Harmless Bullet story, chapter 33

Day 33 The New Wife /absurdist comedy/  The jangling melody from a glowing screen woke me up. I cleared my throat, expecting to hear the voice of the Second Assistant, then rolled over the flawless, naked body of Mrs. Vegas – a gentle soul from Rsa, full of frantic tricks in the fieldContinue Reading

self-belief, self-confidence

Let’s face it… It doesn’t matter if you’re JK Rowling or a budding high school journal writer. If you write for an audience, you’ve probably faced doubts about your craft at one point or the other in the past. The disease of poor writing confidence ails us all, and even when weContinue Reading

 We used to believe that Dostoevsky had always been the beacon of Russian literature. How else could it be? He’s always belonged to the pantheon of great Russian writers: Tolstoy, Gogol, and Chekhov. Well, not everything is as it seems. Great recognition only came to Dostoyevsky and his books after a delayContinue Reading

famous writers writing advice

I just finished reading the book, Beautiful Writers by Linda Sivertsen. She runs the Book Mama website and the Beautiful Writers Podcast. In the book, she shares her writing journey and sparks each page with remarkable and honest advice from famous authors we admire. As a young writer in Los Angeles, Linda SivertsenContinue Reading

chapter 32 of absurdist comedy, The Story of Harmless Bullet

Day 32  In the teeth of lost memory  /absurdist comedy/  Do you remember the words of Henry Miller? “Life’s wildest moment — she kneels on the sidewalk. Everything else she does is lies, lies, lies.” This is how I felt — used by every woman I’ve met so far, especially by Mrs.Continue Reading

action changes things, the power of positive change

Based on the book “Build for Tomorrow” by Jason Feifer (Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur)  We all know the saying: “To say goodbye is to die a little!” Just when life seems to be rolling, something happens, and then there we are – with zilch – right back where we started. Life somehowContinue Reading

Can I start with a personal question, Ryan? What was your family like, growing up? I grew up on a family farm outside of Coaldale, Alberta, Canada. Tiny one-stoplight town. Everyone knew everyone. I was a 4-H member. But I was also an only child and my mom loved movies. So, IContinue Reading

moral dilemma, can't choose between yes, maybe or no

Written by Erla Maas  You notice that your friend has stolen something from the store. You know that your friend’s actions are wrong, but he is your friend. Do you rat out your friend, even if he is doing something wrong or not? Welcome to the moral dilemma! A moral dilemma determines howContinue Reading

Day 31 The Qi Attack   /absurdist comedy/  It was a long corridor – a room where anything could happen on the way to the object of your desires. It had a narrow entry, approximately 300 meters long that gradually decreased in size, then turned into a small tight tunnel. I waved toContinue Reading