The product

Harvested from ye olde voice notes: The engine roars and the water drips off the back of a tractor trailer as it tips up a hill on the Baie Verte highway and I think this is what it looks like to not have the product, when the product isn’t there Fish spill into an empty […]

Story – Original

Something I wrote a long while back. I’ve got half a dozen hooks for an anthology along these lines, but for now it’s just this slightly unsatisfactory tale and a couple of weak starts. I reserve the right to refurbish, revoke, and republish this someday, but for now it’s time to just air it out. The static is deafening […]

Two things that could be one

Emma Watson’s excellent speech came to my attention yesterday. Today I read this article on death, mainly because I figured it would help inform Old Man Hero.  Somewhere in the midst of the second article I remembered one of Watson’s bits about men: I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and […]

The Undependable Narrator

The unreliable narrator is a concept commonly used in discussing literature that uses deceit of the reader as part of its storytelling technique.  Basically, if parts of the story are revealed – or, sometimes, inferred – to be objectively false, then the narrator is unreliable. Rereading Victory, it occurs to me that I think of this kind of narrator as a […]