Tag: jeopardy

writing

Weird Endings

I feel like so much of what I read and write these days comes with unsatisfying endings.  Not that unsatisfying endings are bad, but they’re best when they inspire further thought and interpretation, not just a downer. I ended Jeopardy on a interpretive note.  I hadn’t originally intended to include the scene in the “afterlife”.  It …

depression

Nearing The End

Dead Talker has been a trial.  The original intent was to do something similar to Jeopardy, but more of an exorcism than an exploration. Jeopardy was about tapping into an obsession and controlling it, in order to reach pinnacles and peace never before seen, with a warning not to slip.  Jeopardy’s actions in the book …

growth

Where We Are On The Path

Growth is a weird thing.  So critical to our happiness, but so difficult to understand. Our society focuses so much on goals and targets and objectives and ranking and levels that it becomes difficult to see that there really is no end but the end, if you know what I mean. We don’t reach a certain point …

growth

Happy New Year

2017 was a fucked-up year. Not only did it bring us a fresh rise of fascism and white nationalism, it witnessed a rebirth of people who actually uphold the real values the American forefathers intended to instill in the world. For me, personally, it was a difficult year to start, but in July, I made …

health

Drugs

I feel like maybe I should explain my stance on drugs. I don’t believe drugs should be considered a criminal affair.  Lots of the behaviour that stems from addiction can lead to criminal acts, but the stigma of drug use is largely what drives that. Prohibition was much the same.  People would still drink, but …

writing

The Day After

A handful of congratulations come through. A text, a couple of Facebook messages and a couple dozen likes. And one: “Can you send me a copy?” I guess that’s par for the course.  Obviously, I realize that this isn’t Harry Potter.  People weren’t lining up around the block to buy it at the midnight release …

writing

Jeopardy on The Scarlet Leaf Review

It’s up! My first published work sees the light of day, and though the formatting is a bit difficult, so be it. Jeopardy can be found here: https://www.scarletleafreview.com/short-stories4/michael-williams-jeopardy Note to my mother or anyone else who might be reading this: no, I do not and have not done heroin.  Never even seen it except in …

writing

Proud Of Myself

Supposedly, my novelette Jeopardy goes live tomorrow on the Scarlet Leaf Review.  I don’t really follow the publishing world because I’m more interested in creation than industry, so I have no idea if that’s a big deal externally or not. It’s possible the whole thing is little better than an also-ran booby prize, but who …