I don’t write to be famous, I don’t write to be known, I write because I am and I want to be read. How sad to fill a room with paintings no one sees or play music no one hears. Writing is talking without sound, singing without score and dancing without movement and yet, it is all of them. It is a solitary art conjured from thought and expressed by the need to communicate.

HEAD SLAPS, SPEED BUMPS and LIGHTBULBS, one woman's WTF, oops and ah-ha moments of life.

They were published once, and as every writer knows, once is not enough.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Who done it?

We call ourselves the Inspired Writers, a small pack of word-whores who meet from time to time to learn, bitch and moan about the system but most of all to support each other. We met last night to read. 

We called our short stories ‘Killer Cocktails for the Soul’, sort of a twisted take on the whole chicken soup thing. We had to kill someone in 1000 words or less. It was a blast. I bumped off the UPS man, I mean why not, he didn’t look good in brown, does anyone? Doing him in wasn’t near as interesting as figuring out how to get rid of his big truck full of stuff. But I did it and was never caught. A husband was having an affair, then he wasn’t, but the writer killed him anyway, it was an accident, really it was. A biker-dude was murdered in a very nasty way and two kids blew up the umpire of their losing baseball game. One of the stories which was shared, not read, was the creepiest of all. The person the writer chose to kill, died shortly after she finished writing her short story; she’s burning sage.

We read the books, watch movies and see in the papers how some people end the lives of others. I must say we were creative.

Have you killed anyone...in print?


  1. Only with laughter or kindness. ;)

  2. Aw come on. You're in the perfect position to mix up a really tasty dish to take someone out. And you'd be so eloquent at the same time.

  3. Yes a little arsenic and old mace in a dish.

  4. Yes, I have, not in my first book but in the second. But it was more like an assisted suicide. The third book? (you know the one I just got that GREAT review on?? sigh.)

    anyway, lots of killing to be done there...lots of bodies will be laying around rotting and whatnot. thinking of ways to do people in is rather fun - the ideas ya'll came up with? Very creative.

    1. Bodies rotting, sounds yummy for a writer.