Category: short story

Latest Writing Activities

Lately, I’ve been doing several different writing activities. I’m planning to attend the annual Pennwriter’s conference in Pittsburgh in the middle of May. There’s the logistics of travel, hotel reservations, and picking the talks. With this conference, though, opportunities abound, such as pitching a novel to agents. I’m reading (more like studying) Shifting Mars’ Sands, …

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Publication News

Today, I received good news. My short story entitled The Shape of Things to Come has been accepted for publication by Freedom Forge Press in the upcoming anthology. I’m waiting on the contract, but it looks like this is a done deal. I’m excited beyond words! GeorgeI’m an author living in northern Virginia with a …

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Two Birds with One Stone, Part 2

… or when I read “Two Birds with One Stone” at the writers’ group. In this earlier blog post, I posted my story, Two Birds with One Stone, that wrote for a writers’ prompt for the Round Hill Writers’ Group.  If you haven’t read it, please read it now; you’ll understand the rest of this …

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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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Short Story: The Paperboy

In August, 2011, one of the writers’ groups I belong to, The Round Hill Writers’ Group, set a writing prompt:  Tell a story about a paperboy.  I had just started attending the meetings, so I wanted to write the story, but I had nothing.  Seriously, nothing!  I like to write speculative fiction/science fiction, and I …

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