Book Rec: Today Tomorrow Forever by C Schmidt

My Best friend wrote a short story and is now published on Amazon! you should go buy it! It’s a short piece set in a near future/Alternate present, the implications are terrifying, the message is one of hope but vigilance. It’s a wonderfully original piece. It’s only a dollar on […]


The World Builders

Welcome to a new series for Back shift writer and Writers and Worldbuilders. Writers and Worldbuilders is a Facebook group and collaboration project of a good friend of mine. W&W hit 500 followers, and one of the things tossed around was the idea of looking at media properties such as […]


The Art of Making 1

Picking up a hobby is difficult. You have to be willing to suck. You have to dig deep and admit that you know absolutely nothing about this potential new hobby, but you would like to know more. Not only would you like to know more, you’re willing to put in […]


Flash Fiction — You are Like Winter 1

“You are like Winter,” he whispered in her ear. Nis snorted, and hugged her thick cloak tight around her shoulders, and hunched closer to the fire. The singer was young and thought himself a flirt. Thought he would woo an old woman with a few pretty words and drag some […]


Dear Media, I am Tired. That doesn’t mean I’m done fighting.

Dear Mainstream media, I am tired. I am so very tired of this conversation. We seem to have it every year. Every month. Every week. It’s the same conversation. I’m surprised you’re not tired of it as well. I have spent my life looking for representation, for mirrors of my […]


Flash Fiction — Baking

Not all trolls live under bridges. That’s the way of the past. Some trolls live in subdivisions. Margaret peered out behind the curtains for the fifth time in as many minutes. “Keep that up and they’ll know you’re staring,” Crissy said as she sipped a cup of tea. “You’re being […]


Midnight Catscapes

**ported from my medium account**   2017 started off with a bang for me. I live in a smallish apartment with three fanciful animals. A dog, Buffy, age six and two cats, Kili and Fili, age nine months. The pair came to me to via a friend at work after […]


A weird and warm welcome

So this blog is going to be a mix of topics that keep me entertained and conversational blogs such as this one. I’m still learning how I’m going to format and go forward with this blog so the next month at least is going to be a mish of stuff. […]