This story originally appeared on another blog as part of a contest to tell a short story about a spy cat. I wrote about the story and about the cat that inspired it here. However, since then it seems that that website has disappeared, so I decided to republish the story here, for completionist’s sake.
Continue reading Patience (Short Fiction)
It’s the penultimate Weekly Geeky Question, where my friend Rod asks me some geeky question that I have to answer. We’re now up to Week #51, so only one more to go. This week’s question is quite a bit different than any other we’ve had this year:
How would I create an openly evangelistic Christian film…and make it awesome and popular?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #51: Making a “Great” Christian Film
A short story I wrote for a contest a while ago (I lost), inspired by an experience I had a while ago doing research into a topic that employed some complex technical language.
Jason caught his reflection in the glass door at the front of National Executive Tech, a monument in stone and glass to retro urban industrial architecture. He wondered if he was ready. It was an unmissable opportunity, considering the prestige of the up-and-coming technology corporation: a six month, unpaid internship, but with a possible job at the other end. He took a breath and was about to enter when a skinny figure with a cheap tie slipped in ahead of him, commenting, “You snooze, you lose, JJ!” It was Ronnie, the other intern starting today—his competitor for the job. Continue reading Jargon (Short Fiction)
Only six months this time since my last effort, I return once again to Friday Fictioneers in an effort to provoke myself to more storytelling on this blog. The idea is to respond to a photo prompt with a story of 100 words. I’m not sure how this one has turned out, but nonetheless it makes me sad. Continue reading Losing [Friday Fictioneers]
Claude looked into the mirror, but all he could see was the back of his own head. His reflection would not meet his gaze. Claude waited, stared harder, but the reflection didn’t move. How long had this been going on? How long had his own reflection rejected him? Continue reading Glad to See the Back of You [Short Fiction]
Let me cut to the chase: I’ve had a short story about our cat Smudge published on another blog here.
EDIT: That blog appears to no longer be active. So I’ve republished the story here. Continue reading Smudge Lives On (New Fiction Story)
It’s been just over a year now, but I somewhat randomly decided to look at this week’s prompt for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly writing challenge in which people pen stories of roughly 100 words inspired by a weekly photo. At first, the picture didn’t inspire anything, but then suddenly, something emerged… Continue reading The Way Out (Friday Fictioneers)
A bit of light fiction, based on a true story… Continue reading Quick Thinking
Another round of Friday Fictioneers, where participants write 100 Word stories prompted by a weekly photograph. Below is this week’s photograph, followed by my story.
Continue reading Friday Fictioneers: Uncomfortable
Once again, it’s Friday Fictioneers, where participants are challenged to pen a 100 word story, inspired by a particular photograph. Continue reading Friday Fictioneers: Memory