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Story Hidden “In Plain Sight” (the TV show)

If 90% of everything is crap, that rule certainly applies to television. Most of what I see of current television series leaves me woefully unsatisfied, and even a little pissed off. Then, this past weekend, my parents introduced me to In Plain Sight, a show that a friend of mine called “a mid-grade crime procedural.” […]

What Do Your Favorite Stories Give You?

Christine Macdonald yesterday posted on her blog a reminiscent piece about what Sex and the City gave her. Sex and the City not only gave me the gift of entertainment (wrapped in a bow of laughter and tears), it helped me see I was worth more and gave back a piece of myself I had […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2011/04/08)

I’m trying yet another strategy for these #FridayFlash Favorites. This week, since I had some time to post them and found a number of stories that made the cut, I’ll post a selection from this week along with a few from weeks gone past. This week, I want to feature a special #FridayFlash, special not […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2011/03/11)

Time overdue for another 7 of my favorite flash stories from #FridayFlash. I’m a month behind, but still reading through the short-short stories authors have posted on Twitter each Friday, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. This past week, running on coffee fumes. I posted a new story, “Perhaps to Dream,” with a woman who faces […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2011/02/25)

Each Friday, writers post on Twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. And I (eventually) wrap up my favorites of these into a “FridayFlash Favorites” post. Recently, I’ve posted two short-short stories: “Of Death and Smiles,” about a man who wants to live forever, and it changes his […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2011/02/04)

Remember these? Each Friday, writers post on Twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. And I (eventually) wrap up my favorites of these into a “FridayFlash Favorites” post. I had begun and fully intended to continue these posts a few months ago, in November. Instead, my summer continued […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/11/12)

I thought I’d kick this year’s posting season off (after the summer lull) with a change to my weekly schedule. I’m going to try posting “#FridayFlash Favorites” on Friday, one week after the stories themselves were originally posted. I’m hoping that will give these stories more exposure, especially with the #FridayFlash crowd. Each Friday, writers […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/08/10)

Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. On August 6, I posted a story about a date gone bad. Of the rest of the stories that were posted Friday, here are my… #FridayFlash Favorites for August 6 I found an even 100 stories […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/08/04)

Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. On July 30, I didn’t post anything for #FridayFlash, because I was still recovering from my life blowing apart (although I did start on a story). Most of my time and mental energy has been taken […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/07/30)

Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. On July 23, I didn’t post anything for #FridayFlash, because I was still recovering from my life blowing apart. (I also didn’t post anything today, although I did start on a story.) Most of my time […]