At present my writings live at Stealing Commas.
I usually write in fiction fragments. Sometimes a single scene, sometimes less. That . . . doesn't leave me with a lot of stories that have beginnings, middles, and ends. Sometimes I write the fragment and move on. Sometimes I keep returning to the story or its universe, but traditional narrative form is something that's seldom attained simply because it takes a lot of fragments to make one whole story.
My fragments tend to fall into (oversimplifying here) three categories:
- Entirely original work. This is exactly what it sounds like.
- Serious parody. People tend to forget this exists outside of lawsuits and that's a real shame. There are so many stories that you can look at and see the other stories within them, and told right those other stories, in themselves, represent a commentary on the original that can be anything from scathing to laudatory. They don't have to take the form of pointing and laughing.
- (Hopefully) funny parody. This is the parody people remember outside of court and watch on SNL. It may have deep and meaningful points to make, but even then it's in a jocular form.
Then there are the pictures. My mind is very non-visual. I don't even think there are words to describe what I "see" in my mind's eye because I could not produce an actual image to save my life. So I take pictures. Lots of pictures. All the time. Sometimes I digitally play with them. Sometimes I share them as is.
It has been a very long time since I've made a puzzle, and the reason is simply that I don't have the money. But I have made them, and I'd like to again. When Erno Rubik made his cube he set off a slow revolution of puzzle design, and now that it's reached its golden age . . . I can't afford to do anything. I'd like to change that. The mouthful that was the fully functional extended cuboctahedron shouldn't be my last puzzle. At least I don't think so.