Mystical Experiences and Where to Find Them

I’ve had a particularly stubborn pot of petunias living out back on my apartment balcony for a couple of years now. It’s a bit odd that the plant is still alive. Most people would let the undergrowth choke the plant… Continue Reading

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Protest

pink rose covered in water drops

  Winter drifts in on a cold mist, but this rose bush made one final protest against the season. For The Daily Post – Protest  Share on Tumblr

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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