Nothing says love like spies, crime, prison, and death.
My type of Valentine’s day.
Babysitting the Hacker remains one of my most popular short stories. It’s one of the few times I’ve attempted humor, and I’m frankly surprised that it even worked. It’s been a year, and since then I’ve gotten requests to continue it. I never did because I liked the way it ended, and sequels are rarely as good as the first.
But here we are.
With a sequel.
For those of you who are new, babysitting the hacker’s premise is:
We have all these crime-fighting kids in books and movies, but really, how many eight year olds are going to be on the streets by themselves while working? It’s crazy. Someone has to babysit.
Lavender, a child genius, ended up on our doorstep. She was one of the best, even before training. But she was eight. Therefore, I, Chase, was tasked with the job of babysitting a scary-smart, little ninja of a girl. Things got a little crazy sometimes. Actually, a lot of times.
It’s almost Christmas!!!
Thus, the lovely “snow” falling on the webpage. But I’m avoiding a small thing:
I haven’t posted lately.
There’s many reasons for that, but a big reason I don’t post Stories in general is because the stories I write are a part of me. I have to be vulnerable to put these writings up to the scary internet. My stories can be attacked every time I put them up, and then I spiral into self doubt and negativity, and that’s always a fun place to be in. Continue reading
So, I saw a post similar to this on his instrument’s rad blog with Disney gifs. So go check that out. I was inspired to do the same, only with Pixar gifs. (Because Pixar is amazing, and shouldn’t be left out.)
When a story idea comes to you
I like making sarcastic posts. This is one of them.
Recall, if you can, to all the posts around the last week of December/ first week in January. If you can’t remember, I’ll tell you. There was lots of “Goodbye, 2016, you were an awful year.” And “Hello 2017! I have resolutions and goals and you’re going to be an awesome year, not like 2016!” Do you remember now?
Yeah. I got a little sick of it too. After all, years are just a celebration of making it once around the sun. Like, YAY! We made it around again! I wasn’t too sure that we’d make it this time! And by the time 2018 rolls around (it’ll be here before you know it) everyone will hate 2017 and applaud 2018 just because.
So I got thinking. (Always a dangerous business.) Continue reading
Writers and their weird poses and positions. This is a widely used guide by all writers about the wheres, hows, and whens of writing places, poses, and times.
(Warning: This may be dangerous information for the beginning writer. If you like writing in one position, at one place, stay away. You stay just how you are. It’ll be better for your posture in the long run.) Continue reading
It’s been a while since we’ve had a round of writing prompts on here. I decided to branch out and do historical prompts. This place was getting bogged down with all the fantasy prompts.
Now, I don’t write historical. I tried to write a short story set in the Great Depression, but it turned into a miserable failure. (Actually, my seven year old brother read it over my shoulder while I typed it, and I asked him for help. The plot didn’t improve, so I’ll blame that story’s failure on him. But he liked the story.)
These historical fiction prompts are going to be something unique because–guess what– they all happened in history! (I know, historical fiction normally is set in history, but hear me out.)
These prompts were all in the newspaper and they caught my eye. These are real life prompts, taken from headlines and articles in newspapers a long time ago. Some are quite humorous, and I daresay you’ll like them whether you write historical or not. Continue reading
Let me say a scary word. GOALS.
Ah, goals. They’re shiny, impossible things that everyone wants to conquer, but they are kind of scary to because no one ever seems to complete them.
I have too many of them. And yet I add to the on-going list all. the. time.
Now, some people might say it’s good to make goals. People tend to make goals during New Years, but February rolls around, and everyone has quietly dropped those goals. (Except for the select few that actually keep those goals. In that case, good for you.)
Here’s the problem with goals. They tear me down. Continue reading
I’ve gotten tired of all the silly questions. (If you’re a homeschooler, you know what I mean.)
So from now on, anytime someone asks me one of these, I’m just going to point them to this helpful list. If you’re a non-homeschooler, do us a favor and read this list anyways so you don’t have to ask them yourselves. If you’re a homeschooler, well, I guess you’ll just feel with me. Continue reading
“Where did you learn to break into a lock? You’re eight years old!”
That, my friends, is a start of an epic story. We have all these crime-fighting kids in books and movies, but really, how many eight year olds are going to be on the streets by themselves while working? It’s crazy. Someone has to babysit.
So of course you’ll click the button, right? —->>> Continue reading
Bunnicula, authored by James and Deborah Howe, is the only book written for children that I read over and over again. Bunnicula is the only book that with talking animals as the characters that I like. Bunnicula is the only book where I laugh every time I read it. Bunnicula is the only book I’ve ever read that had the subject of vampires in it.
In my opinion, it’s a pretty awesome book, but don’t let the vampire references scare you. Continue reading