Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 31

Wednesday Short Story: Another dose of Sci-Fi

“Space is a big place.” Shawn had heard that damn cliché ad nauseum. He’d heard it a thousand times during Galactic Flight School. A thousand more times when he joined the military, and a thousand times again when they promoted him to Interstellar Special Ops. When he was dishonorably discharged for muscling money under the table …

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Aug 23

Short story entry: A sci-fi twist

“No one could figure out how you’d managed to disappear without a trace. Please stay strong. We will do what we can to set you free. Love, Ben and Miranda.” As if I needed the reminder. Disgusted, I crumpled the letter and hurled it into the corner of my prison cell. I’d been locked away …

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Aug 10

Finding Humor in Less Than 350 Words

This is my response to a contest hosted by ex-agent and current author Nathan Bransford. On his blog, he is soliciting “hilarious” entries that are 350 words or less. Not just humorous. Hilarious! As if the bar wasn’t already high enough — writing humor is, in my opinion, the hardest task for a writer. Here is my …

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Aug 05

The worst smell in the world is…

Here is my response to the fourth writing prompt provided by Courtney Miller-Callihan of the Sanford J. Greenburger agency. * The worst smell in the world is the puff of smoke from the bullet that takes your life. It must be true. I’ve killed a hundred men at point blank range. The ones that don’t die as soon as …

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