Waterfalls Excerpt

by Avery on February 21, 2015

Did you know that I’m editing a novel I wrote?  It’s true!  I just rewrote this scene from the ground up and liked it enough to share, though it still needs polishing.

Eventually, Mr. Calvin started to compose himself. He asked, his voice weak, if I’d like to see the chart room — that maybe we could do our first lesson right away. I hesitated. Honestly, I didn’t know if he was up for it, he seemed drained from his emotional outburst. If I were him, I’d have just wanted to curl up in bed and try to sleep.

I wasn’t him though, and maybe he dealt with things differently. And besides, I really did want to see the chart room. So, with some reluctance, I said yes.

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Wriggling

by Avery on February 21, 2015

Creepy little thing I wrote a couple of weeks back and promptly forgot about.

My father had worms in his head. They were there when he was born, and they were there when he died. He told me it was the family curse. The curse of his father, his father’s father, his father’s father’s father, and so on.

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Albums of 2014

January 1, 2015

I like music, I like writing, I like writing about music.  As such, here’s my top ten albums released in ye old 2014 in ascending order from good to great.  Yeah!

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Musical Microfiction (and Such)

December 24, 2014

Last night I wrote a whole bunch of microfiction using songs that came up on shuffle as prompts (whether titles or lyrics).  They sort of schizophrenically alternate between being dark and really goofy, which is pretty much in line with all my writing.  Some of these are really more like weird one-liners than actual microfiction, […]

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The Man With The Star In His Hand: A Fairy Story

March 1, 2013

And not a fairy story in the ironic way like Animal Farm!  I wrote this for my Children’s Lit class. Once, a long time ago when there weren’t so many people in the world and the great cities were quite a bit smaller, there was a family that lived next to a great forest. They […]

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Kentucky Route Zero – Act 1: You Should Probably Play This

January 18, 2013

You Should Probably Play This is my positive review column. In it, I’ll review a game that I think needs more attention. It may be an obscure oldie, something that was released recently with little fanfare, or something that was badly received on release but has since been made better. This time: A strange and […]

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Bringing Down The Moon

January 9, 2013

As of right now, this is still my favorite short story I’ve written. I don’t have long now. That’s what they told me. Malignant tumor. Inoperable. Months left. Should’ve gone in when I first started feeling it, I guess. Could’ve done something then, but I was busy. Always was. My father worked for the space […]

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Mark of the Ninja: You Should Probably Play This

December 12, 2012

You Should Probably Play This is my positive review column. In it, I’ll review a game that I think needs more attention. It may be an obscure oldie, something that was released recently with little fanfare, or something that was badly received on release but has since been made better. This time: You can’t spell […]

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The Journey Down – Part 1: Over The Edge: You Should Probably Play This

November 16, 2012

You Should Probably Play This is my positive review column. In it, I’ll review a game that I think needs more attention. It may be an obscure oldie, something that was released recently with little fanfare, or something that was badly received on release but has since been made better. This time: Here be Jamaicans. […]

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Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor: You Should Probably Play This

October 29, 2012

You Should Probably Play This is my positive review column. In it, I’ll review a game that I think needs more attention. It may be an obscure oldie, something that was released recently with little fanfare, or something that was badly received on release but has since been made better. This time: Visit scenic Enroth. […]

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