Did you catch the first Classic Author feature of the year on Monday? This short story is a great tidbit feature to show you the depth of emotion you can find in Gabriel Morgan's work. Enjoy this excerpt if you can't decide if you want to check out the 700ish word short story (seriously, why not?!)
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Welcome to 2021 and a new series of Classic Author features. A lot of these stories are older ones you might not have read before, since many of our Classic Authors aren't active on the site anymore. Enjoy this year's features starting with Gabriel Morgan's short story, Days of Farewell, as we say farewell (and good riddance! to 2020). It's all about the goodbye.
Length: 705 words
Description: A Short Story. Thanks to John Mellencamp for the title and story prompt.
Folks...y'all...I'm just the worst. My ADHD has caught up to me. My world is crumbling around me as I know it.
I am having two completely devastating crises at the same time, and I'm stuggle-bussing at the moment. I blame one on myself, and the other on Noah.
So...I'm blaming Noah...for the loss of essential information that I, supposedly learned in elementary school. I couldn't tell if I was just having one of my blonde moments, or if I have legitimately lost some of my memory, but
Yeah, look at that title, and you just have to know I'm in a pickle. A kosher dill pickle. Not a spear, not a chip, not even relish. A whole dill pickle. No butter or sea salt to be found. And most certainly not sugar free.
I...received a comment on a chapter of Love in the Shadows, which is now almost complete! All chapters are posted, but some minor editing needs to be accomplished. But...this comment. Ooooh, it was a juicy one. A big, juicy pickle. And because of reading this comment be
Just got off work, and my first instinct is to plop in my recliner, and make such a dad-like moan!
This was a major mistake. I need to shower, cook some food, and get some fresh clothes on. In addition to this, our new office desk just came in that needs to be built, trash needs to be taken out, and some general housekeeping needs to happen. But...my recliner is so comfy!
Let me tell you about this recliner. It is trash. Just a huge dumpster fire. It is a Wal-Mart branded chair, but I
I have hammered out so many words into Chapter 33 of Love in the Shadows. Just today, I knocked out over two thousand words, beating my quota twofold for the day. And some serious thoughts have been coming into my mind.
Am I serious about publishing this story? If so, should I keep it a proper length for a novel? How would I do it? Is there even a good way to end this darned thing?
All of those questions have the same answer: yes. But one of those questions can't be answered with a si
Starting this blog entry is a little rough for me. Tears are beginning to well up, my fingers don't know where to go, and my leftover hibachi is losing its heat rapidly. I was starting to recognize myself as an actual writer. Over the past several months, I've just been hammering away on my poor Chromebook's keys and my phone's touchscreen, just...going. Non-stop. Writing when I woke up, went on my breaks at work, when I got home, as I tried to sleep. I just kept writing. Just as I'm doing now,
Well, that's it. Apart from a little editing, 'Gone Away, Gone Ahead' is now finished. I was tempted to extend the number of chapters, to keep it going a while longer, but I realised that the story I had originally planned had reached its natural stopping point.
I'm not someone who plans out a story in great detail. I know what needs to happen and roughly where it's going to happen, but sometimes the characters start taking me down other paths and bring in more twists and turns on the journ
Howdy. Well, this is my blog. And I don't know how blogs work.
I'm Aaron. Overnight grocery stocker. Raised in southern Indiana by fire and brimstone Catholics. Taught by a troop of ninja Boy Scouts. Love carbonara. Not a fan of second-hand embarrassment. Can always go for a beer and a dart.
And I was just joshin' ya. I know how blogs work. That's just me sprinkling in my dreams of being a comedian. A lot of people never take me seriously. It has something to do with being a five foo
I have just written the last chapter of 'Gone Away, Gone Ahead'. I've still got several thousand words to go before I reach that ending, and I know that the way I write means there could be a few twists, turns and alterations before I finally get there. I'm not one of those writers who carefully plots every single detail. Most of the stories I write, whatever length they turn out to be, start from a single idea; a concept or a character. 'Gone Away, Gone Ahead' began like that, too.
Wow, with summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are definitely seeing a drop in people online. Even I'm getting more sun.
I'm going to cut back on the number of blogs I'm doing for now and pick up again in the fall. It'll give me more time to do these silly summer homeowner things I'm suddenly stuck with. lol.
This fits today's theme too...
One of the cooler things they have come up with in the last few years are these folding chairs that fit in a bag. I have about a dozen of these in various configurations as they were sturdy, portable and fairly comfortable. I have several different brands in different colors bought in different years. lol. I keep one in the truck all the time and have one in standby just inside the garage door for when I went to sit out in the shade to read or
One of the things I'm getting more into outside of the computer is woodworking. I'm lightly researching routers and router tables now for a purchase later in the year. This will allow me to do some more work on making some furniture items as well as simple things like frames from plexiglass that I'll need for other things. (Like an enclosure for the 3d printer I'm looking at).
