Tag: Storytelling

One last chance to make it real

It’s 2023, the year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of OtherSpace MUSH. It’s astonishing to think about how much the world has changed since the story began, but try this on for size. Back then: We didn’t have smartphones. Netflix was just starting out as a service shipping DVDs by mail. Blockbuster still had about…


[SLACK ROLEPLAYING LOG] Chilling Effect #amwriting #storytelling #otherspace

A Nall shuttle delivers Colclough and the two Demarians to the surface of the planet Odari – homeworld of the merchant-minded Odarites. The weather is chilly on the landing pad, just below freezing Fahrenheit in what amounts to a balmy summer day in the city of Ikikir. “I usually pack better than this,” the CIS…


Bucket Dipper #parenting #storytelling

My son, who turns six in May, didn’t want to keep working on his dictation assignment for kindergarten. The task called for me to read a short sentence, which he would then write on the paper. He’d had a decent day at school – even completed his in-class work – but it was late afternoon…


Telecommuter’s Lament #amwriting #storytelling #struggles

Working at home works great for work. Not so much for creativity. About a year ago, my supervisor asked if I wouldn’t mind giving up my cubicle on the fourth floor of an office park building about 30 minutes from home. I didn’t put up any kind of fight. I packed my laptop and an…