“Moving Perpendicular to Time” by Evelyn Benvie

This morning, I saw a man who looked just like my brother driving a car that looked just like mine. Makes you really rethink what they say about parallel universes. Or is that universi? I always mix it up with octopus. It’s not even a special morning either, which is disappointing. If I was to discover a parallel universe where my brother got the Honda … Continue reading “Moving Perpendicular to Time” by Evelyn Benvie

“A Tale Unwoven” by David Monteith

Every night for the last ninety-nine nights a story had saved her life. She was Shahrazad, wife and slave to King Shahryar. Each night she told a tale of adventure, or intrigue, or love to the king. At the end of each story she made sure to leave some mystery unsolved, some question unanswered. By doing so she hoped the King’s curiosity would get the … Continue reading “A Tale Unwoven” by David Monteith

StoryCraft: Five Principles for Beginnings

A little while back, I talked about getting your story started. That was a quick kind of intro to how to take your story ‘idea’ forward into something that can begin to take shape as an actual story. This post officially starts the StoryCraft series that covers all sorts of techniques and considerations for going the distance. You’ve got a story idea: now it’s time … Continue reading StoryCraft: Five Principles for Beginnings

“Cracked and Broken” by Shawna Borman

There’s a crack in the wall and no one agrees on how it got there. Papa says the foundation shifted, but the wall didn’t want to go with it so it split right down the middle. Bubba keeps telling me the wall’s getting ready to drop the ceiling on my head. He likes messing with me, though, so I don’t believe him. Out of all … Continue reading “Cracked and Broken” by Shawna Borman