It’s that time of week again—time to do the Flash Fiction Challenge! This week's song is "Silhouettes" by The Rays, and my piece has a little spy action going on . . . .
So, I have some good news. I recently got my proposal for my dissertation project approved by my committee. Yippee! This means that I get to start writing my actual dissertation, which leads me to some scary news. I now have to write my PhD dissertation.
I endeavor to write flash fiction on a regular basis to help get the creative juices flowing, and I invite you, dear readers, to join me.
I’m on an “improve things about my life” binge, and one of those things I want to better is my blog. So, I have been searching the WordPress world for posts about blogs, because who better to tell you how to improve your blog than actual bloggers? Maybe what I’ve found can help you too.
Lately, I seen several people confront what they see as failures. All of them have handled their supposed “failures” with grace, logic, and humility that I can only hope to emulate.
It seems like where literary references once reigned supreme, they now have been usurped by phrases invented by reality TV stars and YouTubers. I’m not necessarily saying that the new colloquialisms are bad. However, I think that we should bring back the literary references too. You know, let the old and new intermingle together to create a hodgepodge of cultural references. Here are some literary references that I think we should use more often so that they don’t become forgotten.
We meet a lot of people, but who are the ones that stick in your mind? Do you ever wonder if you’re that memorable stranger for someone?
What new dreams do you want to go chase? What big ideas do you want to pursue? What little, goofy, yet incredibly cool, things do you want to do? I’d love to hear some of yours. Here is a list of mine.
Happy late Valentine’s Day, everyone! Maybe some of you are sad that the holiday is over, and maybe some of you are a bit bummed that it’s done. Either way, the celebration of love doesn’t have to end on February 14th. Here are some lines from movies that I think are pretty doggone romantic but that aren’t really celebrated or well-known.