“Fahrenheit 451” and the Problems of A Single Story

A few nights ago, I took to Twitter to respond to all those articles I’ve seen urging people to read George Orwell’s “1984” (or, alternately, “A Brave New World“). To which I said–and continue to say–“Hey, great books!” However, for me the book to study is Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.”.

Revisions On a Story I’m Dusting Off

I dusted off a story I had thought complete years back, and started revising it. I like to go back over, rewriting entire paragraphs into what flows better for me, as well as re-ordering scenes to see how they change the effect of the story. Here’s hoping I can finish.

Back to Regularly Scheduled Program (I Hope)

I’m back. I have to admit I knew I hadn’t written a post in a while. Hell, I hadn’t written anything in a while. Part of it was shifting my priorities to make sure several other personal goals were met, part was not feeling ready to write a post, or.

It’s Been a While, But Let Me Tell You. . .

. . . When it rains, it pours. Why haven’t I posted anything for a while? Well, let me tell you all about this Puerto Rican’s experience with black ice. On January 11, there had been what my phone’s weather app called a “wintry mix” falling since before dawn. I.

An Election Plus Two Deaths Equal a Retrospective

I’ve been wanting to write this, but struggled with the words. I mean, I’m a writer! How can a writer be at a loss for words? On November 9th, my fiancée and I sat stunned at the election day results. We had talked about what might happen, and both were convinced.

Another Acceptance!

I’m glad to say my first pro sale, “Clown Car, Driven Once, Never Emptied” has been accepted for production in the Tales to Terrify podcast! It should be available to hear sometime in April or May. This story first appeared in Unlikely Story’s “Clowns: the Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix” at the.

2016 Award Eligibility & Recommendations

I had mentioned in a previous post that I had several things I was thankful for in 2016. Most of what I’ve been thankful for are my stories published this year. Eligible Work All of my eligible work in 2016 is short fiction: First, my story, “Clown Car, Driven Once, Never.

Giving Thanks in 2016

It seems odd to give thanks for 2016. I mean, this was the year we lost David Bowie. The year Prince died. The year many of us sat dismayed at the results of the U.S. Presidential elections. It would seem that there’s little to give thanks for in 2016. On.

“Choices, In Sequential Order” is Live at Digital Science Fiction, and My First Narration is at Strange Horizons

I was made aware my story, “Choices, In Sequential Order” is now live at Digital Science Fiction’s “QuickFic” page. Head on over to read it again, and if you subscribe to their mailing list, you get some free stuff and discounts! Also, as a result of Strange Horizon’s successful fund.

Achievement Unlocked: New Market Cracked!

I’m glad to announce my story, “Emergency Evaluation of Penny Ante, as Recorded by Cal-Q-Tron of the Benevolent Order of Heroes” sold to Galaxy’s Edge! I’m still reeling by how quickly the editor, Mike Resnick, responded, but I’m overjoyed my funny story about performance evaluations and superheroes finally found a.