Month: December 2012

Two Birds With One Stone, Part 1

I wrote the following short story for the Round Hill Writers’ Group in December, 2011.  It was in response to a writing prompt to tell a story based on an idiom.  At the group, everyone reads his or her story aloud, so I like to keep mine short, 1000 words or less.  I also try …

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Plugging a Story Hole

I’ve been busy for the past month (give or take) on three chapters in Shifting Mars’ Sands.  These chapters are tightly coupled; if you think of them as a balloon and you squeeze in one spot, a bulge will appear in another. The issue is that I moved a major argument between two protagonists (Frank …

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On Computer Repair

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I helped a friend with a Win 7 computer issues.  The first was that Windows Update had downloaded several updates that failed to install.  The second was that the computer couldn’t connect to internet via a new high-speed cable installation. I’ve known about the Windows Update issue for some time, but …

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