All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fiction' (484)

How to Make the Perfect Movie Teaser

The teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness debuted on Thursday and the Internet was abuzz. It had a…


Added by Nick Leshi on December 6, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments

The Cayman Islands Air Banner - Four - Sun on the Rocks



Clarity turned backwards and let Taimi zip her diving neoprene wetsuit, preventing Blond to cut his hands too deeply on her lower back. She was excited to take her first diving class in order to get the Padi diving license. She saw Buddha Talk tilt his head towards the right ear of Flower, dangerously tipping the bench inside the diving shop, and…


Added by Workstudio on December 6, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Why Christmas has become a Universal Holiday!

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Added by fred hallman on December 5, 2012 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Movie Review: The Hedgehog

Over at Netflix, in their Foreign Film category, nestled like a small jewel between the better known, flashier favorites so many have come to admire, is a film I cannot get out of my thoughts. Based on Muriel Barbery's novel, The Elegance of…


Added by Poor Woman on December 4, 2012 at 6:13pm — 15 Comments




Added by Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH) on December 1, 2012 at 8:36pm — 2 Comments



The Chessman
“The world says: "You have needs -- satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more." This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.” ff

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Added by Kenneth Sibbett on November 30, 2012 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

An Interview with Author Loretta Chase

If you missed my interview with bestselling novelist Loretta Chase in the supplement of Wednesday's New York Daily News, here it is.

Loud and…

Added by Nick Leshi on November 29, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments





Added by Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH) on November 27, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

"It's not a right, it's a privilege!"



Amanda awakened…


Added by fred hallman on November 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments


I have decided to revert back to my primordial madness which stems from my lack of understanding of anything relevant except to myself and the few imaginary friends I have gathered about.

The bus stops here, there, and down the street, picking up vagrants, the unwashed masses of ignored society, the sleepers, the dreamers, the American soul lost in a sea of acidic backwash from industrial giants.

I sat in the back, my hands in my lap.

I was singing inside my…


Added by Tinkerertink69 on November 24, 2012 at 7:11pm — 16 Comments

An Amateur’s Guide to Killing Your Darlings

            I have been writing a book for what seems like half of my adult life. The hardest part has been revising just as other writers warned me. I doubted it at first, especially when struggling to master dialogue and tense symmetry. I have sent my book out twice and instead of a ticker tape parade, I received big fat no thank yous that varied from the apologetic to the terse. A bit crestfallen, I put my book Mermaid away periodically to live life and gather strength to work on…


Added by Blue Bead on November 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

The Cayman Islands Air Banner - Three - Sun on the Rocks



The girls drove back to the guest house on Costera de Las Palmas, near the Fairmont Acapulco Princess, debating heatedly whether diving with the fat man was an opportunity or a risk. In the evening, after dinner, Cynthia and Taimi were swinging on a swinging lounge sofa, while Lanai was…


Added by Workstudio on November 23, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Fiction Weekend Prompt AND Stories List for 11/23-11/25 2012

...Okay, so I just wrote this whole post about Fiction Weekend and how to participate,  and I'm making an exception already....

Normally, there would be a Prompt post, and then on Thursday or Friday I'd post a Stories List, where participants would announce their stories in the comments section.  BUT exceptionally, due to some busy real-life stuff going on, I have to post a single Prompt/Stories List…


Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on November 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Hello, Our Salon!

Hi Our Salon members,

Some Fiction Weekend participants asked me to create an account for us here, so the Fiction Weekend Club now has two homes: Our Salon, and Open Salon.   I encourage participants to check both accounts if they want to read stories by everyone. But no pressure at all - do what feels right to you.

If you don't know about Fiction Weekend, or have heard of it but aren't sure what's up with it, here goes:

Bascially, while our name is the OS…


Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on November 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments



The Clubber was late, although he wasn't too concerned. He had an interview with some disgruntled husband who had found out his wife was cheating with his boss, and it was either lose the wife or lose a good job, and it wasn't even close. The wife had to go. Club could care less. He could kill the wife, the boss or all three of them, as long as he got paid. After thinking about it, he thought he  better leave the husband alive if he…

Added by Kenneth Sibbett on November 17, 2012 at 9:00am — 30 Comments

The Cayman Islands Air Banner - Two - Sun on the Rocks



"Let´s follow this banner plane, I want to know more about Lofty Bank and this financial product they sell," said Clarity.

"Cool, I´m going with you where ethnography is to be uncovered, where is this plane going?" asked Flower.

"Off-road, I think, it´s headed north along Punta Diamante road…


Added by Workstudio on November 16, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Economy of Words

One look at the calendar confirmed what she had known for weeks. No. That’s not quite true. It confirmed what she knew but had been ignoring. All the signs had been there, but Gabrielle was hopeful that things would be different this year.

Lucy’s silence was always cause for concern. Rarely did it come from just being too busy. More often than not, the busy was an attempt to keep her mind distracted. And it wasn’t that Gabrielle didn’t believe her to be busy. It was just that deep…


Added by lemonpulp on November 13, 2012 at 8:26pm — 5 Comments

"The Constellations"

During my early college years, it was Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.  The review or reputation of the book didn't matter, if Vonnegut wrote it, I bought and read the book.  A little later in life it was John le Carré.  Sometime after that Graham Greene.  Eventually it was Paul Theroux's travel books (but not his fiction) and an intense burst of Bill Bryson's travel books (hell, I even read his book on the English language, The Mother Tongue).  [yes, I know -- all white men.  deal with…


Added by Stim on November 13, 2012 at 2:24pm — 3 Comments

The Cayman Islands Air Banner - One - Sun on the Rocks


Summary of the amusement

Lying on a beach in Acapulco, Clarity Nice and new 'Sun on the Rocks' member, ethnographer Flower Parkwood, witness the flight of a crop-duster advertising a high yield deposit offered by a shady Cayman Islands bank, Lofty Bank, represented by a secretive agent known as Buddha Talk.…


Added by Workstudio on November 9, 2012 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Being the Obamas on Election Night

He nods goodnight to the guys with the dark glasses, leaving them to serve as sentries on his front porch.

While stepping across that familiar and long-missed threshold he inhales deeply and slowly sighs it out while he quietly shuts the door.  It is 7:30 p.m.

She is already there.  Her campaign duties ended with a women’s luncheon somewhere in Ohio at around 1:30 p.m. EST.  She and the girls are half-heartedly watching MSNBC while they awaited his…


Added by L in the Southeast on November 6, 2012 at 4:21pm — 4 Comments

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