Rainbow Snippets

Happy various spring holidays. I’m cooking like a mad woman for…myself. Not going anywhere for the holiday (my university doesn’t give off the monday after the holiday because we’re a ‘commuter’ college for the most part and assumes that no one has family anywhere but here in the hills.)

Continuing with These Haunted Hills (and amused by how many of you align with Indiana Jones about the snakes). Josh and Brendan are free of the hotel now.

“Wasn’t that amazing?” Joshua brandished the camera “I can’t wait to see what shows up on this.”

“Your insanity,” Brendan muttered but if Joshua heard and was hurt he gave no sign.

“I bet we get something cool on the digital recorder.” Joshua continued around through the weeds toward the front of the hotel.

IMG_2122 (what the area around the hotel looks like)

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I know I still owe some comments from last week and probably will be slow this week too. Editing a fairly long novel will suck up time like you can’t believe (also it’s been a terrible week at work and I felt too snarky to be allowed in public commenting on things)

Still working from These Haunted Hills. When last we saw them Josh and Brendan have been shut up in a hotel room with a ghost who’s tossing debris about. Josh is by the stuck door and Josh is across the room (to make the action clearer here since it’s lacking context>

The board rattled on the floor as it were ready to launch again. Joshua beckoned Brendan closer. Brendan had no intention of letting anything get between him and the door until Joshua pointed at the glass-less window. Brendan jogged across the room, paying no heed to the sponginess of the boards. Josh went out the window first, holding up a hand to halt Brendan. He stomped around the window with his boots, mushing down the glass.

“Okay, don’t see any snakes. Need a hand.”

Was there a hopeful tone in that question? Brendan dismissed it, handing Josh the camera before levering himself out the window into the over growth around the building.

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Sunday Small Talk

It’s been a few weeks mostly because I’ve been swamped by edits. I’m still swamped by edits. Probably the less said about editing the better. Sometimes you get an editor who really gets what you’re trying to do and makes you feel great. Sometimes you get one you’re pretty sure wishes they were somewhere else and makes you feel like you shouldn’t be allowed to touch a keyboard. Sometimes you edit your own stuff and wonder ‘was I high when I wrote this crap?’ Regardless editing definitely deepens my depression much of the time.

So edits aside, what else have I been up to? Well okay editing Blood Red Roulette round two which is what is burning up most of my time. I edited and sent my SF novella off to the betas. I’m pretty happy with it. I didn’t go through too much ‘I hate this’ with this story. I hope that means it’s halfway decent. I was afraid it wouldn’t end up long enough but it did top out at 31K just long enough. I didn’t want to pad it The ending might still need work but I have a few weeks yet.

I also finished and sent in my flash fic for Queer Sci-Fi’s contest. The theme is Impact. I did a lesbian paranormal. I’m not sure about it in terms of the contest but I like it. I will tell you 300 words as the limit is brutal. It definitely teaches you how to pick what is absolutely necessary.

Rainbow Snippets

It’s been a long hard week and the weekend looks worse. On the other hand, the writing has gone well and that helps to balance the scale.

Still pulling from These Haunted Hills (Hopefully I’ll finish this or at least get closer during Camp Nano next month). Last time Brendan and Josh were recording ghosts in the murder hotel when the door slams shut. Again slightly longer, sorry.

“No, it couldn’t.” Joshua’s grin was gone and that frightened Brendan more than the doorway. “Keep recording.”

Brendan had no idea if he was still recording and the fear kept his brain from figuring out how to check. “How are we getting back out of here?”

Joshua made a shushing motion. “Do you want to say something about Diana, and what she did to you?”

A broken bit of board slid across the floor aiming right for them. Brendan ran for the door trying to pull it open. It refused to move. A cold sweat drenched him.

“I hope you got that.”

“I have no idea. Can you quit upsetting the ghost now?”

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On spring break, well last day before having to drive home. So my be awesome day is me doing laundry. Hmmm less than awesome but then again I have Journey to Babel to watch, one of my favorite old Treks.

Have a little more of These Haunted Hills , where in when last we saw them, Brendan was afraid he’d be afraid if a ghost really did show up. It’s a bit more than six sentence this time.

“Give us a sign you’re here,” Josh entreated. “If you can hear us, give a little knock on the wall.”

Brendan caught his breath, waiting. He started breathing again when nothing happened. He nearly bowled Josh over when a faint knocking sounded.

“Oh my god, was that real? Did you do that?” Brendan glared at Joshua’s feet as if he could see them moving now after the fact.

Josh glanced over at him, a huge grin on his face. “Not me and I heard it too. Do that again. We hear you. You can talk to us, tell us what you need to! We’re listening.”

The door slammed shut and Brendan felt weak-kneed. “Josh, we couldn’t even open that thing. It couldn’t have blown shut.”

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I’ll still be late in reading as I’m still up to my eyeballs (now tearing) with these edits and then it’s spring break.

Sad to say World Book Day has bad memories for me. They tried to copy the UK model here (as far as I know it latest 3 or 4 years then failed). I took part twice. The first year I had a copy of something by Stephen King to give out (the idea being to help promote literacy) NO ONE would let me give them away. I was turned down by every library and school in the tri-county area. Finally the job service people let me join their festivities that happened to be that weekend. I gave away none. People wouldn’t take a book. The next year I teamed up with the remedial reading classes on my campus (I’m in Appalachia and @ 45% of my university are functionally illiterate) They had to take them but when the instructor went to quiz them on the book (the first in the Percy Jackson series) none of them had read it. I gave up after that. Sigh.

Now on to the snippet! I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills Brendan and Josh are now inside the hotel and have gone inside a room where Brendan was getting EMF readings.


“Can you ever hear them in real time?” he asked, knowing that sometimes – at least on TV – the ghosts could be heard only on recording.

“Yes, sometimes. That’ll freak you out the first time.” Josh cocked his head to the side. “Or every time.”

“I’m not sure how I’ll handle it,” Brendan kept his ‘probably not well’ to himself. He was beginning to rethink this whole ghost hunting thing. He was bored now but if something did happen his whole manhood would probably take an embarrassing hit.

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