge theme is dreams; not necessarily dreams you have while sleeping, but that’s what I wrote about today. I hate reading about other people’s dreams, so if you do too, I understand; carry on with your day. I will say though, that for about a year now I’ve been having very vivid…

  • Writing Challenge: Nature Part 2

    Part 1 and an explanation are here. * Our driveway was dirt, with the attendant divots. When it rained, the divots turned into puddles and if one of the cars had gone out or come back, there would be tracks in the mud to make dams and rivers from. When the puddles froze overnight, air…

  • Writing Challenge: Nature, Part 1

    One of my goals for January and the new year is to write creatively more often. Nadia of Cottage Notebook is hosting a month-long writing challenge, with themes and increasing word counts through the month. I’m using it to get back into the habit of writing without having to decide on a theme or a…

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