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October 28, 2019

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, IMDB)
 

I watched Maleficent:...

October 28, 2019

If you've been following my blog, you may have noticed in the few interviews that I've conducted that I always ask about my interviewees' creative disciplines or routines. Some people sit down and get right to it; others have to go through a few steps before they can b...

October 21, 2019

In a world where some humans are evolving and developing special, even incredible, abilities, the Evolved Ones – EOs – face grave uncertainty and danger: it's a game of hide and seek that ends with far too many of their kind disappearing, permanently.

In Awakening (Book...

September 25, 2019

September is a busy period for me, to the point where eking out any time to write is a huge challenge, hence I chose to focus on meditation and Zen teachings all month. I wouldn't consider myself a Zen practitioner - that would require more dedication and effort than I...

September 21, 2019

"Who am I?" I ask the world. 

The wind rustles through leaves and grass.

I am listening.

Hazy afternoon.

Common mynas curving through the air. 

Time to go home.

You said

"Not until then."

It is now.

Gomphrena blossoms

Cut and dried in the sun.

Colorful corpses.

Yesterday I made te...

August 30, 2019

Nearly everyone has hands, which is why we don’t pay much attention to them. They’re such an essential part of our lives that we incorporate them into our language. ‘Lending a hand’, ‘forcing someone’s hand’, ‘getting out of hand’... Hand-related idioms pepper our ever...

August 28, 2019

Sometime last year I noticed that a Twitter mutual from the Philippines was in Singapore. As I had a great time meeting a Twitter mutual in Paris and building two wonderful new friendships, I thought I'd pay it forward, thus I asked if she'd like to hang out. We met up...

August 27, 2019

(This guest post is written by Julian Smith. You can find him on Twitter @jsswrites87 and on Instagram @jayjackets)

AK: I can't remember when Julian and I first began chatting but it wasn't too long ago. We both admire Samoa Joe very much and that was a jumping-off poin...

July 30, 2019

I was recently asked by a fellow writer about my coping strategies when I have no motivation to write. It's not writer' block; it's writer's fatigue. You get so sick and tired of seeing your characters, untangling your plot, reworking your scenes that you just want to...

July 30, 2019

 

also known as: What football will look like in the future, by Jon Bois

I came across this speculative multimedia science fiction story quite by chance. A post congratulating 17776 on its second birthday popped up on one of my social media accounts, and I wondered what...

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