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Dragonfly

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

I’m not entirely sure what I saw, so here’s the evidence (clues?) I’ve discovered on my camera, including a shot of the newly christened grandmaster of horror, Brian Keene and a Stephen King lover outside of Powell’s.

Light and Shadow over Sound

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

From the Sound Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, September 2013.

Moon

Monday, March 17th, 2014

5 Rules of Writing

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The John Urbancik 5 Rules of Writing:
1 - Write?
2 - Write.
3 - Write!
4 - Rearrange those written words.
5 - Write something new.

National Read a Fairy Tale Day

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

I didn’t even know there was such a thing. When I heard of National Read a Fairy Tale Day, I knew I had to celebrate it somehow. But I didn’t want to just read one myself; I wanted to invite the world, the whole of civilization, to read a fairy tale, or something like a […]

Counting Hawks

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Seven.
I saw seven hawks playing in my backyard today.
If counting hawks is anything like counting crows, I ought to be entitled to a secret never to be told.

InkStains

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

It’s done.
InkStains: 12 months, 1 day off per month, 353 handwritten stories. 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013
My hand hurts.

2014 Project

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

InkStains isn’t over yet. Today is 22 Dec 13; I have 10 more stories to write this year.
But what will I do next year?
I can’t do another story a day project. I’d hate to repeat myself. Also, realistically, not all of these stories are good (some I think are excellent). I can’t do anything with […]

Christmas Story 2013: Operation: North Pole

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

When the northern lights hit the spires of ice, they burst with color and the tinkling of bells. The city stands tall and deep, carved out of ice and snow, shrouded half a year in the dark of night.
It’s an ancient city. The scents of roasting and baking still waft through its streets. The air […]

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