Sunday, August 1, 2010
The idea for this story came to me when I was reading about the Chincoteague Island horses.
You can read about the legend of the Chincoteague Island horses here.
You can see pictures of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge here.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
It got so hot in Texas this past summer, that all of the grass in the back yard died. It was replaced by native plants. Some of them were viney creatures that grew tall and sent out tentacles that strangled the roses. But the roses fought back. I heard them singing at night, I Will Survive. They reminded me of the bony bovines in this story.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Chris Bartholomew, the editor of Static Movement, visited my blog, saw the illustrations and asked me to submit one with the next story. So this time, to see the illustration you'll have to go to the ezine, because Static Movement has first rights. I would have posted it sooner, but I was supposed to be in Germany last week. Then the volcano erupted. There are strange things happening in the magma.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This much is true: We did speak to a technical support person with an Indian accent who said his name was Maverick.
Do Not Attempt to Snapshot the Locals,
People ask where I get my ideas for stories. I lead a writing workshop once a month. We begin with a twenty minute writing exercise. I hand out a page of lines from poems to serve as prompts. Back in July of 2008, the line, "Do not endeavor to snapshot the locals" from a poem by Michael Dumanis was on the list. It was the inspiration this story.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I try to finish one piece of flash fiction a week. Flash is a story in 1000 words or fewer. For each one, I prepare an illustration, because I need the practice drawing, painting and editing with Photoshop. So far, only my writing group has seen the illustrations. This post is the first time I am including the illustration with the link to the story.