We pull him away from the shelling. The guns still rumble outside as we journey deeper and deeper underground. The way down is supported. Strong. Beyond the thick concrete the earth turns to bedrock. A line of lights strung up the passageway to the door struggle to stay lit. When Hans closes the heavy wooden … Continue reading Bunker
There will be snow soon. The air is getting stiff. Our Journey has more in store for us. We will reach the warm place soon. And yet, you stop here on this lonesome tree branch. Must you test me? Come. Look and see. I see nought but two children below, playing on the frost. Look … Continue reading The Weighted Branch – A Conversation
I thought I'd compile a comprehensive list of all the music I will be listening to while pumping out a novel over the next thirty days. Anyways, in no particular order. Daniel Lanois - Acadie (1989) and Belladonna (2005) Luca Fogale - Safety (2016) Purity Ring - Shrines (2012) Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959) … Continue reading My Albums for NaNoWriMo 2016
He is awoken by the sounds of commotion outside. Was it just his head or did he hear shouting. The clock on the wall seems louder now, like it is masking something else. He listens hard. There. He wasn’t tricking himself. There was shouting coming from outside. Kip pulls himself up out of the chair … Continue reading Excerpt from White Feather
Formatting in Microsoft word is not fun. Especially not action directions. Proper formatting is my favourite or least favourite thing, depending on how fast I want to write. I have a chronic habit of forgetting which way is Stage Left and Stage Right. Telling a story almost entirely though dialogue has given me a newfound … Continue reading Things I learned from writing my first full-length play.
"Scaring the passengers, Markoff?" Van Baum says as he floats in. "Shouldn't you be on the bridge?" "Well, yes, but that's no fun now is it?" Van Baum looks at the people in their seats then floats close to Alex. "I sedated the Missus over there. She was very very scared." "I thought I explained … Continue reading Excerpt From New Harmony