Friday, January 07, 2011

Wise Words

“Give up on yourself. Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect, or a procrastinator, or unhealthy, or lazy, or any other label by which you inaccurately describe yourself. Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die.”
-Shoma Morita

(h/t Andrew Sullivan, who got it from Oliver Burkeman, who, I assume, got it from Morita)

Thursday, January 06, 2011

They Used To Call Tom Gordon "Flash"

But his attitude about flash fiction was unknown.

The 52/250 clock has rolled over again, and my story for this week's theme, "Floating Away", is here

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

A Violent 100: "He Wouldn't Dare"

Velvet Verbosity is the progenitor of the 100 Word Challenge- accept no imitations! This week's word is "Stabbed", and my contribution is called "He Wouldn't Dare"

"Stabbed", she thought. You often hear it in reference to something else- "my headache feels like I'm being stabbed in the eye", or "I have these stabbing pains in my back". But that's not really right. Nothing feels like being stabbed. There's the pain. But there's the wrongness of it, also- it feels unusual, and vaguely not real- an experience far outside what you usually feel.

She looked at the handle of the knife, sticking out of her belly, then up at Roger. He had said he would, and he looked surprised that he actually had.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

It's All About Flash

The fine folks at the 52/250 Flash have compiled another quarterly review, which contains a contribution from yours truly located here

Sunday, January 02, 2011