Josie’s Number One Hit

"Take us behind the scenes, would you? Tell us how this song, this anthem of a generation, really came to be." The question was far from unexpected.  Sitting with the leading interviewer for the leading magazine in the industry was far from expected though.  As a singer-songwriter, Josie Slaughter had worked for years honing her … Continue reading Josie’s Number One Hit


Predicted Trends of 2019 (For Niche Audiences)

And now... Trends of 2019 that will only affect certain communities. Folk Music: That banjo/record scratch hybrid of 2003 is coming back hard this year, Folksters. Get ready! Plastic bag manufacturers: Another rough year, but people will really enjoy blue Garamond type on department store bags. Pumpkin pie purists: Two words: butter topping. Boom. Slackline: … Continue reading Predicted Trends of 2019 (For Niche Audiences)

A Word from Our Sponsors

Do you remember that weekend in the mountains? Yes, that weekend. The trees, evergreens that seemed to touch the sky and aspens that bent in even the slightest wind, full of squirrels and larks chattering and singing from dawn to dusk. The earth smelled rich. The sky felt so close you could touch it. Do you remember … Continue reading A Word from Our Sponsors

Must Haves: Evil Corporation

Each of us will one day work for an evil corporation.  Perhaps they don't pay their carbon tax or perhaps they are working to bring upon the end of days through blood magic.  Evil has many forms. I've worked for a couple of evil corporations already.  Sorry about that whole recession thing, older Millennials. A … Continue reading Must Haves: Evil Corporation

From the Town Records of Shadow River

From the public records of the town of Shadow River. Emergency Town Meeting Township of Shadow River Date: September 23, 2018 Mayor Rodney Blueburn presiding Mayor Blueburn: Ladies and gentlemen, let's settle down and get this meeting moving.  You all know why we're here. You know what those scumbags in Shadow Mountain have done.  You … Continue reading From the Town Records of Shadow River

Wren – Chapter Five

One more certification exam awaits.  Supposed to be studying. I'm not.  I'm very much not.  There's only so many times I can read "p chart" before I stop giggling and I have arrived at that point.  However, I have not hit that point with "np charts", which is admittedly a much less funny name but … Continue reading Wren – Chapter Five

Q and A With Low Hopper

Blogger buddy JM Williams, an absolute gem of a sci-fi/fantasy writer and all around smart word user, put my name down in one of those “nominate another blogger to answer these questions” posts.  I’m not usually about those, but I respect the crud out of JM and you should check out and follow his site … Continue reading Q and A With Low Hopper