The Basement

“Bad boy, staring at my legs like that.” She pushed the toe of her shoe against his shoulder, rocking him gently. “That’s what gets you into trouble. First you’re staring. Then touching. Then. Well, then you go too far is all, and then I have to clean up the mess.”

The Next Shooter

This is a semi-repost from what was originally posted back after the Sandy Hook school shooting. I’m going to re-post this – slightly modified – each time there’s another mass shootings.

“Kalifornia” – film review – B+

Shakespeare, and others, believed that every good story must have an unusual coincidence that the reader must accept, no matter how improbable.  I don’t know enough to agree or disagree with Shakespeare, so I’m going to give both him and Kalifornia the benefit of the doubt. A writer, Brian Kessler (David Duchovny) and his girlfriend…

“Insomnia” – film review

Reasons You Can’t Sleep “There are two kinds of people in Alaska,” said the bartender.  “Those who are born here and those who come here to escape something.  I wasn’t born here.”  I wouldn’t know if it is true, but it’s a fabulous movie line.  She, the bartender, says this after realizing that detective who…

River’s Edge – film review

Fade in to a grainy, overexposed, black and white shot of a glistening sunrise reflecting off a river and into the camera.  Slowly, both focus and color are added, enough that we see the river is rather muddy.  On a bridge over the river is Tim (Joshua Miller), a 10-year old boy with disheveled hair…

“Bernie” – film review

One of the toughest films to make is a dark comedy because it’s hard to flip between laughing and watching someone die, but if you need a good example, Bernie, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black, is the place to start.  It’s a sleeper that sneaks up on you in a good way,…

Woodbury Avenue – epilogue…ish

Deep breath. Okay, Woodbury Avenue is “finished.”  Sort of.  For more about the actual story, click here.  But for more about the process, then just keep reading. When it comes to writing, what I just did was the easiest part – writing a first draft.  That’s easy for a few reasons.  First, because it’s new,…

#fridayfictioneers via madison woods – 9/14

Every Wednesday Madison Woods posts a picture prompt to challenge writers to create a 100-word story or poem or anything that works for you.  then post your work on your blog.  additionally, on friday, you go back to her site and post a link to your blog entry in the comments on her Friday Fictioneers post. I’m going to try…

The Right to Bear Arms

re-posted – because you never saw it. Article the Second A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.   I’m not against guns. I’m against idiots with guns. I’m not against the right for citizens to own and keep guns. I’m against citizens owning…