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Another Meaty Middle

     "She's a bitch," said Tim to his friend Bob as they rode their bikes down the highway.          "I know she may seem like one. But I think deep down she is insecure and doesn't know how to act around people like you and me."          "You mean nice guys. Why do...

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Another Meaty Middle

     The doors of the passenger car flew open and two gas canisters were tossed down the aisle. As they rolled they released a gas that knocked out all the passengers except for Streve who was sitting toward the back of the car. His force field filter blocked the gas...

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Another Meaty Middle

The interdimensional rift cascaded like a wave of heat on a desert highway. It struck the side of the house and rippled over the back yard until it was absorbed by the forest beyond.          "Grandma, they're coming," the girl screamed to her grandma from the gun...

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More Meaty Middles

This meaty middle commemorates Memorial Day.          The radio man shouted into his walkie-talkie, "It's colder than a witch's heart out here and I hear tigers in the distance. We're off the map so I don't know where in the hell I'm at. The last sign I saw was 10...

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5 Ways to Combat Creative Burnout

5 Ways to Combat Creative Burnout

5 Ways to Combat Creative Burnout Artists, including painters, illustrators, and other creative minds, can experience burnout. This means that there will be times that you will need to recharge your creativity for you to get back the creative juices flowing. Writers...

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Meaty Middles

     I will be writing a series of stories starting in the meaty middles. They will be like many of the stories Ernest Hemmingway wrote only in different genres. Maybe they will inspire other writers to either write some good lead ups or good...

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Twenty Prompts For Dramatic Stories and Books

The oldest stories ever written were probably dramatic stories. Here are twenty prompts that might help writers continue the long tradition.     (1) JASPER GREEN  He is a man that has a part-time job working as a janitor in an office building. His job is pretty normal...

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Twenty Mystery Prompts

     Here are twenty new mystery prompts.  I hope they get through. I have no idea what happened to 16 prompts I sent. So here are 20 new prompts.     (1) BODIES IN THE BASEMENT   A homeowner has foundation problems and hires a contractor to investigate. After opening...

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Prompts For War Stories and Books

     Around 55 years ago some of the most popular TV shows and movies were war stories. There was "Combat", "Hogan's Heroes", "12 O'Clock High," "The Rat Patrol," and movies that took place mainly during WW II. Back then, there were still millions of people that had...

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