Fortune, fortunate

A Wheel of Fortune spins and spins, clickety clacks until the leather flap holds firm. It has stopped. There is a winner. The Writer leans in and reads the Title and Number. Title is 'Agoness' and number is 15. This will be the next story she works on. This is her way of deciding what … Continue reading Fortune, fortunate

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A Mirage

It shines on the horizon, a shimmer of something that seems glorious, something to be followed with wide eyes and avid heart. It is an illusion. It will trap you in its simple beauty and lead you far and away beyond the ken of life. The desert does that. It spells the wanderer into thinking … Continue reading A Mirage

The Answer

Why are you doing it? I was asked (topic: the presentation next week). Why, indeed. The shortest and simplest reason is because I wasted so much time and effort trying to learn something everyone seemed to think every writer knows without thinking about it – structure. After all, there’s the 3 acts, the Aristotle’s incline, … Continue reading The Answer