Monday, August 29, 2011

One-liner 40

Feel free to use these one-liners in your own writing. If you do, I'd love a shout out.

And finally, today's One-liner:

One_liner 40: The drunken cowboy slurred, "As it happens, I's a crack shot at nailing bums to the train they rode in on." #write #prompt

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One-liners 35-39

Feel free to use these one-liners in your own writing. If you do, I'd love a shout out.

One-liners 35-39:

One-liner 35: So many times, I find myself looking back, ashamed of my decisions. Why am I so damned?

 One-liner 36: "A citizen's arrest is when someone pulls their head out of their ass and acts like they matter," spat the cop.

One-liner 37: "Stealth is 80% mental and 20% training. I'm a master," muttered the gamer as he mashed his controller's buttons. 

One-liner 38: Hurricane...what hurricane? I laugh in the face of hurricc... oh crap! Grab my rifle. I'll show this thing what for.

One-liner 39: Midas had the touch, and my hands are so sweet no one can resist, even while the knife severs their throats.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hell of a way to end the first day of a new job.


I must say that today was the most interesting first day of work I've ever had. While the job itself looks like it has a lot of promise and I will be able to help troubled middle-school students, that isn't what made it so eventful. The earthquake that registered around 6.0 on the Richter Scale at about 2:30 and shook the school as though God's freight train were passing by right next door made it unforgettable. The school where I will be teaching is near the Chesapeake Bay, and my new classroom is on the second floor. Coming from the Appalachian mountains, I certainly thought a train was passing nearby at first. However, where I'm at now, that isn't really possible. Having never truly experienced an earthquake, except for the one my first year of college at the College of Wooster in Ohio, I didn't know how I would react. I'd never really wondered either, but experiences such as these certainly give you insight upon self reflection. The earthquake in 1998 barely made me miss a step while walking down the dorm-room hallway. This one was quite different.

Things escalated, and the whole building began to shake and sway; rumbling terrain and buildings echoed in the distance. Then, vibrations began shaking the two-story building. While the screams of other teachers filled the tiled hallways, I found myself watching the building and the angry world with muted curiosity. I'm aware that many people have experienced earthquakes before and that they have even become common place in some parts of the world, but for me this was a first. The walls, ceiling, and floor began to creak and shake, squirming as they struggled to break free of the bolts and welded metal holding them captive. I couldn't tell if the deep rumbling sound was from the building or the earth itself, but it was as though something had angered the world. My feet remained planted squarely on the swaying floor. Afterward, the building swayed as I watched out the two large windows of my classroom. The trees were shaking wildly in the opposite direction, and I couldn't tell which was waving more, them, or the building I stood in. It felt like the minutes dragged on before it occurred that the building itself might not withstand such stresses. The school groaned and fought, enduring the waves of earth and soil like a large tanker frolicking in stormy seas, but never succumbing to the violent throws. Ultimately, the engineers who designed and built it are to thank.

When the shakes and groans had subsided, I could still hear the rumbling waves in the distance and feel the enraged throws of earth echoing through my feet. The building was still swaying like a mother rocking her child in a comforting embrace, but it seemed like the calm before the storm. What if another tremor came? I emerged from my room to check on the other teachers. My new classroom neighbor and I were ushered out by an administrator as the building was evacuated and the employees dismissed for the day to check on loved ones.

And so, I drove home past emergency vehicles while the radio DJ's criticized people for calling up worried and in hysterics. It was a day like no other and one I will never forget.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

One-liners 31-34

These one-liners are intended to help those with a creative imagination and fellow writers, whether they are currently working through writer's block or not. Feel free to use them in your own writing, but a shout out is always helpful. :)

One-liner 31: Torpid affairs of the heart often tear people apart from the inside out, and haggard, soulless, devils aren't immune.

One-liner 32: Centuries of experience fall in the face of logic and rationality, or so I hear having never experienced it for myself. 

One-liner 33: Some characterize others through petty differences, but there isn't time for that. I'm the judge, jury and executioner.

One-liner 34: "Samples... you need samples!" Jerry shouted. "I just brought you the entire animal and you want feces from the field?"

Hope these help stimulate some creative stories.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"A Life of Death" on Sale for a Limited Time.

The ebook of "A Life of Death" on Amazon.com and Smashwords will be going on sale for less than a dollar, $.99, for a limited time. You can get it at Smashwords.com for any digital format by using the coupon code HY26U. Or you can get it on Amazon.com at the sale price within 24 hours. The sale will only be available for a limited time, so get your copy now.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

One-liners 26-30

Feel free to use these writing prompts in your own writing if you're having trouble coming up with ideas. If you do use any of them, feel free to let your readers know where more ideas can be found.

One-liner 26: Temp housing is only temporary for those who respect the owners' right to evict them. I answer the door with a pistol.

One-liner 27A: I couldn't help myself. I felt like a caged hamster locked in solitary and refused conjugal visits. I had to break out.

One-liner 27B: "Categorizing, profiling, typecasting, judging, we all do it, but only I do something about it," shouted the handcuffed man.

One-liner 28: Speaking without thought will have the desired effect, especially if you value solitude.

One-liner 29: "How many times do people have to step on your toes before you show them who's boss?" demanded Jacob, voice quaking in anger.

One-liner 30: The lunar eclipse is of utmost importance in my livelihood, yet I can't help but feel lost in your dreamy glow.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Two New Reviews!

Leslie Wright, a literary critic, left a great book review of Invisible Dawn at Blogcritics.org

Also, A Life of Death was now reviewed by a second literary critic, Geeky Girl Reviews. This glowing review and Chantale and Leslie's others will help you find more wonderful books to read.

Two book reviews in as many days is a great start to this week after the stressful move and new job in Southern Maryland. I'm unpacking and hope to get back to writing soon, but for now am content editing Scott Rhine's newest book, Jezebel's Ladder. It's a great story that I hope you pick up as soon as it's available.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

One-liners Continued

Catching up on One-liners. To get them daily, follow me on Twitter.

One-liner Day17: Triggers are often finicky, so I just make sure it's pointed at someone that needs to be ejected from the gene pool.

One-liner Day 18: I wept as lingering moments spent in drunken revelry filled my senses like an amorous woman on a lonely night.

One-liner Day 19: Experienced soldiers are often sought after, but only the loyal will protect your sword, faith, and secrets.

One-liner Day 20: I often host dinner for my guests, but can't help but spice things up with a dash of previous customers.

Hope these lines help get some ideas flowing.