February 29, 2012

In the company of greatness

I have this friend, I think I've mentioned her before.

She's a writer, one of those ones with the grit, determination, drive and talent the rest of us, even those of us who occasionally pull paid gigs, want to possess. (Actually, she inspires me to work harder, and smarter, on my own work. ThankyouLisa.) Some of you, whether on your own or launched from here, are familiar with her musings at Seeking Elevation. Maybe you've even joined her challenges at Trifecta.

One of Lisa's stories has been published for real, and it is her usual mix of dreamy metaphors and stark realities. (At least that's how I read 'em.) So ... Woot! to Lisa. Anyone who puts as much work into their craft as you to shape such yummy tales deserves a whole lotta love. And fan mail. Gobs of fan mail.

Find Lisa's story, Black, at Eclat Fiction, on page 27.

Congratulations again, Lisa. I'm thrilled to consider you my friend.

February 28, 2012

(almost) wordless wednesday

One of my favourite online photographers, Thoroughly Modern Medusa (I have quite a few, list to follow soon) posted this beautiful piece of animation today. It is set in one of the world's best bookstores, where the right book will find you.

Warning: lovely skeleton sex scene. Not to be missed.

Spike Jonze: Mourir Aupr├Ęs de Toi on Nowness.com.

February 26, 2012

Trifextra -- Weekend Five

I'm back! After a brief and very necessary hiatus, I've recovered and am in top shape. Okay, maybe middling -- why aim too high?! Regardless I've once again pleasantly surprised myself.

This week's Trifextra challenge was to write a story in 33 words to match the picture I've posted below. Give it a go! Come play with us, and link up when you do ...

Credit: Meghan McCabe

“See that little hole there?”
“Uh huh.”
“That’s where I hid it. I swear that’s where I put the diamond, right in that hinge.”
“Well it isn’t there now. So? Who found it?”