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Pigs of Minot

January 7, 2017

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A few nights ago I had a fever and I had one of those dreams that goes all night, no matter how many times I wake up, every time I go back to sleep, it continues. This allows me to think about and shape the dream, and it’s actually a large part of my writing […]

200th Blog

March 27, 2016

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Okay, well 209th, but I have so many “almost done” blogs that I haven’t really published much of anything this year. I thought a lot about this blog as it came up, coincident with me breaking 49,000 views. Wouldn’t it be nice, I thought, to get 50,000 views on the 200th post? I’ve been working […]

Rewind

July 24, 2015

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Forward I debated a long time about writing this story. Yes, it came to me pretty complete and so was pretty easy to write, but that does not always mean it’s worth typing up. I would appreciate any feedback on it. It’s also my first “hard” science fiction story, a story where science drives the […]

The Last Out

December 10, 2014

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Lisa drove up to the ball field, the station wagon sagging a little in the springs. She could smell the new-mown grass in the cooling air. She looked at Dylan in the back and chewed her lip. After agonizing about it all day, she still felt bad about not telling him, but she knew they […]

A Small, Sharp Blade

May 14, 2014

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An Apology for the Horrifically Banal This is the worst story I ever wrote. It’s just terrible.  I mean, it’s about nothing. It took me forever to write it, one paragraph at a time. I couldn’t even edit it I got so bored. So why did I do it? Well, it came to me in […]

Night Train

March 9, 2014

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A dream I had once, that all came true. I got out of the ancient Chevy and the wind instantly cut into me with grains of sand. It reminded me of shards of glass from a car accident I was once in. Then it reminded me of here. My childhood. The wind and the sand […]

The Dark

August 11, 2013

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Another flash piece. You’d be afraid of the dark too, after a night like that. I was back from college, visiting Crandall. He was one of those guys who had no aspirations beyond high school. He was going to stay in the same place and be a big fish in a little pond.  He was […]