the space between: chapter two

Read Chapter One The Compass Bar was a perfect square.  At the center of the space, there was a circular bar and along each of the walls were booth seats.  No freestanding tables or chairs.  On nights when it was busy, customers either crowded up to the bar, made friends and shared one of the…

the space between: chapter one

Seth pressed his hand against the scanner and looked up at the penny-sized camera lens installed above his front door.  In a few seconds, the heavy steel door whispered open, and once the sensors in the floor registered that he had crossed the threshold, the door swiftly closed behind him.  He climbed a single flight…

review: cursed city

Cursed City by William Massa (2016) Do you ever get into reading slumps?  You know, those periods when you search and search for something to read (even though you have tons of books already on your bookshelf just waiting for your attention) but nothing ever really sparks your interest? When you read sample after sample…

ROW80 Check-In – 3.6: Week In Review

Here’s my week in review… Write 7000 words each week.  2000/7000.  Last week I finished the prequel novella I’ve been working on since early July.  The first two chapters will be posting to my blog this week.  I have some revising to do to later chapters, but it’s in a place where I can be…

ROW80 Check-In – 3.5: Turn It Off

  I struggle to turn off my mind, and I know I’m not alone in this.  Thus, today’s image is a reminder for me and for you.  Take a few minutes to enjoy the natural beauty of the world.  Slow down, reset, let go of what no longer serves you or brings you joy.  Turn…