Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Whether it's the pop of a champagne cork, the tender, maybe lusty kiss of a loved one at midnight, or perhaps just an extra glass of wine with dinner and an early-to-bed, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve.

Looking forward to reading many new things from all my new "online" writing friends in 2011, as well as continued growth and success in my own.

3...2...1.... CHEERS!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Angel's Devilish Challenge...

Mr. Angel Zapata has just announced a new e-Zine, entitled "5 x 5 Fiction".  He's looking for stories to "shout from the rooftops.

From the submission call:

Complete stories (not rantings or poems) must be exactly 25 words long, told in exactly 5 sentences, with each sentence comprised of exactly 5 words.

You're also allowed a 5-word bio, including your name. 

Read all about it here. (And if you know any plagiarists... tell 'em to skip this one.!)

Ready for a challenge? I sure am.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's freezing up in here

bad sleep

+

procrastination

=

WRITER'S BLOCK

Anyone got a favourite exercise/method to recommend? I haven't been able to push more than 100 words a week (and not even that if it weren't for Lily Child's excellent weekly "prediction")

(Promise: this will be the last post in this vein.  Like Radiohead says, "You do it to yourself, you do.  And that's why it really hurts.)

Just going through a brief phase of "meh" is all.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Analysis

Could be the weather, could be a hangover from November, but I've been feeling ... dark.


Anna Lycis

Anna Theema drank coffee in bed,
She stayed awake 'til dawn and read.

Anna Bolique grew and grew,
The poor girl was forever buying shoes.

Anna Stettik was a sleepy one,
She drowsed right off and missed the fun.

Anna Tommi's body was fair,
They found bits and pieces, here and there.

Oh.
Oh.
Oh.

Annas sweet, and Annas fair
Auburn skin and creamy hair
Anna's name that burns so bright
Gives purpose to our endless night.

Oh.
Oh.
Oh.

Anna Nonim was the last this year,
She met with Us
                           

                             and disappeared.