My attention span waivers and I tend to project hop, sometimes never landing in the same spot again. I have brilliant ideas that I start to plot, only to find the path eventually goes cold, and I lose my scent of the trail. If you have ever published a book, even if only one person... Continue Reading →
Installment #4 of my infectious Baltimore series. Shelby cleans up and witnesses betrayal from inside the Rec Pier. New character April is introduced as someone not worried about what Jason thinks. I enjoyed writing the scene in which Shelby does some self-reflection. As a new writer adding depth to the MC has been a challenge. I am hoping to add more layers to Shelby in the upcoming sections. As well as some layers to other characters that make up her world.
Baltimore Zombie 004
Maybe this is a fresh start or maybe this is where I’m abused and used up until someone doesn’t need me anymore. Goddam my thinking process, nothing is clear. Flight or fight? Maybe I don’t have to do either. Standing in the hallway in front of Jason’s room, I notice a large glass window showing from the hallway in. Good sign; he doesn’t have much privacy if any passerby can look in.
“We have a shower, the water isn’t exactly hot, but it ain’t cold either. I’ll send someone up to find you new clothes and – um, burn these.” His hands gesture up and down me. Okay, I’m filthy; we’ve already established this. Maybe my eye roll was out of line. He leans in sneering, “Do you know how fucking lucky you are? We met with over 50 people before you. You are the…
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It’s Fondue Meet You We are the Snapdragon Women, and we range in age from young to extremely old and blind. Each of us braves the elements every full moon so we can celebrate the sisterhood. Did you know that every full moon has a name and story? It’s true! Go look it up if... Continue Reading →
Why does the road seem like it goes uphill for miles and miles, and then downhill a single stride? I mean really? What the freaking hell is that about? One of us in the house gets sick, and then it snowballs until we are all knocked down. My son is in 1st grade and struggling... Continue Reading →
Installment 003 of my Baltimore series about an infection taking over. Lots of new characters introduced. Next one should be up sometime next week. The story is getting more and more fun to write.
Baltimore Zombies 003
Sometimes I have to remind myself that an apocalyptic situation hit my city over six months ago. At least, that’s when it was obvious there would be no escaping city limits. The government quickly put up walls around interstate 695, which circles the city. This is just over a 950 square mile area. Seems large, right? Truth is, it’s nearly impossible to move between different sectors of the city without being mugged or killed or eaten and mugged and killed.
In these few short months the city has been divided; like a child scribbling on the pavement with chalk, lines have been drawn. Hopscotching across the divides is suicide. I know this from watching others. Once I saw my friend Jeff try to take a shortcut down an alley that was clearly tagged and marked as a territory owned by a group…gang. No warning was…
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