More Trips through time with Derek

There’s lots of research in writing a time travel book–or at least there should be. The novel won’t be out for a long time. We (the wife and I) recently watched yet another movie of the ilk, The Fountain (2006, starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz; a good one). I d finally getting around to […]

Fencing the Sky

Back in 2013, James Galvin wrote a well-received western novel called Fencing the Sky. This post has only a slight connection to it–a writing prompt from a Zoom-hosted small group of local writers in southwestern New Mexico. This will likely be the extent of it, but who can say. Big Sky Country—where the well-off buy […]

Harry and Sarah

A Dark Job What will come of this? Something to build a story on. Sci-fi. Harry always took his coffee with cream and sugar. So what? Sarah finished her black coffee as she always did—while still hot, before stepping out. Out into the cold night, she walked on leaden feet. Feet that felt only dread. […]

An Impossible Agenda

It’s not impossible, just challenging—getting that second short story collection out in December. Especially when there’s much still to be written!!!!! Here’s a tiny tidbit on a short piece—The Cytherians. It’s not done yet. “Thar, is that you?” Drax asked uncertainly, gazing at his own reflection. “It’s Drax.” “Why yes, Drax,” Thar chuckled, offering his […]

The Leap–a Short Piece

The memory and the imagination–tools in a writer’s bin. A story of devolution that began with a travel piece on Views from Eagle Peak. Modified a bit–with more fiction and less fact. Some remains. Writing from life some call it.  I looked down at the dull gray boulders, thirty-feet below the clear water of Lake […]

He Awoke at Dusk and an Update on the Short Story Collection

The Vampire Bodhisattva After a brief time away in a sunny and warm Puerto Vallarta, it’s back to writing. This story has been sitting around for a few years. I hesitated to include it in the collection coming late this fall. Then I thought, ¿por qué no? Did I mention the Mexican beach trip? Anyway, […]

The Cytherians

A snippet from a prompt at the Gila Writers Group. Maybe something to use in a short story or . . . ? The Cytherians, by necessity, are a shiny sort of people. The planet is very near its sun. The surface is very hot–too hot for more than a brief visit from the underground […]

We knew it when we saw it

A short piece about the place where we really live–transformed far, far away. A sketch for a short story perhaps. We knew it when we saw it, the place for our dream house. We climbed the rocky slope, over and between the boulders left by the upthrust of tectonic events millennia ago. So much like […]

Time is Running Out–Download Your FREE Copy of The Fountain

Don’t miss out! Just two days remain to  Download The Fountain for FREE—today and Monday, December 18th.  It goes back to the regular price on the 19th.  See snippets from just three of the reviews that we have received. Read the rest of these and other reviews on the Amazon page. It’s in the top ten […]

Download The Fountain–FREE for the 2017 Holidays

Download The Fountain for FREE—tomorrow and any of the next four days: December 14 through the 18th.  It goes back to the regular price on the 19th. Don’t miss out! See snippets from just three of the reviews that we have received. Read the rest of these and other reviews on the Amazon page. “The Twilight Zone Meets Philip […]