Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Dust

November 12, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Meaningful thoughts come to us at the strangest of times; the inspiration for this poem hitting me while I was sweeping up dust the other day. I was thinking about how pointless, existentially, the process of cleaning really is—despite my Virgonian obs…

Kitties, Cuddles and Newsletter Prizes

October 29, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Today we’ll be discussing a hodge-podge of topics, and we’re not going too far beneath the surface with our insights. I mean, it’s been an intense few weeks, and after pushing so hard—emotionally—it’s time to put on the brakes. Sure, it has been a news…

Money, Money, Money

October 15, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

If there’s one thing that J and I have fought about throughout our relationship, it’s money. Money–the lack and/ or abundance of it–is one of the most common relationship stressors. When J and I met, I had a decent salary for a young man. I made 50K/…

Creative Collective: Simon J. Cambridge

October 1, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Such a grand, literary name for a person who I feel is a genius of the written word. I don’t remember how, exactly, I first encountered Simon’s work. I believe it was while browsing for a new fantasy title to read on my Kindle. The simplicity and stark…

Some Friendly Reminders

September 24, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Morning folks, hope you’re all having a nice weekend. I’m still recovering from a hangover from my partner’s 40th birthday, which we celebrated on Friday. I haven’t drank in almost 2 years, so I’ve no one to blame but myself (and perhaps our charming I…

Wordplay

September 17, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

When prepping, athletes stretch, chess masters play matches with themselves (or computer AI), and artists keep their skills current–like Leo, who’s always training himself on some new technique or brushwork between projects (and, at the risk of making…

Another Candle…

September 10, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Though I don’t eat cake; guess I’ll put it on a ketogenic nut-wafer or something. Tomorrow I’ll be thirty-nine. Honestly, I feel as if my life has only begun. Sure, I’m getting creakier, and finding little aches here and there. I certainly can’t hold a…

“Strong Women” Are Real Women: Flawed and Wonderful

August 27, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about feminism, faux-feminism, virtue signalling, and the muddiness of ideals when influenced by sex, mostly brought about by Joss Whedon’s collapsing marriage and the scathing tell-all unleashed by his wife. For…

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

August 20, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

There are powers in the world–both people and forces–that thrive from chaos. And in an age where a third world war was once thought a distant nightmare, a lesson on near-destruction that we should never again repeat, we find these forces flourishing,…

Down the Road We Go

August 13, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Next week is an exciting one: I get the manuscript for Feast of Darkness, Part I & II back from its first editor. It’s been months without my baby, and while I’ve found things with which to entertain myself, I haven’t written much of anything. At l…