Category: Writing

Promise Pt. II

Promise Pt. I             “But you can’t hurt them, that’s the rule,” says Emma.              There are trees behind the school, just past the fence, a forest with some walking paths and one hilly bit where people have made a bike park.              Andy is breathing. It’s nice being around girls. There’s five boys total. Seven girls. Andy’s […]

Promise Pt. I

            Marlow spreads her legs under the desk. Her denim skirt keeps her knees from parting too much. I could just run outside, she thinks. Down the hallway, out the doors, away from the school. I don’t have to come back. This morning, she smoked her first cigarette. It’s her last, too. As the teacher talks […]

The Best Scenes in Movie History Pt. III

The last segment in my compilation of the best scenes in movie history. This set of five movies is highly eclectic, totally inconsistent, and in some cases, not that well known. But the scenes noted are highly emotional and very impactful. If you haven’t seen these movies, well worth a watch. Magnolia – and then […]

The Best Scenes in Movie History Pt. II

The greatest movie scenes in movie history is a subjective topic. If you’re defining greatness by what and how much a scene makes you feel, you’ve come to the right place. In the last batch, I mingled in an episode of a TV show (guess which one?) with three movies. This time, let’s stay with […]

The Best Scenes in Movie History

The Best Scenes in Movie History It’s purely subjective, defining the best scenes in movie history. Not every movie is great. Not every movie is famous. But if you search hard enough, you can find a glow of emotion in cinema – sadness, exuberance, whatever – that takes you to a different level. These are […]

Down Bubble: Ending

Down Bubble: Part I Down Bubble: Parts II & III Down Bubble: Parts IV & V             “Ready navigation!” I yell. The men of the bridge are silent, watching the rocking of the boat.              “What is happening out there?” cries Alain.              “Man the torpedo bay,” I tell him. “Flood all remaining tubes!”             “What are we shooting […]

‘The Irrepairable Past’ by Mark Paxson: A book review

The Irreparable Past             I stopped reading.             Years ago, I collected and read books like they were a drug. I didn’t drink or party. I read. In my basement, I have boxes of books, a few thousand. Fantasy, science fiction, older novels, contemporary literary fiction. So many. But I stopped reading after a while, and I […]

Down Bubble: Parts II & III of VII

            Something hits the hull with a clang and bounces off. Silence.              A second object hits us, and for a moment I think we are saved, but then it explodes. The submarine lurches. No sooner has the noise receded than does a third and a fourth charge blow near us. The metal of the submarine groans, […]

Down Bubble: Part I of VII

            “Fire!” I bark.              The bridge tenses, and the vessel shakes as the torpedo slips into the water.             “Did you string the line yourself? Did you?” I demand of my Second, Alain.             “Yes, Captain!”             I put my hand on a pipe and close my eyes. The torpedo is running fast, but my mind turns to the […]

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