I am an old guy who likes calamari, tortilla chips, flying discs, dogs, and ice hockey. I used to bore holes in the ocean and now…I live day to day, trying to appreciate each one fully.
I have been a writer for years although I would never have described myself as such. In my days I have written fiction, technical, and other stuff. I spent years writing technical and business communication to people who spoke English albeit not as their first or primary language. These are the friends who encouraged me to pursue writing. These are the friends who said I had an uncanny ability to make things clear for them.
I’ve been playing around with “Flash Fiction” and “Micro Fiction”. I found prompt sites to be good for this and I have found quite a few on WordPress that have been fun. The problem is that they tend to come and go. Some of my favourites have included Trifecta, The Blog Propellant, Grammar Ghoul Press, and the Daily Prompt.
I’ve now expanded my curiosity and investigations to include poetry. I recently participated in a veterans poetry group. One of the other participants had been a doctor in Vietnam and he told us about finding poems in the pockets of the dead and wounded soldiers that he treated; soldiers from both sides. Think about that – that’s pretty powerful stuff.
I enjoy the idea of just writing. It intrigues me and I’m practicing. I’ve set up a site, The New, Unofficial, On-line Writer’s Guild, to provide prompts of my own and a couple of us actually play there. Come on over and give it a go. There are really no rules but I would love to see what you write.
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