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Breaking the monotony February 3, 2008

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To break up the monotony of my architecture posts (I hope you aren’t too bored with them, I love the stuff) I present to you a story I wrote for a short, short fiction contest. I never entered it because I have the guts of a snail sometimes. Thanks for reading.

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More trans fat fun December 5, 2006

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Okay, first read this link (in this post), if you haven’t yet. Do it now. I’ll give you time.

Now read this short story I wrote this morning. (Just FYI: Little bit of adult language and violence, PG-13 to R) (more…)

Trans fat bans December 5, 2006

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First, read this story, about the proposed NYC ban on trans fats, from the AP via MSNBC. And look for more from me later. This should be fun or maybe, just maybe, quite hilarious.

Saturday shorts December 2, 2006

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A couple short, short pieces for reading or heckling enjoyment. (more…)

‘Dead men in such familiar promiscuity . . .’ November 30, 2006

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This is a paragraph from some of the recent work on my novel. Trying to average at least 1,500 words per day. So far so good . . . (more…)

Uriel, secrets. November 28, 2006

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I am sitting here this afternoon, fully conscious of the fact that this blog has become little more than a conduit for others to see my writing progress. For now, I am okay with that. Here is another excerpt from my novel, The Arca Malum. Penned fresh this afternoon. (more…)

I never said I cared . . . November 27, 2006

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. . . whether you liked it or not. (more…)

Another short November 23, 2006

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Happy Thanksgiving. Something to read. (more…)

More super shorts November 21, 2006

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More short, short fiction. Two this time, no lies. Novel is going well, direction has been found. One day I will return to this blog. (more…)

One Minute Later November 9, 2006

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I think I kinda know how Kerouac did the stream of consciousness thing. I think I have got it. While this isn’t entriely faithful to that ideal it is pretty damn close. More short, short fiction follows. One piece. (more…)

Short, short, short fiction October 31, 2006

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Dr. Gonzo still exists he is just on hiatus, until then his alter-ego, Andy, will post nothing here. Except maybe some writing. Perhaps after Thanksgiving my motivation will return.

I have been experimenting with ultra short fiction, bite sized stories, you know, for the kids. Not really, the first one has some adult language and content. You are forewarned. Three pieces follow. (more…)

Roncevaux Pass October 6, 2006

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I know I haven’t posted lately but I thought I would post another excerpt from my novel, which is a partial explanation of my absence of late.

This is a dream-like sequence of the death of a medieval legend called Roland. The events are real or mostly real, as I said it is legend. Basically Roland was Charlemagne’s right hand man and somewhat of a pop culture icon in medieval Europe, everyone knew who Roland was. His story figures rather prominently in my work, tentatively titled The Arca Malum.

First let me give you some background on some of the characters in the book that are mentioned in this excerpt. (more…)

Tell It to the Soldiers September 3, 2006

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“Now we’ll say it’s in God’s hands
But God doesn’t always have the best goddamn plans, does he?”

-Wolf Parade (more…)

Post 9/11 Neologies August 17, 2006

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In the five years since 9/11 we have been bombarded with images, words and hints of “terror” and war. Look no further than this week’s intensly overreported airline threat, or “Terror in the Sky” as CNN and MSNBC were calling it, and the Israel-Lebanon conflcit raging in the Middle East right now. (more…)

Charlemagne July 21, 2006

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I will subject you to yet more of my novel, The Arca Malum.

The scene is a flashback of sorts for the spirit form of the first Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne. (more…)

Split infinitives July 13, 2006

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This is something I have had a beef with for a long time. (more…)

The Arca Malum July 11, 2006

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I know my posts today were lackluster but alas, I didn’t feel like doing anything really. I am glad to see a few people reading some of my writing. Now if only a publisher would.

Here’s another excerpt of something: (more…)

More fiction July 7, 2006

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An excerpt from a short story, meant to be a satire of sorts. (more…)

Some Thursday reading July 6, 2006

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Nothing too spectacular today. A short post on horse slaughter. It looks likely that the anti-slaughter bill that has lingered in committee for more than a year may come up for a vote sometime after July 10.

I added two short excerpts from my other novel. If you read them bear in mind they have not been through the rigorous edit process I normally put these things through.

Fiction fiction everywhere June 28, 2006

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I have been pretty occupied with my fiction lately. So, I thought I would post a short excerpt from a novel I am working on (still). I had fun live blogging the amendment debate yesterday and as I said Robert Byrd was the highlight, he’s so old. (more…)