Totally Unique Character Flaws

We’ve all been there.  We’ve all suffered through it. We’ve all lost precious hours to stories/books/movies with cardboard characters. The clumsy, yet otherwise perfect woman. The brute who just doesn’t deserve love (for no reason other than he “just doesn’t”). The characters whose flaws are limited to: uncontrollable blushing, or… forgetting their keys, or… carrying … Continue reading Totally Unique Character Flaws

New Life

I nearly piss myself when the wheel finally comes to a complete stop. I blink several times, just to be sure.  I am not seeing things, not today. The arrow points at the sparkling, gold panel, the only one of its kind on the entire roulette. The host turns to me, microphone pressed right up … Continue reading New Life

Don’t Look Out the Window: The Discharged Superhero

I'm sure some of us feel like discharged superheroes from time to time... especially on a Monday morning. *This is a short story I wrote in response to the Reddit r/WritingPrompts: you were the world's only superhero in your teens and early 20s. You're approaching 30, you now have a day job and have to sit … Continue reading Don’t Look Out the Window: The Discharged Superhero

Everyone Gets Imposter Syndrome (My Failed Attempts at Reassuring a Rockstar)

Whenever I get discouraged in my writing, that snide, little voice in the back of my head tends to turn to insults which contrast me with JK Rowling.  I’ll never be like her.  I don’t possess that inherent greatness.  On a good day I possess inherent “okayness”.  She obviously has magical powers (she went to … Continue reading Everyone Gets Imposter Syndrome (My Failed Attempts at Reassuring a Rockstar)

New Years Puppet Master

As a writer of Romance I often times find myself day dreaming about human connection (no, not just physically “connecting”… emotionally too!  Sometimes).  Anyway, whether it’s envisioning about my favor Actor du jour, characters in a book, or the hottie at Target who can’t figure out the self-checkout (just kidding, that’s an instant turn off), … Continue reading New Years Puppet Master