#Fridayfictioneers: Black House

PHOTO PROMPT – © ceayr

“Doesn’t that mean ‘Black House’?”


“It’s beige.”

“Maybe it means the mold,” Pierce said, kicking a rock.  “I don’t know who named it.  How long we gonna wait here?”

“Until he comes out,” Karen said.  “Dude has my lighter. I want it back.”

“You serious?” Pierce said.  “We’re stalking a celebrity over a lighter.”

“That and he’s gonna marry me,” she said.



“No. We’re leaving.” He grabbed her hand.

The knife came out, pointed at his crotch.

“‘Kay.” He backed off.  “We wait.”

Hopefully the gendarmerie had taken his call seriously. She got like this sometimes.

Word Count: 99

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog hop hosted by Rochelle. She posts a photo prompt then challenges readers to write a 100 word story inspired by the prompt. It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try! Check here for the info then write your story and post it, link up and enjoy the other stories!

Okay, enough of that

LMS Business Card Front 2.jpgLMS Business Card Back 2.jpg

Those are the cards, and I’m done screwing around with it.  I lost my mind for a bit last night when I realized that the font I was using was the font from The Office, and several hours of searching for and downloading different fonts didn’t produce anything that I was 1) equally happy with and 2) equally legible and readable, so I just went with bolding everything to remove the Office-ness of it and now I’m moving on with my life.  The point of these cards is to give them to people at cons who might be useful at some point in the future, and by the time I hand them a card, the way things have been going at these cons, I’ve already been talking to these people for several minutes and I’m fairly certain they’re going to remember me.  If not, hey!  There’s my face.  So they need to be legible, say “word-dude” somehow, if they don’t say it literally, and have my contact information.  A bit of a science fiction flare won’t hurt either.  So, there.  Done.

(Luther@prostetnic.com is my new real email address now, by the way.  The old gmail account isn’t dead; I’ll leave it open for quite a bit longer to make sure I catch anything that people are still sending to it, but if you’ve ever emailed me for any reason, do me a favor and change your contacts, and if you email me at the old address my response will come from the new one.)

The funny thing is I’m still happier with how my dad’s cards turned out than mine, but whatever.

The next project: I’m probably not going to work on this today, but my Bruce Banner side is getting a digital resume.  One of the annoying things about sending paper resumes to people is that, even with a cover letter, it’s difficult to get the hey I’m actually pretty decent at a whole lot of damn stuff idea across, and if I put together a little WordPress site for myself at myrealname.com it’ll give me a lot more breathing room for what I actually want to let people know about me.  That’s not today’s project, I don’t think, because I need to put some thought into exactly how I want it built and what I want on there, but it’s coming.  Then drop it into the paper resume and onto LinkedIn see if it gets any traffic.

Oh, and there’s that book to worry about, too.

Busy day coming.  What are you working on today?

Can’t stop won’t stop

Because once you get on a roll making business cards…


Sooner or later, I’ll, like, write fiction words or something, maybe.


That email’s real and works and everything, by the way.  And the font is American Typewriter, not Courier.  It looks way different shut up.  LMS Business Card Front 2.jpgLMS Business Card Back 2


I am in a technology rabbit hole involving cloud syncing, overcomplicated, computer-generated passwords, and Google nonsense.  Also my email address may be changing.  Also I may be in a foul mood for the remainder of the day.  Also technology is stupid, especially technology that doesn’t cooperate by, say, syncing across computers like it’s supposed to.

Also I have an eye appointment this afternoon and am expecting to spend a chunk of the afternoon blind.

I’ll let y’all know when I come up for air, but hang a “HERE BE MONSTERS” sign on the blog for a bit.