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A Pillar on High

I’m feeling like someone who is sitting atop a 50 foot pillar. The pillar sways in the wind, threatening to fling me into the empty oblivion. I cling to it desperately. But what good is it to be perched here so high? I can see you, but when I shout to start a conversation, you […]

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My reputation

ZERO TO HERO DAY 16: MAKE A WRITING PROMPT YOUR OWN The prompt: Do you have a reputation? What is it, and where did it come from? Is it accurate? What do you think about it? It’s difficult to think of myself as having a reputation. I hear the word reputation when people are talking about […]

More thoughts about writing

November is over, and  that means all of those people who did NaNoWriMo will stop posting Facebook updates about their progress.  I tried NaNoWriMo a couple of times and failed quickly. There are two reasons for my failure, I think. First, I don’t have enough time to write that many words every day. Well, I […]

Kitchen Table

I have a character named Cynthia  that I sometimes conjure up when I’m trying to write fiction. Here’s a little scene that has never gone anywhere. I think it has some promise though. Kitchen Table Cynthia sat at the kitchen table waiting. She wasn’t waiting for the toast to pop up. That happened five minutes […]

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