Is there anyone out there that enjoys woodworking? what tools do you prefer?
So, I have picked up a Raspberry Pi in order to have yet another toy to play with. Though, in this case, it is so I can learn more about them. I don't actually need one. Lol.
Anyone else playing with these cute little things for projects?
I have been using a Fitbit Surge for a little over a year. Unfortunately, the Surge was a bit of a dud in the design category. It was one of the few FitBits without a replaceable band... and guess what broke today. If you guess the band, then you get a gold star.
Anyway, I like the software quite a bit and I especially like the sleep tracking features, which I really need. So I picked up the cheaper, but more useful Charge 2 to replace my on the way out Surge.
This one also has the
I want to be clear right up from that I'm all for getting properly toasted. This toaster does the job and beeps when it's done. There is a bit of an issue when you go back to back if you are doing 4 slices for some reason. It does the job.
Cheers to getting toasted!
I love my blacklights. Check out my mancave setup:
Now, the two outer posters have a blacklight directly on them and the center one does not (yet)
For the geeks amongst you, you've probably noticed the Star Trek Voyager box set glowing on the mid-left of the picture.
For those of you with hobbies that involve building things, or remodeling the house or whatever, this saw comes highly recommended by my uncle, who is a professional contractor. Lowes had a nice sale on them, so I picked one up. I have a few projects on my agenda for this summer and next summer that this will be very handy for. Mancave stage 2 is scheduled for this summer. I'm making a nice workshop extension to my mancave. It will also double as place to relax on those great summer evening
I'll be in the market for a new keyboard soon, as the one I'm using to write this is very well worn. I've worn away the letters on about 10 keys and I'm looking to get a replacement from a different manufacturer. The settable LED lights appeal to my geekdom.
Of course... this keyboard also ties in with Hue, which I'm deploying all over the place.
Well. Here I am. I've finished off my two weeks at my last job. Saying goodbye to the great people I worked with was hard. I did that on Friday. I finished packing and moving Saturday. (and did 13,600 steps before taking off the Fitbit...). Sunday was Easter with the family and now I'm looking at the giant pile of boxes and furniture and trying to figure out how all that stuff fit in my old place and will fit here at home.
I've known this was coming for awhile, of course. I built my
I picked this pair of beauties up back in October. What a great buy! I was eating microwavable soup for lunch at work. Soup allowed me to easily control lunch. These mugs work great for a can of Progresso soup. They paid for themselves very quickly since the canned soup is much cheaper than the microwavable soup.
Oh, they come in so many colors too. I went for the white since they were cheap.
Get your very own laminator and lamination sheets cheap. And why not? The price is right. I picked this up for a little project. I won't use it all that often, but the price was cheap enough that it's worth it. Check it out!
Oh, no. He's in timeout. He has been making fun of me all day. And I was just being cute and funny. I don't need a therapist, but I'm taking my time with RitS. And....as it turns out...I haven't mentioned Dave's eye color! I stayed up and I read my whole book.
*gasp* East and West. My arch enemies! I end up Googling a compass about once every six months or so.
I must be showing my age too! Because I could have sworn the Arctic Ocean was mysteriously both at the northern and southe
Your eye color conundrum resonates with me. Heaven knows I’ve screwed up some aspect of character continuity often enough only to be gently corrected by a kind beta reader. As for the oceans, well, cartography is changeable. I learned the oceans differently to those you named, so I must be showing my age.
I can totally relate to the eye color thing. I've gone back and scoured chapters before because I knew I mentioned it and didn't want to get it wrong. So I feel your pain! As far as the oceans go... well, I would say you're well ahead of the majority of Americans, some of which can't even locate the Pacific or the Atlantic, or even know if they live on the East or West coast... And yes, that was an actual conversation I had with a friend of mine in COLLEGE
You poor baby! Noah needs to kiss it and make it better so you don't stress yourself out too much! Tell him I said so! hehehe Even though him doing that might bring you more pleasure and take you away from GA for awhile, but it will be worth it! hehehe Just take a slow cleansing breath and let that and the love of your life help you get through all the laughable things you have forgotten and you will be good. We can wait! Your needs need to be taken care of first and ours last. We will be fine!
Well you know I am all in....Hell you could write about toilet paper and I would read it!!! Seriously, I have a lot of time on my retired hands and I love reading your stories... I don't know what it is but I can just get into your stories, journal entries, blog... It's such a captivating read for me. It is so easy for me to lose myself in your works. Hours will have past and I'll think to myself "where the hell did the time go?". Love the deer shifter!! Another new concept from an awe ins