No. I Mean Really Bad Luck.

Quite a few things have happened in my life in just the last couple of days. Well, ok. Only one thing. But it’s composed of many little things. I got a new job. I am now a teacher at a high school about an hour away. Great, right? Yep. A dream of mine. I am overly ecstatic and I’m not being sarcastic. However, after I got the job, following are the things that have happened to me:
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Matrix Online: Matthew Corsair

Following is a piece of fan fiction I wrote a couple of years back and just recently found again. It was written while I was playing a game called Matrix Online that was based on the Matrix movies. I’m considering using this character for something different since Matrix Online is now defunct and I liked creating the persona. It won’t have anything to do with the Matrix though. So enjoy reading this and let me know what you think of the main character.

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Some Random Things About Me

I mentioned that random conversations can be fun. And I’m also currently fishing for comments. So what I’m going to do is list a random number of random things about me. And then what I want you to do is follow up in the comments with your own random number of random things about you. Ready? Here we go:
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Writing Tips: Read.

“Huh? Read to write?”

Well, yeah. Here are five simple facts about how reading makes your writing better:

  1. Reading increases your vocabulary. That should speak for itself. But if it doesn’t, let me explain. If you increase your vocabulary you can begin to sound like all of those other authors that seem to write with a thesaurus in hand. But that just sounds pompous and arrogant, right? Yes. It can. But when done right, what it does is Continue reading “Writing Tips: Read.”

The Heart Problem

It begins with that tight feeling in your chest. That feeling that makes you hope you’ve only trapped some carbon dioxide a little bit below your throat. It makes you hope that it’s nothing but indigestion. It makes you hope. But it also scares the crap out of you when you touch your neck and find that your heartbeat is skipping.

As I tumbled into the warm sheets I felt that tightness in my chest. It felt odd. It felt different. But then I felt that skipping heart beat. I called my doctor the next day. I wish I hadn’t and I’m glad I did.

I was Continue reading “The Heart Problem”