|| One of my all time favorite websites is Fark. The headlines are fantastic, and the quality of the comments are significantly better than most other sites. I tend to lurk more than interact, but they have a weekly writer's thread that I have come to really enjoy. There's an eclectic mix of writers, but … Continue reading Heart of Farkness: Debrief
The Writer's Conversation A few years back I had the pleasure of meeting the ridiculously talented Tony Noland, when his work brought him Portland ways. I offered to show him around the city a bit, but we didn't make much past Powell's coffee shop, where we talked for quite awhile about writing. This was, perhaps, … Continue reading The Writer’s Conversation
Straight to the Bottom D. Paul Angel 457 Words Dr. Callahan walked into the conference room. Once again she was the only woman in the room, but instead of all the older, white men in suits gawking at her, they we solemnly looking at their papers. "You wanted to finally speak about my Psych Eval … Continue reading Straight to the Bottom
Illustrating Beyond Babel Beyond Babel was my #FridayFlash piece from a couple Friday's past. I view the #FridayFlash pieces as an amazing way to explore and try new means of storytelling. I really liked the idea of Beyond Babel, but I can't say as that I was overly thrilled with my execution of it. (Either … Continue reading Illustrating “Beyond Babel”
The Sasquatch Under the Bed D. Paul Angel 812 Words Edited 10:34, 5 June 15 - I changed how I handled identifying the Sheriff in the narrative. I think it flows better now and makes more sense to boot! There was no substantive change to the story itself though. - DPA "An escaped serial killer? … Continue reading The Sasquatch Under the Bed
Beyond Babel D. Paul Angel 1,034 Words When the Tower fell the peoples all scattered as with seed upon the wind. All the Tribes left, save one, who called themselves the Nubespatii. For them the land was sacred, consecrated by the Tower's fall. Amid the Tower's rubble and carnage they dug out their meager village. … Continue reading Beyond Babel
Heiss & Burg's Coffee Roasting Co. D. Paul Angel 999 Words It has come to my attention that the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle may not be quite so well known as I so blithely assumed. Simply put, the more accurately you know a particles speed, the less accurately you can know its position, or vice-versa. So, … Continue reading Heiss & Burg’s Coffee Roasting Co.
Monster-A-Go D. Paul Angel 868 Words Claire walked up to Bruce as he was pouring himself a cup of coffee. "Have you lost weight, Bruce?" she asked, looking him over as she grabbed some coffee for herself. "No, I don't think so," he replied, unconsciously sucking in his gut anyway. "I have finally been able … Continue reading Monster-A-Go
Immortal Drift D. Paul Angel 646 Words "Well the centrifuge part is certainly new. I'll give you that. I'm pulling what, seven gee's?" "Six point nine one." "Close enough, eh? Besides, seven gees... seventy gees... seven-hundred gee's... It doesn't matter because, again, I'm fucking immortal!" "Yes. We know." "Then you know my body will adapt … Continue reading Immortal Drift
Shiver D. Paul Angel 19 Words I try and blow my nose to get it out, but the spider's legs keep pushing the tissue away.