Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Show us your shorts...

No, it's not an indecent proposal. It's an invitation from the Writer's Digest to enter a short story (1500 words or less) in their annual short fiction contest. Deadline is Dec. 1. Since I'll be busy with Herb & Louise and the kids throughout November, I'm afraid if I don't enter before NaNoWriMo,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Checked in with my sister. She's doing fine -- will find out the results of the biopsy on Wed. And she got the birthday card! Woo! Hoo! Sign in to see full entry.

Excerpt from Waking the Zombies: two characters you haven't met

Colton Winfield had been planted in the Attorney General’s office while the ink was still wet on his law degree. This was on the recommendation of Derek King, CEO of WhiteEarth International. Winfield was fired when they caught him emailing confidential case information to Albeit. Matt Nichols of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some of the new stuff from WTZ...

fyi -- Joe Alvarez has not returned from Fairfax, VA, “the belly of the beast” where Albeit’s CEO (Matt Nichols) gave him a personal tour of the facility and an overview of the defense contractor’s power and mission. What he learned scared hell out of Joe. He disappears after George Finn, security... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Waking the Zombies...

Last year's NaNo effort was a sequel to the book that bloomed in '07. It's better than the first, more developed, but I've been kind of walking wounded, creatively. As I got started on the editing-revising process I ran into my old friend Ms. Block. Writer's Block. The story just curled up in fetal... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Something Elinjo said made me think of this...

I wrote it in the busy days, when the kids were little and the chores endless. JUST SITTING... When the time has come as the earth rolls on through cosmic dust and endless space, for me to leave the busyness of life for a solitary resting place, just leave my bones beneath a tree out in the open,... Sign in to see full entry.

Response to a response...

For Johnmacnab, who asked what is an Octomom or Gosselin... Jon Gosselin is the bitter half of the TV show "Jon & Kate plus Eight." They have twins and sextuplets. A camera crew follows them around for a "reality" show. Recently Jon has admitted having an affair, acted rudely toward his spouse, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My sister's birthday is next Monday...

Hers is just about a month after mine. She's had a hard time being the younger sis. She's had to suffer comparisons three years behind me in school, with teachers who remembered her older sibling. Worse, they made comparisons aloud and in front of the class. I was something of a pleaser, loved... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fruitful and Multiplied

Apparently the "Octomom" has a crush on Jon Gosselin. I saw the headline on my way here, and didn't have the heart to read the media fluff someone was crazy enough to report. Cheez, Louise! I am gamflasted, confused and dumfounded. Nonplussed. Maybe even freaked out. Just to keep up with current... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 19, 2009

One Sunny Day...

I used to live in a historic neighborhood -- didn't know it was so significant at the time -- but it now I believe it was unique. About 120 years ago -- 1889 or 1890 -- a businessman named N. O. Nelson decided to build a manufacturing plant just outside of town. His idea was that the company would... Sign in to see full entry.

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