Tag Archives: short stories

So there I was just minding my own business…

You know, making every honest effort not to think about #youknowwho by revisiting a favorite book of mine (and which is listed as one of my Writing Resources) so as to give my brain a break from of all of … Continue reading

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Fake News is so Poe-thetic

I read an Edgar Allan Poe story today entitled The Angel of the Odd. It’s a fun, fast, Kafka-meets-Twain, easy to forget kind of read. But what is most memorable to me about the story is that it is entirely … Continue reading

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LEAVE IS LIVE! | PLEASE DONATE & SHARE

This is it, my friends. The moment I’ve been waiting for where things finally begin to get real for me. And by real I mean from now until the end of the filming of LEAVE at the end of October, … Continue reading

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George Saunders On Story

I haven’t read any Saunders yet; been meaning to…more so after watching this:     I discovered this video at Saunders’ site. I watched it first at The Atlantic. You can see it in its original production at the beautiful … Continue reading

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The book’s always better than the movie…

Right? That’s the rule, right? Books rule over movies. Always. Before I got involved with this whole short film thing, I always would get indignant after watching yet another failed movie adaptation of a book I liked. And I would … Continue reading

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WRITE EDIT WRITE: Flash Fiction by Author Pam Schloesser-Canepa

Last week I announced that we were starting a private Facebook group for Writers and Readers called WRITE EDIT WRITE. Well I am happy to say that we have had a great response to the announcement and our group includes … Continue reading

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A Mid-Term Thank You To All Who Support #IndieFilms

Seeing that we will begin filming sometime in early July, I would say we are about half-way through our campaign to raise the seed funds, so to speak, for the larger Indiegogo campaign that will raise the major funds needed … Continue reading

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Write What You Know, You Know…

They say, Write what you know… And in response I say, Okay… So when I began in earnest to write stuff for people to read way back in the early Nineties – what a great decade that was – about … Continue reading

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While waiting impatiently yet steadfastly for my #shortfilm funding campaign to begin…

I invite you to pass the time checking out the short film funding campaign for a good friend of mine, Jeffrey Stackhouse. Jeffrey – an award-winning screenwriter and all around talented/good guy – and the rest of his cast and … Continue reading

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So, I’m Going To Make A Movie… UPDATE #1

As you may already know, a short film is going to be made of a screenplay I adapted from LEAVE, one of my short, dramatic stories about what it may have been like for the first females sailors assigned to … Continue reading

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I was going to review Hemingway’s A MOVEABLE FEAST, but…

…I am knee deep (I’m pretty tall dude so that’s pretty darn deep) into so much stuff* — stuff being formatting my two latest books HOW NOT TO DIE and SHORT VERSES & OTHER CURSES into print editions; setting up … Continue reading

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A Turkey Tale by Mark Twain

#happythanksgivingmyfriends   HUNTING THE DECEITFUL TURKEY Mark Twain When I was a boy my uncle and his big boys hunted with the rifle, the youngest boy Fred and I with a shotgun–a small single-barrelled shotgun which was properly suited to … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman Is My Co-Pilot

Okay, I’ve never been one of those hardcore Gaiman fanboys* that you see following him with blind, whole-body, fervor on twitter but I sure do have a whole lot of respect and admiration for what he’s accomplished in his life … Continue reading

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