Not far from my home is a local park where locals often gather to watch their kids play soccer. There are also tennis courts, picnic tables, outdoor grills, and even a covered pavilion that can be used for large gatherings. The park has several walking trails, one of which circles the perimeter of a small… Continue reading Walking Trails, Birthdays, and The Week in Review
Today in America is a national holiday, Martin Luther King Day. Sadly, I remember the day this civil rights leader was gunned down by an assassin in April, 1968. I was too young at the time to know about the importance of his work, but when I heard the news flash on TV, I knew… Continue reading Writing Lessons Learned from the Work of Dr. King | Story Empire
I haven't posted any short or flash fiction stories since I gave up First Friday Fiction over a year ago. However, a friend recently encouraged me to try the daily WordPress prompts. Not only does this post deviate from my usual genre of suspense, it's also written in first person rather than third person. I… Continue reading Here
A few days ago, I was brainstorming a scene for my upcoming novel. It involved a character who disappeared after returning from a business trip. The character’s last known location was at a convenience store where he purchased gas for his car. That’s the last time anyone sees him. Okay, nothing unusual about this (except… Continue reading Connected or Disconnected?
Long before I became a writer, I was a people watcher. Crowded shopping malls, restaurants, and airports were among my favorite places to make observations. Now, as a writer, studying people has taken on a new meaning. I once wrote a short story after I witnessed a meeting between a young man and another couple… Continue reading Every Person Has A Story