Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lessons from “Gilligan’s Island” on story logic

I was an avid fan of Gilligan’s Island in the black-and-white ’60s, and although I was still too young at the time to have developed fantasies of Lesbian love between Ginger and MaryAnn, I was savvy enough to question how … Continue reading

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Another celebrity cookbook

Three forms of books that I revile are cited in the tag line for Major Terata Publications: “…bringing bizarre and surprising fiction to appreciative readers looking for something other than celebrity recipe books, pointless memoirs and political screeds.” I was … Continue reading

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Cattle rustlers on a torpedo boat

I don’t watch much TV. My decidely LD television delivers a blurry mess compared to the technology available today that magnifies every pimple and pore of the personalities that inhabit the other sode of the camera. Still, I will make … Continue reading

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Three Minute Fiction is a Pain in the Ass

Every few months I enter NPR’s Three Minute Fiction contest. Why, I have no idea. The types of stories that win and receive notice tend to resemble chick-lit – precisely what my writing is not. If you don’t know the … Continue reading

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