Can You Write Flash Fiction on Instagram? I Did. Come and See!

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!

Help Murder My Inner Critic and Get Cool Stories, Too!

  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!

Okay, My Liturgical Friends, Let’s Do Lent!

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!

In the Coming Guac Wars, Humor Will Be the First Casualty

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