To answer that question, in my experience a problem I have is that I don’t run out of ideas and I can’t keep up with them so sometimes just let them go through the sieve of the memory. I don’t like doing that because the idea might have had some worth or poential as an… Read More Does the writer’s life mean one must keep up with their ideas?
An untitled story I have been working on over the New Years is coming along well. As yet, it is officially untitled, but with a tentative title as of writing. This hard laboured at project that has been marinating for twenty years is coming to fruition.
Beethoven Released April 3, 1992 WHOLESOME PICKS/A REVIEW OF Beethoven (1992). Released in 1992, Beethoven was a popular family comedy from America. Beethoven is the name of the St Bernard puppy that becomes one of an American family, the Newton’s.
Currently re-reading Roy Lomax’s Writing the Short Story — as am revisiting a short story, I wrote some time ago, and have lined up a market for one of my short stories. On the back burner.
The Word for Today is ‘sly’.
What was the point of pretending to be a black man in college and when ‘good’ company corrupts bad character. Film diary 1986/1987 #2
The man wasn’t servile, he was arrogant, behaving in such a way as to throw his authority around. The words that came out his mouth showed his superiority. He was a walking dictionary, and everyone just groaned when he produced another word, as if he knew better about words than everyone else. And some thought… Read More He liked the ‘literary types’, but was stuck in a dead end
2004. I interviewed David Moxon (pictured above), the then Bishop of the Waikato (in New Zealand), about The Lord of the Rings movies that were released in the theatre. It seems quite timely to publish that interview in light of the latest ‘incarnation’ of the Lord of the Rings in the media in 2022. Here… Read More Archbishop’s review: “A serious misunderstanding of Tolkien’s intentions,” he says to criticisms “The Return of the King” is out of touch with reality
Predicting the ending of a story makes sense when there is an explanation for the prediction. Otherwise, how does one know? The story of Jesus is not only a religious story, but one which predicts the ending and not all stories do predict the ending in such direct fashion.
It’s been thirteen years since I first started devising and writing a tale and this week I revisited the story again, didn’t feel like to, but since it was on my schedule, I thought I should get to this.
I got my coffee and wish time would stop because it is National Gormet Coffee Day. I would go home to have dinner, but since it’s Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day I don’t go home. My wife is trying to replace her fad diet with a real one and I want… Read More Stuck on time
He couldn’t kick the habit. He kept on taking the same path to the same coffee shop every day. Three times a day.
The barrister promised the customer something special in the coffee today. “You’ll take off,” she said.
The weather may have been the same, but not his coffee. The barrister slipped something extra special into his coffee today…
I like outrageous stories and tall tales that have an exaggerated sense of life. So, here is a short tale of going to the coffee shop.