Tourmaline (a serial story)

  Dear Reader, Happy Sunday…night. I hope your weekend glistened as mine did. I wanted to bring a story to the space, but I wanted to do it in parts. The following story is called “Tourmaline,” and it comes from of the Chucky Challenges from Mr. Wendig’s space. I guess, that being what it is, it could be called a collaborative effort. Nah. Sorry, Chuck. This one’s mine. -lp —-   Tourmaline By L.P. Stribling Part I   Constance ran toward the quarry with the last vial of the drug clutched in the prison of her palm. The dirt and…

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Art or Craft – which matters?

It’s rounding on ten o’clock at night and I just saw this: 23. Storytelling Is The Art, Writing Is The Craft Writing matters. It has rules. It can be artful or utilitarian, it can be languid or merciless. But it’s just the vehicle. We keep coming back to the authors we love — Atwood to Gaiman, King to Morrison — not merely because of the quality of their prose but because their stories are engaging. It’s the stories that matter. The art lives in the story. It’s the hardest and most essential part — you can write beautifully, but if…

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老戀醉

開罐聲音已消失 獨間中光有吾倆 愈樂飲瓶言愈繁 無言互眼迅發紅 站講走坐凡為敗 何時開始獅是獅 搖頭飲水往室滾 但願夢後明陽起. 李博:作

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Let’s remember

by L.P. Stribling Remember that one day you’ll remember none of this, …..and in the absence of that memory, Your soul will return to the Infinite, As complete, endless, and smiling as it began.

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S – Town (*a cast for Serial fans) NO SPOILERS

If you’re a podcast person, you may want to check this one out. Let’s start that one over. If you’re a podcast fan and you enjoyed the podcast called Serial (click here for link) (made by Sarah Koenig last year), you will enjoy this new podcast called S-Town (or Shittown), done by Brian Reed along with This American Life. I’m not going to ruin any of it for you because I just don’t like spoilers. I’m not into making deadlines for something. For example, if a show has been out for 12 years and now the fans just want to start talking…

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Balls

by L.P. Stribling     “Okay, now do you believe me? She had me by the balls, Frank. And I mean that quite literally. Balls. All of my balls in all of her decrepit granny paws.” Bart took another chomp of his double-bacon cheeseburger and chewed while he spoke, symmetric specks of grease glistened on either side of his mouth under the neon pulse of the late-night Burger Bobby joint. The blue bill of his Pepsi hat seemed to bob upon his forehead as his animations grew. Frank sat across from him smoking, his eyes half closed, blinking mildly to…

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Prepping for IT

And I just watched the trailer for It, and damn, that looks pretty good. I have a certain way of seeing things when it comes to horror films (*and really it’s that I just have standards. Can you blame me?) It doesn’t count if the movie uses sudden movements and loud sudden sounds to freak out the watcher. No, I’m sorry, that’s not scary; it’s annoying. Anyone will jump at that kind of stuff. Ridiculous. So yeah, if you want to make a real horror movie (not a “jumper”), it is my personal opinion that you need to really build…

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Protected: Carlin sends his Love

March 23, 2017 Enter your password to view comments.

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Protected: Papasan

March 21, 2017 Enter your password to view comments.

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Just get to the end – (a C.W. post)

If you’ve never read Chucky’s stuff, he’s got a real way with words. He’s got a way with words the way Charmin has a way with toilet paper, or Lucky Charms has a way with rainbows, or MacGyver has a way with turning a shitty Chevy into a moderately useable vehicle. I’ve been reading Chucky’s stuff for the past few years and I must admit that he’s a fantastic source of writerly inspiration (see below). This right here, is the usual stuff you can expect to find from this mastermind of writerly inspiration. He reminds us here that all writing…

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