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Trouble

Wrote this one when I was about 16 . . . And it shows.

Harvest

2. Harvest

Beginnings

1. The Caravan

Spam in RSS Feed?

Hello All,

Been a while since I've been on and commented. I apologize. Consumed with wedding planning at the moment.

Strange spam entries keep popping up in the RSS feed from Oort-Cloud. When I click on said spam comment (linked from the feed), the spam isn't on the Oort-Cloud site proper. Anyone else notice this problem? I know spam bots can be exceptionally Insidious. I had to disable comments on my Nucleus-powered blog because it kept getting hit by spam bots.

-Dustin

A Simple Procedure: Revised

I finally got around to revising a few of my stories. I posted this one a while ago, but thanks to your great critiques, it's much better now. I've sent it off for (hopefully) publication.

Thanks!

Vonnegut's Rules

Vonnegut's rules for writing short fiction, lifted from BoingBoing.net, lifted from his book Bagombo Snuff Box:

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things -- reveal character or advance the action.*

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

Paid in Full

Paid in Full
By Dustin Driver

A Simple Procedure

More micro fiction. Enjoy.

A Simple Procedure
By Dustin Driver
If you distribute, let them know I wrote it.

Downstream

This is a piece of micro fiction. Enjoy.

Downstream
by Dustin Driver

“Are you OK?” asks Olhado.

“Sure.”

His silhouette dances against the glare of the sun like a reflection in a funhouse mirror. The throbbing in my head is getting worse. I doubt I could stand if asked.

“You don’t look so good,” he replies.

“I’m fine, I’m just hot.”

Introductions

Hello everyone in the Oort Cloud!

I'm a nonfiction writer—a pseudo-journalist and, ahem, marketing copy writer. Yeah, I know, shameful. But it keeps me in good wine and organic produce, so what the hey. I write for Apple Computer, mostly. My work can be found on Apple's Pro site (apple.com/pro). It's Apple's online trade publication, sort of like Guitar Player for Mac users. I profile creative geniuses—FX wizards, musicians, photographers, filmmakers—who use Macs.

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