Today, Dime Show Review published my story "Therapy."
With today being World Emoji Day, I remembered a Facebook post I made not long ago. The text said, “A Story Using Three Emojis.” Below that was this: 😍💔😢 Though “A Story Using Three Emojis” probably won’t prompt a full story, it did feel like I was easily tapping into my creativity. I added one … Continue reading Stories Using Three Emojis
As I said last week, two of my stories were published between Christmas and New Year’s. The stories were “The Online Auction” and “Loss” (the one I wrote about last week). Now, I’m writing about “The Online Auction,” which was published by Chicago Literati. “The Online Auction” is a flash fiction about a woman selling … Continue reading “The Online Auction”
“I think any writer who gives away his work demeans himself, demeans the craft, demeans the art, and demeans the buyer. It is not only caveat emptor, it is caveat lector. I don’t mean to be crude when I say this, but I won’t take a piss unless I’m paid properly.” --Harlan Ellison, speaking with … Continue reading Harlan Ellison
My first story to be published in the past year was "I'll Kill for Rain" at Inscape Magazine. It's a quirky story that I didn't think would be published. To try to simmer it down to one sentence, the story is about a man trying to deal with more than just the heat. The catalyst … Continue reading “I’ll Kill for Rain”
"Future Imperfect" was a blog about comics and comics related stuff. I didn't stick with it for long, and the blog has laid dormant for years. Now, I'm rebranding/rebooting it. Still named "Future Imperfect," the blog will about my writing. I've recently had success having five flash fiction/short stories published. I'm also having a poem … Continue reading Rebranding/Rebooting “Future Imperfect”
Last week, Marvel announced the three umbrella titles that will take place during “Secret Wars”: “Last Days,” “Battleworld” and “Warzones.” “Last Days” is just that: The last days of the Marvel Universe. “What would you do if you leaned today was your last day on earth?” asked Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso in a press release. … Continue reading Is the Marvel Universe Really Ending?
A couple of weeks ago, a rumor appeared that had no basis in fact. It was that Ty Simpkins, the kid from Iron Man 3, would replace Robert Downey, Jr., in the Iron Man armor. George Marston has a great post on Newsarama that details how the rumor started and got out of hand. But … Continue reading Just Look at James Bond
Last week, I posted some comments about the Charlie Hebdo attacks, suggesting that an attack on the comic book industry is a possibility. My comment was about creator-owned comics pushing boundaries. But it has been pointed out that fanaticism exists in men-in-tights comics. In the Comic Book Resources column “Fridays…with Greg Hatcher,” Hatcher mentions that scary … Continue reading Comic Book Fanaticism Is Real
I feel like I should say something about last week’s terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo. While not a “comic book,” Charlie Hebdo deals out satire in cartoons and other forms. I can’t think of anything to say, really, but others have said great things. My friend, Kirsten, posted to Facebook just hours after the attack, … Continue reading Comments on Charlie Hebdo