Saturday, December 14, 2013


Napping at the keyboard again.
I was exhausted tonight (a common state for me of late) so I took an hour nap then settled in for some writing and added a couple thousand words to my current project, a short story due 12/15. The publisher hasn't announced this one yet, but it's a prose anthology of stories based on an existing property that has appeared in comics and prose previously. I'm having fun with the story. It's more on the adult side so I've been able to write cussing, which is always entertaining and not something I get to do often.

Here's a spoiler free sample. I'm replacing some names here to keep the character's identities secret for now.

“So how’d she end up here?”

(The p.i.) leaned back against the side of (the cop)’s unmarked detective’s car. “It started the way these things so often do. A wide-eyed girl from the Midwest with dreams of super stardom, Naomi was the local prom queen, homecoming queen, and prettiest girl in her podunk town. Her parents didn’t want her to go, but they didn’t want to stand in the way of her dreams either. Like so many others before her, once she got off the bus here in La-La Land, Naomi found herself just another pretty girl in a sea of beautiful women.”

“I’ve heard this story before,” (the cop) interrupted. “Let me guess, drugs?”

“Yeah. That’s where it started. From what I’ve been able to piece together, she fell in with some unscrupulous producer types, and I use that term loosely, who gave her a little something to loosen her up. You can guess where things went from there.”

“Porn or prostitution?”


Time for a break then hopefully a little more tonight.

Have a great weekend.


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