Friday Morning FYI – 7/22/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning Sunday Evening FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

I’m super late on this week’s FYI because I spent Friday getting tattooed and writing, and Saturday cleaning my place, doing a lot of yoga and meditation, and writing. I didn’t have time earlier in the week to think on this either because I was busy finalizing a short story for an anthology submission I sent out Thursday. I cry your pardon in advance for being both late and selfish, but that submission is this week’s FYI:

Send a brother some good thoughts for his submission, yeah?


Thanks for reading,


Are There People in My Universe?

I’ve been so busy editing over the last however-many-months, I haven’t posted anything besides a few book reviews, a note on querying (which was mostly for my own benefit), and the weekly Friday Morning FYIs. So here’s a short (<900 words) thingy I banged-out, oh, probably a year ago. I wrote it one day when a strange, naggy little idea way-too-small for a novel broke through the topsoil in my mind, and watered itself.


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Time for more fiction!

So I’ve made the decision to try to post something short (flash, short story, poem, etc.) at least once a month. Below is something I originally wrote for a contest, but never submitted (I know, I know). If I had to categorize it, it would be Sci-fi flash fiction (less than 1000 words), but there’s no aliens, spaceships, or lasers. Think 1984 meets the Klingon Empire with a splash of Ender’s Game (No, no aliens!).

WARNING – This story will not be for everyone. It’s dark, and, depending on your viewpoint, doesn’t have a happy ending. You’ve been warned 🙂

Enjoy, and comment away!

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