Daily Prompt – Construct

For The Daily Post: Construct Today’s prompt gets a picture. I started writing another flash fiction, but things got out of hand and now I have the first bits of a zero draft for a cyberpunk mystery full of creepy… Continue Reading

Flash Fiction – Echo

Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), and the HUDF09 Team

For the Daily Prompt – Echo The phone was face up and flashing strange colors and messy squiggle shapes that vibrated across the screen.  All she had done was try to send a text message.  A very important text message. Vanessa… Continue Reading

Flash Fiction – Faded

The earthquake trembled through the bones of the prairie.  Jack pumps shivered, and to the east the wind towers swayed almost too far. The moon was pale and half-formed, silently drifting behind long streamers of silver cloud. A coyote leaped… Continue Reading

Culture and Technology: Why everything is so weird

Culture is the thing that lets you make a joke and expect other people to get it. It’s also rules about behavior that inform us of how to assess someone. Manners, if you will. And our ideas about good manners… Continue Reading

Vigor

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Vigor, or energetic life force, is a difficult meditation while surrounded by the efforts of trees and squirrels to go quiet and still for the season. There’s a red oak behind my apartment balcony that is gradually starting to earn… Continue Reading

Vote

Go vote.  Go vote.  Go vote.  Go vote. Then keep listening to the news, and learn how to harass and harangue and make demands of your congresspeople, your senator, your state legislator, your mayor, your city council, and your judges.… Continue Reading

Holiday Horror – Safe Neighborhood

safe neighborhood movie

Imagine if Home Alone had been a slasher film.  That’s what Safe Neighborhood feels like, and it’s hilarious. Safe Neighborhood follows creepy, bratty, oversexed 12 year old Luke (Levi Miller) in his campaign to seduce Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), the hot… Continue Reading

I am tired of the song “Wristband”

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The public radio station here plays that new Paul Simon song “Wristband” at least 20 times a day, and I hate it.  It’s the worst song on the album and I do not understand how it ended up as the… Continue Reading

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

I found the most magnificent pillow at World Market today. That, my friends, is a throw pillow depicting the grave robbing scene in the original Frankenstein film.  October is the only time of year that I can really shop for… Continue Reading