Lucid Dreaming D. Paul Angel 666 Words I knew I was in a dream. Light just doesn't behave like that in real life. And, how else did I end up in a hospital? Even with my eyes closed I couldn't miss the distinctive smell. I looked around as best I could, but the light only … Continue reading Lucid Dreaming
(The above drawing by Felicia Cano is the best match to my imagination of Umbridge that I have come across) I would offer that J.K. Rowling's Dolores Umbridge, of Harry Potter fame, is the best literary villain I have ever encountered. From her smug condescension to her self-righteous superiority, I cannot think of an antagonist … Continue reading Re — The Look
The Look D. Paul Angel 675 Words One of the difficulties I have in writing is to create bad characters. Let me rephrase that. Bad characters are easy to make- I do it all the time! Creating villains, now therein lies the rub. What follows is my attempt to create the essence of such an … Continue reading The Look
Where Were You? D. Paul Angel 750 Words Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. This is an autobiographical #FridayFlash of the 16 year old me's experience of the 6.9 Earthquake. I found myself in midair. Literally. One second I was laying in bed watching the start of Game 3, the next … Continue reading Where Were You?
King of Swamp Castle: When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built … Continue reading Re Beginnings Chapter 2 — Overboard
Beginnings -- Chapter 2 #FridayFlash Overboard D. Paul Angel 658 Words This is a continuation of "Beginnings," Mark Gardner's #FridayFlash from 26 September 2014 on his fantastic blog Article 94. Mark wrote it as a stream of consciousness piece on an old school typewriter. In the comments he gave me permission to continue to the … Continue reading Beginnings Chapter 2 — Overboard