Over the past week, in an effort to find places to write flash stories other than a web site or Twitter, I've experimented with writing Instagram. I like IG and spend roughly as much time there as many folks do on Facebook, so off I went. Aaaaaaaand I ran into a couple problems. First, IG has no … Continue reading Can You Write Flash Fiction on Instagram? I Did. Come and See!
May I speak to you plainly? Ever since I was a kid, I've wanted to write amazing stories. When I was little, I'd write tales of brave space explorers, with illustrations of Saturn V rockets and everything. I started, but never finished, a couple novels inspired (HA!) by Tolkien, Brooks, and Barbara Hambly. I … Continue reading Help Murder My Inner Critic and Get Cool Stories, Too!
For reasons I attribute to God's impeccable sense of humor, I am a Baptist with more than a few Catholic and Lutheran friends. Normally, when you get Catholics and Lutherans shoulder to shoulder, they fight wide-ranging wars where infidels are broken on the wheel and which end in a nice pot-luck and maybe a sing-along. However, when … Continue reading Okay, My Liturgical Friends, Let’s Do Lent!
So, yesterday, Twitter lit up brightly but briefly over this tweet from the New York Times. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/616303020574441472 I congratulate the social media manager of the Times for getting a conversation going about the newspaper in a way that doesn't involve cowardice. Heck, even President Obama found time to address the issue while awkwardly dodging questions about why his … Continue reading In the Coming Guac Wars, Humor Will Be the First Casualty