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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How Writing for Charity Can Earn You Money: Guest Post Over at Operation Awesome

That's right! I share with you all the secrets about getting rich AND being a fabulously good person. Isn't that lovely?

Heehee well maybe not all the secrets. Anyway, my dear battle buddies, do click on over to Operation Awesome to find out how writing for a charity can help you as a writer--as long as you don't try to get it to help you as a writer.

HOW'S THAT FOR SOME ZEN CRAZINESS

Seriously, go check it out.




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

You Live in a Sci Fi: Guest Post over on Mel Massey's Blog

Hey! Did you know you live in a scifi? I wrote a post over on Mel Massey's blog all about three crazy technologies you probably didn't know TOTALLY exist right now. From telepathy to home-grown organs, can you pick out the one that's not real? It'll surprise you. = P

http://www.melmassey.com/content/newsflash-you-live-scifi-are-these-three-weird-scientific-discoveries-real

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Flash Fiction: Mother's Day


Snow drifted across the windshield as my car careened across the road. I gripped the wheel, spinning it in a panic, my fingers frozen to it, my breath bated—the momentum threw me almost into the passenger's seat, and a feeling of weightlessness fell over me--

And that's why I noticed the snow. In that moment, I didn't see the tree, or the cars flying towards me in the opposite lane as I spun—I noticed the white. The picture of the mother I missed--in her white dress, with white speckling her hair--etched across the frosty road. The reason I was drunk.

The reason I was about to crash.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What's your favorite way to fly, and why?

Champion in Flight Release and Flight Fest!!!

You wanna fly by dragon? Enchanted bicycle? It's a lovely question, posted by Tyrean Martinson for her book release--you can join her celebration of flight by clicking on that link up there and then blogging about flight!

I actually really enjoy flying by real-life airplane--or that feeling you get in the haunted hotel at Disney's Hollywood studios, where you're dropped and then you're up again and then you're dropped so you're left, at least part of the time, suspended mid-air. That is a lovely way to fly. So if I could fly ANY way I wanted, I would want to fly just the way I am, with my arms spread and my face to the stars. Feels right, you know?

How about you? How do you fly?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

SciFi Flash Fiction: Free Thought


Luke held up his glasses, grinning. Wires dribbled off the sides like spaghetti as he whispered,

“We're privatizing free thought.”

His sister sat back and crossed her arms, smirking. “Isn't free thought already privatized? It's kind of, you know, in your head. Private.”

“No. Free thought means you can extend your thoughts beyond yourself and let them soar through the ether of--”

“Get to the point,” said Lisa.

“It means you can communicate. A child with a stutter might have great thoughts, but with the public's limits on communication, he can't set them free.”

“So...”

“This lets you tap into the other thinker's mind and see what they see.”

Lisa stood up and took the glasses from Luke. “Oh crap, not like your mind printer.”

“I swear, this time it works! Mute people, people who are just bad at talking, dreamers—their thoughts will all be set free!”

“Okay, lemme see then.” Lisa snatched the glasses and slipped them onto her face. She stumbled as the lights swirled around her and orbs like planets came into view. “Man, your brain makes me whoozy,” she muttered.

Luke flailed at her, trying to get them back. “You weren't supposed to put them on! I'm sorry, I didn't have my thoughts ready for you--”

“No,” Lisa grinned. “It's okay. It's totally okay. I like them.

I like your free thoughts.”