In Drama, Dystopian, Fiction, Micro-fiction, Sci-fi on December 10, 2013 at 1:53 am
The virus drifts, a long silk rope that winds in a loop deep within the man’s lower intestine.
Stuck here for days, embedded within the rotting meat of a cheap beef pie that the man has bought from an old mom and pop’s general store on the way home from his job at Johnson & Hibbard—‘The Tax Specialists’— the virus knows patience. In its limited way, it understands that the body encasing it is not, by and large, a strong body.
The virus unfurls and releases the initial infection.
In Comedic, Poetry on November 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm
We started off so well,
I saw you outside
(without a collar or bell),
I fed you to shut you up,
And keep you from little birds
you might get rough (with),
Now you're yowling
outside - monotone,
I was a fool to believe
that you'd leave me alone,
And I have no boot to throw,
But you're black -
if it hit you,
how would I know?
We used to be close friends.
I'm not a catmurdererbynature
In Editing, Non-fiction, Review on November 27, 2013 at 6:07 am
Sparky here with a quick review. Page-by-page, I’m currently going through ‘Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer’ by Roy Peter Clark. I’m finding it immensely useful.
Clark approaches writing from both a philosophical and practical standpoint: ‘Writing is a craft you can learn,’ he explains. ‘You need tools, not rules.’ With four different levels of tools at your disposal—’Nuts and Bolts’, ‘Special Effects’, ‘Blueprints’ and ‘Useful Habits’—the wide variety of tips and tricks covered will help to improve your writing on both a macro and micro level.