On Writing

TBR Pile

All great writers read books. Alberto Manguel talked about reading: “Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.” I read too and I have quite a few books on my To Be Read (TBR) Pile, including: Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein The Umbrella Man, Roald Dahl Tomorrowland, Steven Kotler Merle Haggard, The Running Kind, David Cantwell The Mermaid’s Sister,…

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My Craft

A Ghost Story – Ghosts Wished People Believed

A few of the residents believed they lived in a haunted house. To the ghosts, it seemed unlikely anyone believed. They bumped into the living without the slightest notice. Sometimes they made a sudden movement to remind each other they were still around. They bounced among the residents coloring happy memories or darkening deep regrets. Never had they sparked passion in the hearts of the living. The ghosts wished people believed.   Tommy woke from…

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