*walks up to microphone, taps it, cringes at feedback.*  Hello? Is this thing on? *clears throat, pulls out sheet of paper* Today's blog post is on the magnificent Mountain Cur. Mountain Curs are a breed of hound dog bred for hunting, but they can also be a great all-purpose farm dog. They're known for being … Continue reading Cur


HOW MUCH LONGER was this going to last? Rosalyn bent her knees and winced at the loud pop they made. One of the ladies-in-waiting shot her a dirty look. Rosalyn glared back. Ladies-in-waiting always think they're better than. Whatever.  "And lo, we bestow unto you, the title Regent of the Forest, Keeper of All That … Continue reading Bestow


"... AND THAT'S WHY LIBRARIES are more important than ever." The librarian glanced out at the audience. "Any questions?" There was a general rustling of people getting ready to leave. Hers was the last talk of the conference, and it had been a long conference. Andy raised his hand. "But isn't Google the Library of … Continue reading Vague


Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. - Albert Camus Daily Prompt - Authentic


In honor of the release of A Dead Man Walking, I present a short story based up on the character Steve, created by The Ceaseless Reader Writes. _____________________________ ***  __________________________ STEVE SAT ON the subway, his mind on his boss's ridiculous obsession with coffee. The image of an infuriated Darla Nyte, glaring at him and shaking … Continue reading Genie


WRITERS WRITE I've been writing a book for three years now. The first draft is finished. It's horrible. It's a first draft, so it's horrible. I had it up on Wattpad for a time. People liked it enough there, but it's easy to like something when it's free. What does my book need? Revision. Reworking. … Continue reading Depleted