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Showing posts from December, 2006

Kids Questions for Santa

My kids are asking some interesting questions this year of the man in red... Syd's Questions (she's 7): Why do you wear a red suit? Why is Xmas day on the 25th Is Rudolph in good shape? How are the other reindeer? Is Rudolph still head of the team? Do you like to be Santa Claus? Does Rudolph talk? How did you get the name Kris Kringle? How did you become Santa? Is Meister Burger real? Is it chilly out there? Ju's Questions (she's 9) Why did you choose to be Santa? When did you start? How did you find Rudolph? Is it cold up there? Do you need special coats, like the red one? I wonder what his answers will be?

Very Short Stories

It's time to go the other direction. Following on my Nano writing experience of writing a 50,000 novel in 30 days, I've added my 6 cents to a concept from Wired Magazine. They did a terrific piece called " Very Short Stories " where they had 33 writers and 5 designers each write a 6-word science fiction story. Before I show you mine, here are some of my favorites from the piece: Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket. - William Shatner With bloody hands, I say good-bye. - Frank Miller I’m your future, child. Don’t cry. - Stephen Baxter My very short story came to me as I was flying back from a conference in Atlanta and was looking out the window. I saw millions of tiny lights and started thinking that any one of those lights were the bedroom light of someone just like me, putting down their book and turning off their light. I'm no Shatner, but here goes: "One twinkling light of the billions." You can read them all on