Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Started writing again

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

I started writing again the other day. No, not on the zombie series. [Well OK that’s not entirely true.  I did do a little work on The Killing Fields at lunch today.] This is another new story line. Something along the lines of a children’s book. For adults. Because of all the blood and death. You know… for kids. *swivels hoola-hoop*

Yeah OK so there usually isn’t a whole lot of blood and death in kids books so this would obviously not be the correct classification. I was just thinking of something light-hearted like Jumanji and Night at the Museum mixed with something a little more disturbing like Hellraiser and The Relic with maybe a bit of Cthulhu mythos influences to spice it up a bit. I probably won’t finish it just like everything else, but you never know. Maybe if things settle down at work after I get back from the States, I can try and concentrate on writing more often. Maybe some more drawing too. That would be nice.

If any of my readers is a police officer, especially one that’s been on a murder crime scene, and wouldn’t mind me asking them a few procedural questions through e-mail, send me a message @ cybrpunk 13 @ gmail dot com. Your country or state of jurisdiction is not important to me so don’t let that stop you.

Window Seat

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Even though he isn’t a high salary executive, Joe is what most people would consider a world traveller. He works long hours for his company and spends a fourth of his time each week flying from one city to another. He likes his work and his company and doesn’t even mind the constant travel so much. He does have one complaint though. Although he always gets a window seat, he never has a view.

Every single flight, day or night, Dallas or Tokyo, his window always looks out over the wing of the airplane. He doesn’t know if its just bad luck or someone in the airline was just picking on him, but it never fails to happen. Its especially grating when the captain makes an announcement to look out his side of the plane to see the Grand Canyon or the Eiffel Tower or some other scenic treat that everyone else gets to “oooh” and “ahhh” over.

Today Joe is flying from Singapore to Hong Kong. He is sitting in his requested window seat and he stares out the window at the grey wing obscuring his view of the water. He bitterly wonders what he did to deserve this curse and wishes that just once he could get a clear view of the scenery below. He pushes the button to lean back his seat and tries to nap for the remainder of the trip.

Joe wakes suddenly to the unexpected sound of metal grinding on metal which is immediately followed by the cries and screams of many of the passengers of the plane. Joe looks out his window and sees the wing and the sky as usual. He notices that it looks like the wing is not only flexing up and down like normal but forward and backward as well. A flight attendant is walking down the aisle trying to calm people down and asking them to be quiet. No one seems to believe her as the tearing sounds come again.

Joe never screamed or panicked. It was with mixed emotions that Joe greeted the sight of the wing crumpling and tearing and eventually ripping from the side of the plane. Even though he knew that they would all die, he had a spectacular view of the sea and the islands below from his window seat.

So ready for vacation…

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

I am not a beach kind of person but that doesn’t stop me from really looking forward to our island vacation. Six nights in what we are hoping is something close to paradise should do the trick. Maybe next time we can go someplace with mountains. I’m more of a mountain and rocks kind of person. Need to pack tomorrow night after work. We leave bright and early on Thursday.

In other news, you’ll be seeing another original story here tomorrow that will be cross-posted on the fiction site I told you about before. Unfortunately it has nothing to do with zombies for those of you waiting for DAY FIVE. It is a decent diversion though, so keep an eye out for that tomorrow. Hopefully you’ll like it.

I need to go take the dogs outside to do their thing before bedtime so I suppose that’s it for now. Goodnight.

NAME the DEAD Contest RESULTS

Friday, July 13th, 2007

This will seem rather anti-climactic but I have the results of the NAME the DEAD Contest. And due to the nature of my mood at the moment, I will break down the results into different categories to extend the length of this post. So with further adieu, here we go. With the results. Now.

Most comprehensive responder to the contest
Christy at http://casachristy.com

Second most comprehensive responder to the contest
Yoshi at http://haroyoshi.com

Goofiest responder to the contest
KD at http://karaokediva.blogdns.com

Most startling revelation of the contest
That almost no one cares either about the contest or about the names of the people in the stories.

Yeah, so I got three responses from the three people above. That either means that people aren’t bothering to read the stories or they just don’t care to play my little games. Either way it doesn’t really matter.

Why?

Because for one thing I’ve decided that the names are irrelevant and have re-formatted the first three Days to follow the new one.

And also DAY FOUR is finished! Yay! I need to have my lovely editor give it a thorough read through and I should be able to post it tomorrow. Hopefully she can get through it without falling asleep because it’s definitely the longest one yet (8 pages printed, currently sitting at 6,704 words). That’s way longer than DAY ONE and DAY TWO combined!

OK I seriously need to stop talking about it or everyone will be all hyped up and then be pissed when they read it and think it sucks.

I may go get myself some pity donuts.

Too many truths

Monday, July 9th, 2007

What would be the nature of a person who took everything that everyone said as the truth? Would a person of a such a trusting nature be able to differentiate when two statements of conflicting nature were told to them? Would they then think that the person who told them of the first statement was a liar because of what the second person told them? What if it was impossible to do so? Then the person could only function if they had no ability to retain knowledge. And if they could retain knowledge then how could it be filed in their minds? How could contradicting notions be categorized if all such notions were perceived to be truth? Could a person handle such a task?

A computer couldn’t compute this. A computer has to have logical rules just like most people need logical rules. Whether or not they see themselves as logical or not, there are self imposed rules that have to be followed or the world ceases to lose it’s meaning. And if the world has no meaning then the person’s existence would have no meaning. If there is no meaning to an existence then there is little or no will to live. How does one live with the Internet and the television? How does one quantify their existence in the presence of newspaper and reference sections? How does one make sense of the world overshadowed by politics and religion? All of these sources have contradicting truths every hour of every day, oftentimes within their own words.

So how are we dealing with this? The same way people always have. They pick the truth that they are most comfortable with and they stick to it until (and sometimes even after) they are proven wrong. People make conscious choices as to what they will and will not believe about themselves, their friends and family and the world around them. But to get back to the point: what if you were incapable of doing this? What if you believed everything? I believe (by choice) that this is impossible without going mad. Although, is this part of what drives people mad? Could this nature being bombarded with the constant flow of informational truths be the reason that we are seeing more and more insanity every day?

There may be some truth to this, but you have to choose….