LOVE IN LOVE at “Near Kisses”

So, back in June, I turned one of my old short stories called Love in Love into a short film script for the 50 Kisses competition from the London Screenwriters' Festival. Now, at some point, if you stay in this screenwriting game long enough, you kind of get used to rejection. But I'll level with … Continue reading LOVE IN LOVE at “Near Kisses”

[short fiction] Contained Heart™

For the first time in months, Sheila could breathe easy.  The physically inexplicable knot of nerves and emotions that caused the ever-present ache in the pit of her stomach was gone.  She touched the little box inside her pocket and smiled. She’d thought it would be bigger.  How could something capable of causing so much … Continue reading [short fiction] Contained Heart™

Trade Me! A Story for a Rose (Valentine’s 2011)

This weekend I coerced my sister into helping me indulge my Valentine's Day fascination.  We took to Kansas City's Town Center Plaza with a bundle of roses and a camera, and we spent the evening asking people to share their stories with us in exchange for a rose. It took a while for people to … Continue reading Trade Me! A Story for a Rose (Valentine’s 2011)

A Valentine’s Reflection

Last week, I let my journalistic roots run free and did a bit of informal polling/interviewing on twitter and facebook about people's opinions on Valentine's Day.  A few interesting stories popped up, and for that my writer's mind is excited and grateful, but not a single person came out in unadulterated support of the holiday.  … Continue reading A Valentine’s Reflection

[FridayFlash] Love in Love

This week's installment is a little Valentine's-themed story that I'd eventually like to turn into a short film script (and then a short film, natch).  I wanted to do something similar in tone to Neil Gaiman's "Harlequin Valentine," which is the best Valentine's-themed story in the history of the written word.  (It's available to listen … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Love in Love