I feel the earth move

That's tectonics. Or else love. Paolo Neo Technology has caused a revolution in our relationship with the earth (not great news), and with each other (also not great news).  Luke Thanks to advanced technology we can meet, fall in love, misinterpret, over-interpret, fall out of love, break up, and get a divorce, by tapping on a keyboard. Writing prompt: Write … Continue reading I feel the earth move

quality time

Once there was a time, before VCRs or OnDemand,when families had to plan their quality television time around network schedules. This meant rushing home for St.Elsewhere or Hill Street Blues, or Cheers; enduring advertisements, or developing excellent timing for snack breaks that took no longer than 'a word from our sponsors'. There were no remotes, which meant getting up to … Continue reading quality time


Words make us This begins when we are conceived, born, and named. And thereafter, every word we hear, overhear, read, think, and write, defines us. Ugly. The root, ugga, means to fear. First known use: 13th century. This means that for centuries the word ugly has not only defined us, it has birthed, named, and reinforced our fears. Words are powerful. Remember that … Continue reading ugly

embed fiction in fact

Select a random location on any map. Familiarize yourself with the area, using travel guides, local news, and other resources. Then select a headline and fictionalize the story. Write with authority, using specific details, as you create the setting, then populate, and animate. The more you know, the easier it will be to embed fiction in fact.

wolf cries

Dystopias are realizations of exaggerated worst-case scenarios. They can be manifested from abuse of power,and they wreak havoc - impacting - even obliterating - the delicate balance of social, scientific, economic and natural ecologies. Enter the world depicted here - map the route, track the cries of 'wolf' that were true, but discredited, predictions.      Werewolf79 … Continue reading wolf cries