I Managed to See a Movie! (My Shazam Review)

A 30-second preview was all it took to convince my ten-year-old son that Shazam was a movie we absolutely, positively, had to see. It didn't take much to convince me. I love superheroes. My other half... well let's just say that the heroes he prefers to watch on the big screen typically prefer military fatigues … Continue reading I Managed to See a Movie! (My Shazam Review)

Oh, the joys of home ownership

Some writers prefer music in the background, saying it helps to get them in the proper mood. I'm not one of them. I get distracted enough by the random deer that walks by my window or hawk that lands in our new trees, so when one of the smoke detectors began chirping a few days … Continue reading Oh, the joys of home ownership

An Average Day in the Life of Matt Summers – Flash Fiction

Matt Summers lived in an average house on an average street where nothing ever happened. His mother would wake him by opening his curtains, allowing the light to stream in. Only today, his mother snapped them shut shortly after opening them. "Wha's going on?" asked a bleary-eyed Matt. "Oh nothing," said his mother. "I just … Continue reading An Average Day in the Life of Matt Summers – Flash Fiction

Getting Started: Writer Problems Edition

Why do so many people who talk about one day writing a book fail? Because finding those first words to mark on an otherwise empty page is a thousand times tougher to do when you decide this time you are going to start getting serious. Instead of writing anything, you simply sit there, staring at … Continue reading Getting Started: Writer Problems Edition

The Move and a Bittersweet End To an Era

How much stuff can a single family acquire over a span of fifteen years? Quite a lot actually, as I've found out. We'd been considering moving for a number of years - really ever since my youngest came home from the hospital when the diaper boxes alone threatened to fill a room, but there was … Continue reading The Move and a Bittersweet End To an Era