Posts Tagged ‘creative’


If you have ever attended a Pandora Promotions event in and around the Cincinnati area, chances are you have probably seen or have met Derpy Derpaceratops. That cute little stuffed Triceratops with the one droopy horn who has a wicked fashion sense! He has been brought to life by a few good friends of mine, and I look forward to seeing Derpy and friends every time I go to an event! (more…)

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Today’s publication is another flash fiction I wrote, this one had the challenge of being written like a classic quest tale. That meant that characters had to be very black and white, one dimensional, there had to be a clear and almost self-explanatory goal for the main character, and things had to pick up pretty quickly. I went with a Roman theme, as that seemed like the easiest setting to work with, and this story was the end result. So read after the break, and let me know what you think: (more…)

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Today’s publication is a flash fiction I wrote that required each sentence to start with the subsequent letter of the alphabet, while still being a coherent story with a plot that moved forward. It took several attempts to find a narrative that worked well within the confines of the challenge, but I feel i succeeded quite well. So, without further ado, here is The Alphabet of Abuse: (more…)

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It has been a while, but I’m going to cut to the chase, because you folks don’t want to hear about the excuses of the perpetually prone-to-deadline-missing author, you want content. And I’m here to give it to you, in a new weekly post set known as The Uncommon Publication. Every Friday, I’ll post up something I’ve been working on. This might be a finished draft I’ve edited from my archives, a brand new piece of work I construct that day, or anything in between. It could be poetry, an excerpt from a novel I’m failing to finish, or even a piece of flash fiction seeing the light of screen for the very first time. No genre is safe, no prose unexplored. So stay tuned, and to get your reader appetite wet, here is an exclusive pre-launch poetry posting!

ashes fell tenderly from the sky

a city forced against its will into slumber

just one simple push that’s all it took in the end

who knew the world was made of such fragile glass

in the streets we cheered for those responsible

seems a hero is a villain who’s on your side

the first was meant to be the last

but then the second came along

after all this kind of a war is simply

a game played by bored rich men

put on show for all to see

on the grandest of stages

you know what they say

bad things come in threes

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TETHER Issue 3 cover

“I do not share the stage!” -Maestro

At long last, I got my hands on TETHER issue/episode 3!

If you recall, issue 2 left us with yet another cliff hanger that had us asking all sorts of questions… Was the Lady in the desert connected ti the Artifact and Azazel? Who was the Master that she referred to? What power was she referring to? (more…)

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In Like a Lion

Blowing snow. Drifting snow. Snow that is recorded by the foot. A light dusting of snow. Snow and ice and arctic chill.

Still with me? Good. While I dream about leaving for someplace tropic and never coming back, here is a simple way to create snowmen using socks, stuffing and pipe cleaners.


I made these after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas. I used them to decorate my desk at work. Since the holidays are over, I took them all down. Now there is snow on the ground and in the forecast. The temperatures are verging on (and breaking) record lows all across the country.

I’m thinking that I may need to place these snowmen on a place of honor to appease the gods of snow and winter so that the icy grip of winter may be reduced down to a gentle handshake of winter. Should my offering not be enough, I beg you dear reader, to make your own snowman offering. If enough of us do something, Winter may become sated and decide to release us to spring a little early.


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episode number pic 26

On today’s show, we get a little more serious for a moment.

Today, we talk about bullying.

Not teasing, but all out bullying.

We are aware that this subject could be hard for some to listen to, so please listen at your own digression, but this was a subject that I’ve been wanting to write and talk about for some time.

If you are, or have been a victim of bullying, even as an adult in the work place (yes, it does happen, and yes, I have been a victim of that), please know that you are not alone, and you have people and resources that can help you.

If you need immediate help, please speak to someone… Anyone who will listen. If you want, I, the Uncommon Geek can be an ear. Feel free to email me at bossmonkey@uncommongeek.com Also, the number for the National Crisis hot line is 1-800-273-8255 and are available 24/7/365. I have it in my phone, just in case.

The Be a Star program.


The national Stop Bullying Campaign.


Today’s music is the song “A Night of Dizzy Spells” from Eric Skiff off his album “Resistor Anthems” Released under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Check out his music at http://ericskiff.com/music/ and, yes, as always, check out creativecommons.org for how CC Licenses can help you in your creative adventures!


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