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Ravens
Ottawa
Photographer, writer, grandfather, graffiti mural promoter, social activist
Interests: current affairs, writing, fiction, grandkids, quality assurance, photography, graffiti, social activism, urban art, graffiti murals
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Ravens' View
Thanks Joyce I'm hoping to re-use this idea and/or characters in other Flash Fiction to see how well I might fit it into a longer short story and/or a novel.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2016 on The Game at Ravens' View
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Thanks Rose -I'm thinking this might go even farther.
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This week's FFF challenge was NaNoWriMo related. --------------- With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, let’s have some scary fun with a few terms from that yearly event. Prompt: Write a horror story that includes the following: Writer, 50,000, month, goal,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Ravens' View
Thanks Joyce, I started with androids, then realized my error and changed to golems. But either one works. The husband and Andre of course see no problem wit their decisions - these ae only tools, not real people. But perhaps as this happens to more, the might join together in a revolution.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2016 on Portrait of the Artist at Ravens' View
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This week's Flash Fiction Challenge was as follows: If three people witness an event, when they’re asked to detail what they’ve seen, there will be something different about each of their stories. While there will be some similarities overall, each... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Ravens' View
Finally getting to the final check in of what was a very non-productive round for me. I'm trying to finish up yet another round of editing on a book that I've been fiddling with way too long. I have a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at Ravens' View
Okay, I really need to get this novel edited and out to my publisher. So - last chance here. I'll create my own NaNoEdMo and commit to spending September editing. 30 days, 2 hours a day - unless I want... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Ravens' View
The challenge for this week's Flash Fiction Friday was to write a medical thriller. This week, we want you to take us into a hospital, clinic, or physician’s office. Most of the time, we’re in and out. All we require... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Ravens' View
I'm in Toronto at my gf's for a week, mellowing out. Not that my normal week is that hectic, but this has been mostly time to hang out together, drink craft beer/cider in the backyard, reading the Globe/NYT on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Ravens' View
I turned 70 a few weeks ago, and am thinking I may be getting past middle age. I used to tease my mother that as long as she refused to think of herself old, we couldn't go there ourselves. She... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Ravens' View
That was my goal, so I guess I'm doing okay. I did get my friend's feedback on my novel - lots of it! We talked for four hours in a cafe, plus she did detailed annotations on the text and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Ravens' View
Well, my back is better and I could start getting into a real schedule this time. But I haven't yet. I've edited a bit, read a lot, done some chores, and played some games. Stuff I did: Publishing Some editing.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Ravens' View
I guess that should be to get the RIGHT stuff done, as opposed to whatever sparkly thing catches my eye. Being out of the 9-5 rat-race does give one the freedom to structure the day anyway one wants. Or be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Ravens' View
Looks like this ROW is over and I didn't even notice! I have been editing, off and on, as well as reading and watching yet another TV series - The Tunnel. Writing Editing - I'm finishing another pass on Return... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Ravens' View
As mentioned in my last post a week or so ago, I've been looking for a way to get my second novel published, and have decided to go with my original publisher, Deux Voiliers Publishing. 'We' are a co-op type... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Ravens' View
It's definitely been a while since my last check in, but I have made some writing progress, and have redefined some goals. My girlfriend is up for another visit - via Via Rail of course - but as it's a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Ravens' View
Thanks, glad you liked it. And I am interested in your podcast. I've thought of adding audio to my short stories. I'm told I have a nice 'radio voice'. I'll look into recording this when I get back home later this week.
Toggle Commented May 9, 2016 on The Girl Who Surfed Tsunamis at Ravens' View
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In the few days I've been in Toronto the tree buds have gone from possibilities of spring to actual leaves, leaves that seem to be growing as we watch. The birds are out in force too, building nests and being... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Ravens' View
I did another Flash Fiction challenge this week. This one was from Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds site. We were to pick a title from a list of ten that his readers had suggested and write about 1000 words from that... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Ravens' View
I'm in Toronto now, for a week, visiting my ginger-haired sweetie. Today was cool in the shade, but lovely in the sun. Nice weather to visit some local shops then retire to a sunny backyard, cool drinks at hand, pen... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Ravens' View
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This week's challenge from Flash Fiction Friday was to 'bring on the flowers and candy'. It was to be a romance, dark or light, our choice. I was inspired by an image a friend posted online, by Wingorwing99. It shows... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Ravens' View
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I know my last posts have seemed obsessed with the weather, but we seem to have so much of it lately. Cold again tonight, but at least no snow in the forecast. Weather is one of the things I need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Ravens' View
It's been balmy for a few days, but we didn't trust it at first. We had two warm spells already this year, followed by 10-15 cm snow. But, I was downtown last weekend, at a local legal wall, watching my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Ravens' View
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I'm referring mostly to the weather. We've had a few double digit days already this year - as in positive celsius digits. Most of the backyard was bare, some greenery was popping up, and the trees were starting to bud... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Ravens' View