More stories from my past are up on Writing.ie Sometimes fiction is not enough. Since I found TalkingSoup.com and now Writing.ie I have an outlet for a lot of stuff I had penned, but put aside as not relevant to the hard action stuff, fiction publishers wanted. I'm sure I'll be caned for writing what I remember as true, but F*** it, its how I remember it. Never let the truth or a foggy shaggy memory get in the way of a good story;D~
I have two stories up on SoundCloud read by the excellant Darren Sant. Both have been featured on NeartoTheKnuckle website. The home of great short stories. The first is a Spooky story about the Journey along the US Mexican border by an Irish Folk musian called Seamus. The Story is called "The Irish Nagual" Have a listen and I hope you enjoy it.
The most emotional story of an trained marine caught up in a conspiracy against the current president of the US of A. As all stories it has its stronghold on JFK of course, but that is only one part of it, once the lone should-be kingslayer choses another option to get out of the mess he is involved in. Beautiful language and a powerful character makes "Kingslayer" more than only an appropriate final story.
I have had a story called, "Comanche Moon," accepted for SpelkFiction. Home of the Illustrious 500 club. Its pencilled in for 1st January 2016. So a good writing start to the New Year. Its my tribute to the American West and the Homesteaders that made it possible. My last appearance on SpelkFiction was called, "The Bowie Duel." And can be found here:
The story is about our short man hero, Gimli, getting literally in over his head with a Six foot model Red head, who is involved with the Russian Mafia. And getting help from his friend Cal, the Jesuit Enforcer.
Always a thrill to have something up on this kick-ass website:
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15 Terrifying Things That Will Make You A Better Writer
Number 8- Acknowledge That You Do Not Possess The Golden Pen Of Dripping Honey
You just aren't that awesome. Your every written word is not brilliance made manifest that sends your readers into paroxysms of ecstasy.
Get over it.
It's a tough lesson, but you are not that great of a writer. Really. You're not. I'm not just saying that. You might be competent. Possibly even good. But if Hemingway could acknowledge his room for improvement, you can too. - See more at:
Send us a sentence. The first sentence of your book, or just a stand-alone, a string of words minding their own business. In fact, send up to five sentences. We’ll publish the ones we like best, and we’ll pay the winner $5 a word. Or $10 a word, if the contestant includes a link to a social media post promoting the contest.
Submit up to five sentences to email@example.com, by midnight EST 28 February. They must be your own work. Paste all sentences into the body of the email. Include a link to at least one of your social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, a personal blog, etc.), one that shares the contest by linking to this post. A contestant who includes such a link will be eligible for $10 a word, if she wins. A contestant who doesn’t will be eligible for $5 a word. Then wait patiently while we read the entries. Dream of that trip to Branson.
AQ! (Anticipated Questions)
Does the sentence have to be the first sentence of an actual book? No, you can just make one up. In fact, if you’re smart, you’ll make another one up, and another, and finish the book, and thank us in the acknowledgements.
What if I write a sentence that goes on and on? Won’t you owe me a lot of money? Yes, because you’ll certainly win with a run-on sentence. Remember how much your high school creative writing teacher loved them?
Imagine getting published and not knowing anything about it;D~ I entered a 100 words competition run by the Irish Broadcaster RTE last year. Checking their web page I see I am published along with 100 other authors. So Hip Hip Huraaaaaaaaa.