Northeast PA’s Generational Pessimism

Even after being away from Northeastern Pennsylvania's scarred mine fields for several years, I am sometimes still amazed by the genuine joy for life people here in South Florida have compared to the those back home. It is an attitude and outlook I try hard to mimic, but it can be difficult when raised in... Continue Reading →

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Quick Answers w/Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Great, straight forward answers. My favorite is when asked, "What have you resolved to never do?" https://youtu.be/zJnZQqiO4BI “Who am I?” I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you... Continue Reading →

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is NOT the most talented woman television writer…

....she is the most talented television writer bar none. If you have not had the chance to view Amazon's Fleabag, or BBC's Killing Eve, season one --- What is wrong with you? In all seriousness, if you haven't, log on and check them out. You are in for a viewing pleasure that is not equaled... Continue Reading →

Writing Instrument of Choice

Recently I did a post entitled, Thank You Ernest Hemingway. The post contained seven tips from Hemingway on writing from open culture's website. The #6 tip was to write with a pencil. Hemingway gave three very very good reasons for using a pencil. All three basically boiled down to providing the writer multiple opportunities  to... Continue Reading →

Embrace The Wild Fantasies

Eight unique stories by Scono Sciuoto. Tales of passion, lust and sex. These stories combine erotica with awareness, fusing strong feminine sexuality with female empowerment.  These may very well be some of the most controversial stories of all time.   Get your copy today.....  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076GXMNQ3/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076GXMNQ3/      

Twenty Years Without A Complete Sleep 

I still remember the first night I didn’t sleep the night through. Of course, there were random nights before.  How could there not be? Especially being at sea in the U.S. Navy.   But this night, was the night that began a chain of sleepless nights that has lasted uninterrupted for close to twenty years.   ----------------------------... Continue Reading →

A Good Story Trumps The Disdain Of Grammarian Gatekeepers

Yesterday, I wrote a post discussing the importance of the author maintaining her or his voice, despite the pressures of self-appointed grammarians. Today, I am going to give an example of an author who makes those grammarians crawl right out of their skin. I belong to a few author and writer groups on social media.... Continue Reading →

Social Media Power of Positive-Thought, Pop-Psychology Poppycock

The social media pop-psychologists are out in full force. The self-righteous self-helpers offer unsolicited words with only one purpose --- to give themselves a superior sense of self. Lacking even a single request, they offer their self-aggrandizing wisdom - -To those they have never met. -To those they do not know. -To those they do... Continue Reading →

Hemingway – The Iceberg Theory

According to Jenna Blum in The Author at Work, “Hemingway said that only the tip of the iceberg showed in fiction—your reader will see only what is above the water—but the knowledge that you have about your character that never makes it into the story acts as the bulk of the iceberg. And that is... Continue Reading →

Future Damaged and Broken Novellas

In 2019 I am expecting to release at least five more stories in The Damaged and Broken Collection --- • “It Is Never Just A Slap,” which I am currently working on, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. •“Abandonment and Addiction,” a girl from a broken home who becomes addicted to heroin. •“A Father’s Son,” the breakdown of... Continue Reading →

From Tortured and Tormented — creating a school shooter

Years have passed. I expected to be out of high school by now, but the struggle with academics has me back with my original class. Each time I convince myself things can’t possibly get any worse, well, you can’t even imagine. ​ Peter has graduated and is now the school’s chief of security. The head... Continue Reading →

ENTER DARKNESS

https://youtu.be/dm_S_-zV-1E     “Who am I?”  I am an independent, self-published teller of tales. I am an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you to visit my website, ShortStoryScribe.com and/or Amazon Author Page, if you are so inclined please purchase a copy and... Continue Reading →

Short Story Scibe

https://youtu.be/cuuH4HZ1X44 “Who am I?”  The Damaged and Broken Collection I am an independent, self-published teller of tales. I am currently an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you to visit my website, ShortStoryScribe.com and/or Amazon Author Page, if you are so inclined please purchase... Continue Reading →

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