Thoughts

Unleashed: A curious bit of follow up.

I want to be upfront about something. The post, “It’s a Curious Bit of Culture,” from the inception of the idea, worried me. When I conceived the first sentence all the way up until when Laura, my wonderful wife and editor, read it. I knew that I was self-editing in the extreme. What’s wrong with …

It’s a curious bit of culture isn’t it?

You probably know someone who is an asshole. Pardon the expression, it may be brutal, but it’s necessary. We all know one. It is said that there is one in every group. I have even heard the addendum that if you don’t think so, you’re probably it. You’ve probably experienced this thought a time or …

The Evolution of a Story – Bernard’s Story

As you may have seen in my previous post, I laid out the framework for a story. This post is to show how a series of bullet points grows into story of it’s own accord. I attended Indy WordLab on Monday night and found myself inspired to go back and take another look at the …

Bernard and the Shadowy Figure

Below, you’ll find a very short story. I hope you enjoy!   <<Conversation>> Shadowy Figure: Oh, I think you’re wrong Bernard. I think you underestimate them. Bernard: You can’t fault me for having faith. Shadowy Figure: Perhaps not. I truly hope that I’m wrong Bernard, for their sake.   <<Setting Change>> The scene changes to a …

To Embrace Anger as a Creative Fuel

For a long time I have considered myself logical. I have made decisions by applying the rudimentary principals of chess. I am a “snappy” decision maker; I weigh the options, root out the logical outcomes, and make a decision. I rarely, if ever, look back unless it involves larger sums of my own personal income. …