Flash Fiction Friday

The things that spark our imagination: a shotgun with a silencer Loren Eaton really likes flash fiction. Until I got involved with his Advent Ghosts project, I’d never tried it. His particular brand of flash fiction is telling a complete story in 100 words. Not more. Not less. It can be a lot of fu … [Read more...]

The truth about sharks

About this time last year, I wrote about the upcoming Shark Week and why I thought it was important to understand sharks…even for those of us living in West Virginia. And then the week aired and it was terrible. It was sensationalized, fictionalized and false. I was thoroughly disgusted. Sharks are … [Read more...]

Not about “Glory Days”

In a couple days, it will be my birthday. Not a big one or one of the magic number days that end in 0. Just a birthday. For some reason, I always get a little bit moody around my birthday, though. It's not about getting older. As they say, it beats the alternative. And I've never been one to … [Read more...]

Being American on the 2nd

Friday is the Fourth of July, the day we honor the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Today, however, is the anniversary of when the Continental Congress actually voted for independence from Great Britain. It took them two more days to agree on the wording of the Declaration of … [Read more...]