It’s Friday

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Here it is, Friday. I’m posting my second part to the “Ducky” stories today to Becoming Writer. I’m nervous about this one. I’m not sure how it will be received. I think it’s good. It contains more character building than action. And it runs a little long for everyone’s taste at Becoming Writer.

I’m feeling some better, not much. Still sore, still aching. I hope this is the last surgery.

Update

I’m home from the hospital. I’m really sore. They sent me home with some pills to relieve the surgery pain. Surgery is not so hard. You go to sleep, then wake up and its over. Then you hurt all over and wonder what the hell they did to you. You move your leg and hurt in your abdomen. Everything is connected.

My take on nurses: After surgery, your stomach is growling because you haven’t eaten in many hours and when you finally get some food the nurse sets in on the portable table tray and leaves. You’ve got hoses coming out of your arms, and other places, and you can’t reach the patient’s table, let alone operate it. So the nurse has to come back and raise it and put the food in front of you and asks you, “Is that better?” and you try to be nice to her and tell her “Yes, thank you,” and she turns and leaves again. The food is cold by now. She smiles so nicely.

I’ve done some editing and I think I’m ready to submit my next story for the Becoming Writer community tomorrow. I submit one new piece per week. This is new to me and I submitted too many stories last week and they deleted one of them. So it goes. I think I’ve got a better understanding of the rules now. I’ll be a good boy.

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Thanks, from a very sore and sleepy

Tom

Update, and Status

The stories are constantly improved. I tweak a line or two here and there as I find errors. Remember, everyone is welcome to peer review anything I’ve written. If you find flaws or errors, or just think my story could be made better, just register, sign in, and then leave a comment or two. You’ll find the register link to the right, it’s WordPress, it’s familiar and easy. Anyone can comment, but to leave a comment, you MUST be registered and logged in.

I’m headed to the hospital today. I’ll spend the night after surgery. There should not be any complications. I’ve had this surgery before. I’ll be back Thursday.

 

Concerning the Stories

My short stories are very short, mostly, closer to flash fiction than a classic short story. But, I think flash fiction is trending. It’s a thing people can grab and read on the commute home, read in a few minutes at breakfast over coffee and pastry. It’s my opinion that flash fiction paces our society. It’s not what I intend to stay with forever, but it’s a starting place. I was told that Hemingway started like this, but probably not like this.

The next thing is that these stories are subject to revisions, nothing major though. One per week will be work-shopped by peers in a community called Becoming Writer. Peer review has been eye opening, but I don’t see how beginning writers do without it.

Lastly, everyone is welcome to peer review me here also. If you find flaws or errors. or just think my story could be made better, just register, sign in, and then leave a comment or two. You’ll find the register link to the right, it’s WordPress, it’s familiar and easy. Anyone can comment, but to leave a comment, you MUST be registered and logged in.

More stories will be up soon.

Tom

Re: Tommy Dean

My long-awaited-by-no-one-novel called The Strange Case of Tommy Dean is finished, but has been scrapped. It doesn’t exist, except for an old, dusty docx file that I do not intend to pursue. There is no more to come. I have taken that bad first novel and have thrown it away.

New Short Story! A Kiss’s Consequence

I have posted a new short story on it’s own page. The link is at the top above my picture. The formatting is a bit off but it is readable. I like this WordPress theme, and it is supposed to be for writers, but the text formatting is difficult. I may have to throw in some HTML tags, but I’m a little rusty with those. Enjoy!