We've all heard the saying that "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away." On the historic date of Feb. 25th, 2036, Libby's life changes when she is thrust on the road to empowerment and self-reliance by a gun-toting "ammosexual" granny.
The idea that good fences make good neighbors isn’t as old and outdated as some people would like you to believe. In fact, go to any counselor, advisor, or group for advice about dealing with hurtful people and eventually the subject of boundaries comes up. It’s common sense too. We don’t leave our doors unlocked. We don’t post our passwords on social media. As good as things are in our America, it is not utopia, and it’s populated with flawed human beings, not angels. My friend and co-author, talks about the inspiration for her first (and, I think, excellent) short story called “Auntie’s Magnificent Bricks.” #MAGA2020
I wanted to tell you a bit about my first story. “Auntie’s Magnificent Bricks” was written specifically for the MAGA 2020 anthology. I took a good look at the call for entries and said to myself, “Sure, I can give that a shot!” Here’s what the call for entries said:
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Create a Utopian future that was brought to us by President Donald J. Trump. How big will the wall be, and will it make things better? Will the UN & NATO be replaced by something better? Will Russia & China become our new allies, help us destroy ISIS, and get Iran & North Korea in line? Under Trump will we colonize in space, will The Smithsonian divulge secrets of ancient cultures, will the celebrities move out of the USA, or will we see Hollywood lose its grip on America?
TRUMP HATERS NEED NOT APPLY. Looking for…
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My friend and co-author, Marina Fontaine blogs about her upcoming story, Exile in the soon to be released MAGA:2020 & Beyond. When I first heard of a pro-Trump anthology intended to show the bright side of Trump’s election, I was curious about the concept, but had no thought of contributing. For one, stories of a... Continue Reading →
There is nothing quite like being able to condense an idea—especially a profound one—into a few memorable words or a single line. Some time ago I started collecting memorable quotes, and from time to time, I use them for inspiration, not just for my writing, but for life. Among my favorites is Robert A. Heinlein's... Continue Reading →
The first time I heard the term, GIGO, was in my machine language class—no, we weren't using abaci or slide rules (we'd given those up the year before). It's an acronym that stands for "garbage in, garbage out" and it's meant to convey the simple idea, that no matter how good your algorithm, if the... Continue Reading →
I'm very happy to announce that two of my short stories will be included in a new anthology put out by Superversive Press. Coming November 8th, 2017. http://www.superversivesf.com/2017/09/12/cover-reveal-news-maga-2020-beyond/
Check out my first post for the wonderful people at Superversive SF. -Hard Sci-fi Made Me Cry- Tired of the remakes, the reboots, the “let’s see how much more blood we can squeeze out of this turnip” output of today’s Hollywood? I think you’ll find Passengers a refreshing change.
I've considered doing movie reviews from time to time, but TBH, Daniella's is better. "All war movies are criticized, especially these days. But the review of the WWII film Dunkirk in feminist magazine Marie Claire went way beyond criticism. It was a full on feminist rant. " http://daniellabova.com/blog/dunkirk-feminist-not-love-story/
Okay, this was just too much fun not to share. Warning: it's addictive. On the upside, it could help you find similar writers to read, which is a good thing. http://www.literature-map.com/robert+a-2e+heinlein.html
On a writer's forum awhile back we were having a debate about genre. Let's face it, the lines have blurred and with everyone and his brother, and his dog, cat, ferret, and goldfish having an opinion on it, chances are that it's not going to get clearer any time soon. Some writers hate genre. They... Continue Reading →