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"Fate will carry the willing man..."

“Surrender” she said.

There’s a bolster lying vertically down my mat, and I’m standing at the top, feet apart. I had just come up from what seemed like a failed attempt of an unsupported drop back…because the floor seems so far away, and the breath just wants to leave me hanging midway. 684 more words


Review: The Three Fates of Ryan Love

The Three Fates of Ryan Love is the second in Erin Quinn’s series about the Beyond. When a mysterious woman shows up outside Ryan’s bar with a warning that he’s about to die in an explosion if he doesn’t flee with her, he ends up running despite his doubts. 524 more words

Book Reviews


Another day of life by the drop.
I pray to lord, help me stop.

I awake in pain, feeling shame.
Knowing soon again I’ll play the game. 165 more words


The Road in the Middle

The house was built at the end of the road. The road had had many names throughout the years and most of them made reference not to the road itself, not to its destination, but to those who lived next to it. 1,421 more words

The Sleeping God


I was asked recently what serendipity meant to me. I said that I remember seeing a cartoon which went a bit like this-

A man went into a shop and after wandering around for a while said to the shopkeeper- 19 more words


only in stories

so what if it happens only in stories
isn’t your life one big story?
plenty of blank pages sure
but aren’t you also holding the pen?


Writing Peripheral Scenes

One strategy during revision is to write the scenes that take place outside of the narrator’s experience. What happened before he entered the room?

Those scenes can help me imagine everything from the posture to the motivation of the various characters when our narrator does arrive. 1,049 more words