Recorded Live: Fur Baby

I will be busy grading today — probably all day — so if you need entertainment, here’s a live recording from yesterday’s 2nd Sunday Open Mic at the Arts Center in Troy, NY. Yes, I really read this story on Mother’s Day. A bit on the dark and creepy side, so if you don’t like…

New Video: The Rook

See what happens when I have a little extra time? I get colorful. Here’s ‘The Rook’ from Unquiet Dreams. I wrote it the morning of the first day of Alt.Fiction to read at the open mic that day. I recorded this for a future BroadPod (like the December one I’m in, too), but then had the…

Keeping Abreast of the Fabulous

All right, even I am having difficulty at times keeping up with all the news, so if I repeat something here, it just means you’re paying attention, well done, here’s a cookie! Soon I have to leave the glories of Alba for the um, gories? of Albany. Alas. Which means I have to figure out…

Drabble: Goin’ to the Chapel

Patti Abbott has made another challenge to her pals: a drabble — a story of exactly one hundred words —  inspired by one of three pictures. Succinct, yeah? Here’s mine. “Goin’ to the chapel…” The parson looked nervous. Bart smiled to reassure him, then nudged him along with the Berretta. Now it was his wedding…

BitchBuzz: Why the Blackout Mattered

An unusual day: me away from the net. Be honest — you didn’t really notice I was gone, did you? It’s all right. I know occasionally I should take a break from yammering across all media. Besides, I took some more lovely photographs over in Salthill. Nothing jazzes up a photo like a happy, bouncing…

BitchBuzz and Over the Edge

I’m fighting off a cold that seemed to ride my coattails from London but if I’m feeling not too bad, I plan to head off to Over the Edge’s reading tonight at the library (where I am now mayor 🙂 and perhaps try out a new piece at the open mic if there’s room. A…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Way We Live Now

I have a great love for nineteenth century novels. Their leisurely nature and broad scope allows readers to inhabit their worlds entirely. It makes them perfect for long afternoons reading, but I’ve found, too, that they suit perfectly for piecemeal ebook reading as well, which may at first seem unlikely. The truth is that depth…

Soundcloud

A new way to spread sound — well, newish. It’s been getting a boost, mostly via other social media outlets and DJs. Of course now that people like me are starting to use it, the DJs are looking for something new. Way to suck the cool out, eh? My page at Soundcloud features things you…

Text as Art

Get a peek at the exhibit via the magic of video: choose your video outlet. We had a great time and it was fascinating to hear the genesis of the (all very different) projects. If you’re in the neighborhood, drop by the Arts Center and check it out. Text as Art from Kate Laity on…