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Tarot Stories

Okay, I'm down the rabbit hole with tarot. Don't ask, I'll talk for hours. Anywho, presently doing tarot storyboards for short fiction. My current deck is the Maria Celia, a modern-day Marseille.

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Obits 4 Fun

Randall Lovitz, physicist turned playwright, died as the result of an unfortunate accident involving a grenade and a jigger of Hendricks. Mr. Lovitz's most recent play, Naked Man Barking, featuring 90 minutes of the same, was panned by the critics. An earlier production: Knock, Knock. Who's there? F__k. F__k who? F__k You garnered similar reviews. Always an iconoclast, the only holiday Mr. Lovitz celebrated was Super Bowl Sunday.

Meditation Book for Troubled Times

Moving On

From Rented Rooms

The motel door slams shut, leaving me alone and chilled. Two men, such luxury. But I don't have two men, not whole ones, that is. They're mostly just pieces, spare parts, exchanged, fitted, to meet certain needs, basic and otherwise. What spare part do I bring to the equation? I look at the sparkled ceiling and wonder. Glitter, fairy dust?


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Writing Tip

Cause and effectis the internal integrity of the story that provides a logical framework and forward motion. Cause and effect occurs at every level of a story’s construction, from sentence to paragraph to page to chapter. Problems occur when: cause has no effect, effect has no cause, the effect precedes cause, or whenthere is simultaneous cause and effect. Some examples…
Cause with no effect:He flipped the switch and looked into her cold blue eyes. What is the effect of flipping the switch? Looking into her cold eyes? To follow cause and effect it should read: He flipped the switch. Light flooded the room. He looked into her cold blue eyes.
Effect with no cause: This occurswhen a character acts or reacts for no apparent reason, i.e., furious to calm with no transition. 
Effect precedes cause: He shot three times after pulling out the gun should read After pulling out the gun, he shot three times.
Simultaneous cause and effect: Ripping off the sheet, she collapsed onto the bed. This senten…