Monthly Archives: December 2009

Progress Report, in which I try to score

Still reading.  One more novel excerpt to go, plus one other critique I’d promised. After that, I’m diving into a rewrite of my WotF 24-hour story, "The Hills"–and a good thing, too.  I’m starting to get a bit twitchy here.  … Continue reading

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A Gift from Me to You This Holiday Season–“What You’ve Always Wanted”

As the snow piles up outside, allow me to share with you a drabble (that is, a story of exactly 100 words) I composed a couple of years back, with my compliments. What You’ve Always Wanted  "Merry Christmas."  Dad handed … Continue reading

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Avatar: In Praise of Competence

Spoiler Index:  Mild It is a sad commentary on the state of science fiction films when a minimally competent script looks like genius compared to recent offerings.  So it is with James Cameron’s Avatar. I saw it in a 3-D IMAX theater, so … Continue reading

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