Category Archive: Writing

Mar 16

Iceland: Jewel of the North

I love Iceland. I’ve been fortunate to have visited twice. I’ve seen the astonishing, alien-like terrain; the beautiful glacial vistas; the serene, relaxing hot springs; and the hip, vibrant capital city of Reykjavik. Shockingly, it’s only a 4.5 hour flight from Boston — very doable for a long weekend. One of the most interesting facets …

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Mar 13

Admission of Collusion in Professional Sports

NFL fans, have you been following the recently imposed salary cap fines on the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins? Apparently, because of actions taken during 2010 — the uncapped year in between CBA negotiations — the league will be docking the Cowboys $10 million of salary cap room, and the Redskins $36 million of salary cap room. …

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Dec 07

Elder’s Will: Wednesday Excerpt #3

Here is the third entry in my continuing series of excerpts from my epic fantasy novel, ELDER’S WILL. For the first and second installments, click here and here. * Evening had set in, a gray sheen of fading light replacing the brilliant orange glow on my windowsill, when I heard the first sound. It was a series …

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Nov 16

Elder’s Will: Wednesday Excerpt #2

Here is the second entry in my continuing series of excerpts from my epic fantasy novel, ELDER’S WILL. I hope you enjoy it! *      I had made one friend at the University, and Nick Larsen was it. Temper aside, he was brilliant. He earned acceptance to the University not because he cared, but …

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Oct 26

Elder’s Will: Wednesday Excerpt

I’m beginning a new series of blog posts. Rather than my usual musings, instead I will post a short excerpt from the novel on every Wednesday from now until, well, until I run out of things to post, I guess. Hopefully this book will be published by then! Without further ado: Here is a scene …

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Sep 21

The Edge of the Earth: A 400-Word Sci-Fi Short Story

My house resides at the edge of the Earth. At the corner of ruin and strife. At the intersection of alone and scared. The world ended two years ago. A massive viral contagion culled ninety-five percent of our population. For those fortunate souls, death was swift. Those who survived because of a mysterious immunity were …

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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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