Factober

This is a Spartacan fighting knife. Heard of the Spartacan Scouts? Rough boys. This knife belonged to one of them. He died saving my life.

Posted 5 months ago

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Creativity - waking up in a different place every day.

Creativity - waking up in a different place every day.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

One thing I’ve learned, my friend, is every person you meet has different n

One thing I’ve learned, my friend, is every person you meet has different needs, and when we wish to be a valuable part of the person’s life, we must learn them.” His mouth quirked in a wry grin. “I suppose that’s the trick, isn’t it? Caring for a person
Posted 5 months ago

Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every print

Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.
Posted 5 months ago

...and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go ho

...and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, 'That was fine'. And your life is a long line of fine.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I've only had two rules: Do all you can and do it the best you can. It's th

I've only had two rules: Do all you can and do it the best you can. It's the only way you ever get that feeling of accomplishing something.
Posted 5 months ago

Boys say they don't mind how you get your hair done. But then they leave yo

Boys say they don't mind how you get your hair done. But then they leave you for someone with really great standard girl hair and the next thing you know you're alone with a masculine crop crying into your granola.
Posted 5 months ago

Not all things are blest but the seeds of all things are blest.

Not all things are blest but the seeds of all things are blest.
Posted 5 months ago

Maybe Laura’s real problem came in admitting this: there was nothing new un

Maybe Laura’s real problem came in admitting this: there was nothing new under the sun. To write a story would be, somehow deep down, to embrace her limits, to admit that, indeed, she would someday die—if not of a worm or a ceiling, then of something else
Posted 5 months ago

I thank God that I'm a product of my parents. That they infected me with th

I thank God that I'm a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I'm grateful that I know where I come from.
Posted 5 months ago

I feel sorry for people who only know comic books through movies. I really

I feel sorry for people who only know comic books through movies. I really do.
Posted 5 months ago

The novelist defines the story with the following example: If you are told

The novelist defines the story with the following example: If you are told that the king died and then the queen died, that is a sequence of events. If you were told that the king died and then the queen died of grief, that is a story that he was interest
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I do public appearances. I'm bluff, hearty, goofy. I wear loud clothes, and

I do public appearances. I'm bluff, hearty, goofy. I wear loud clothes, and I read the funny bits. I occasionally get taken to task for one thing or another, and I acknowledge my fault, my flaw, my failure, and I move on.
Posted 5 months ago