Friday, November 1, 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013

This weeks Wendig Challenge was the easiest one yet. I was done hours before I knew what it was.

Here is the working title and first (roughly) 1667 words of what will probably be the fourth or fifth story in the Raymond Jaye series.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wendig Challenge: Cold Reads and Hot Leeds (part 1)

This time it's a story involving a psychic power. Hopefully something will come along that fits part two.

Cold Reads and Hot Leeds (part 1)

“Are you Jimmy Leeds?” The voice caught him off guard, but he looked up and nodded.

The woman in the doorway might have been a hallucination if not for the fact that she had a small automatic pistol in one hand. Apart from the gun, she wore a gray skirt that hung past her knees, a white blouse with a gray jacket, small gray gloves, and a gray hat with a sheer veil that barely covered her eyes.

“Can I help you… miss?” It was as much an honorific as it was a desired outcome should she fire.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Chuck Wendig's Flash Fiction Challenge: Motif

This time, the game was to pick a random motif, setting, and sub-genre from a list of ten each. I was stuck for a while, then I remembered a dream I had long ago. I twisted it a bit, and this is the result.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rifles: Semi and Fully Automatic

Now we come to the “cool” ones. The rifles that actions heroes have been using to sow destruction for over 50 years now. Let’s define some things.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Rifles: Bolt Action

This is probably the most common style of rifle in the sporting world. They can be chambered in any caliber from .22 long rifle, to .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun).

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rifles: Double Rifles

Double Rifles were made in Europe, mainly England, for use in Africa in the late 1800’s. They had the same metal casings, but used black powder or a mix of black and smokeless. These latter versions were the “Express” calibers. The .577 Nitro used black powder only, the .577 Nitro Express used a mix.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rifles: Rolling Block and Falling Block

The word Rifle can refer to many different types, from the long barreled muzzle loading flintlocks*, to the classic lever action cowboy gun, to the modern hunting rifle, and even the short barreled bullpup assault rifle. The one thing they must all have is a rifled barrel.