It's Easter morning and while I had our new dog out for a walk at the crack of dawn, we spotted a rabbit. He, of course, pulled and pulled wanting nothing other than to go after it. The timing of seeing a rabbit on Easter morning gave me the inspiration for a story, so after our… Continue reading Oscar and the Easter Bunny
Tag: short stories
Close, but no cigar
Just by happenstance (vanity search) I found out that my novella, "Failure of Flesh" made the 1st Quarter Honorable Mention list for the Writers of the Future Contest. Link to the press release So that's nice, but looks like it won't see publication there. On to the next market then.
So, the writing
Writing this past few months has been terrible. I could blame my job, for which I spent 2009 managing a team of writers and carrying twice the number of duties; or I could say I had to spend more time with my family because of our infant daughter (now a toddler). In the end though,… Continue reading So, the writing
Met with Rob Sawyer to go over a short story. He's currently Writer in Residence at the Merrill Collection of the Toronto Public Library. He read a short story I had been working on and gave me a good critique. Before I left I ran an idea past him. I was thinking of working on… Continue reading Writing update
I had a major breakthrough with a short story that had been bothering me for an inordinate amount of time. While Liz and I were at the cottage I finally figured out the plot that would satisfy me.
Another month passes with very little done
I spent some time, while at my parents' place in Northern Ontario, excavating many long buried projects in an effort to bring more content to the web site. And also to see if there wasn't something I could re-animate into a valid project. I discovered to my chagrin a large number of Star Trek-based projects.… Continue reading Another month passes with very little done
I'm working on a new short story, tentatively called "The Savior". It's currently in its second draft, and I think I'm almost ready to show it to a some of me test subjects (readers). I also just got rid of my last game on the weekend. I've decided for now that I should stay away… Continue reading New Story