Month: September 2012

Burst – Let’s Get Remedial

  Let’s Get Remedial “LNAPL!” cried Barney, the guy in the pick-up truck. “It can’t be!” said the stockpile to the west.  It was dirt.  Five hundred tonnes of wasted silty clay mixed with the occasional brick and cinder block that had been mixed in during the demolition.  Beyond it was the rubble pile: the […]

Burst – A History of the Period (Part II)

Part I is found here: http://trentlewin.com/2012/09/18/burst-a-history-of-the-period/ A History of the Period (Part II) In the mayhem that resulted, our shaman and his coal miner friend were slain.  The period – alone, bereft, nearly lost altogether – lay quivering in the snow, until a young girl plucked him up and carried him off.  Oh but here was […]

Burst – Old White Man Hating on Stuff

  I don’t wish to offend with this bit, but anger is as anger sees it.  I respect people’s right to speak.  I respect my own to respond.  This is written in response to a blogger on WordPress, who I thought I might actually name here but won’t.  There’s little point.   Old White Man […]

10 Things I Have Learned About Blogging: Read Number 2 Before Hitting “Like”!

  I have only been at blogging for about a month.  Good times, some great people, and some wonderful writing.  I am happy to be here.  Here are my initial observations of this cool new world. 1.  The potential for people to read your work diminishes with every extra word you add.  The relationship is […]

Burst: Shingles

This story motivated by a writing challenge from Daring Discourse (http://daringdiscourseblog.com/2012/09/06/you-considered-it-all-for-a-second-and-put-it-down-to-slight-of-hand/).  I think when I was a kid that I was scared of a lot.  Anyway, if I were being critical of this story (which I’m not cause I wrote it), I think I’d call it “indulgent”.  What the heck is wrong with that, I […]

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