No, don't take the following story too seriously. It's not meant to be serious. It's a fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants story. It's only a story. Again, With Bite Sit still, you old bugger. I’ll strap you in proper and we’ll head off to the quacks. No, it’ll be quiet. Everyone’s at home. There’s a new illness. Don’t squawk, … Continue reading Seriously?
Now that I've submitted the most recent project to a publisher for consideration, it's time for a new story ... How about this one? Idea: “Has it rained in the last two weeks?” [she] asked. No one answered. She spun around, hands on hips. Three of the four candidates frantically tapped at devices. Jayce gazed … Continue reading An Idea Pops Up
Hmmm, might have been a while since I posted. The good news is that I've almost finished the editing on the story for submission (oh, last week? Well, this week it will be submitted -- not out of time yet). I'm sure I spend more time editing than doing the first draft (even if the … Continue reading Which Way?
Jim’s thoughts on Diaballein …
I like Cage’s writing, she is very intelligent and she is a master at keeping her readers in suspense, never giving anything right away, she will make you work to find out what is going on, and you will develop questions along the way. I am not going to try to persuade any potential readers to read her work, as my purpose is to summarize a few of her beginning chapters, so maybe this should be called a Summary instead of a Review. Cage does a wonderful job at adding color to her stories with her descriptive adjectives and letting you inside the thoughts of her characters which makes them very relatable. The title of this novella is a bit scary being “Diaballein’, as the word “devil” originates from the Greek word “diabolos: which means slanderer, and that word comes from diaballein. Another meaning of this word found in the…
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There are so many shows on telly and other tubes about houses, restoration, renovations, and so on, that I don't expect to see some of the things I see. Looking at houses for sale, looking at how people do nice stuff to make their homes attractive, and the things that stick out to me aren't … Continue reading Timber and Decks