Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

MY FIRST PUBLICATION! "Adventuring", in Daily Science Fiction

YOU GUYS!  I got my first story really-truly published. Like, "they're sending me a check" published.

It's a very short (read: flash fiction) fantasy story, entitled "Adventuring", inspired by things like Tolkein and playing D&D. You can read it (and rate it!) on Daily Science Fiction.

There are no dogs in this story, however. Maybe the next one?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 8 is Dogfighting Awareness Day

Evidently, April 8 is Dogfighting Awareness Day. I didn't know/remember until I visited the Blogpaws site to get onto the blog hop for Wordless Wednesday.

I should think it goes without saying that dogfighting is a reprehensible act. But clearly it doesn't; there are many, many people out there who think it's perfectly acceptable. Who are culturally mired in it, caught up in it, don't give dogs a thought other than as equipment or a means to an end.

The ASPCA has a portion of their website dedicated to dogfighting awareness; FAQs, a tipline to call if you suspect dogfights in your area, and a form to fill out to send to the Department of Justice. If dogfighting makes you angry, makes you sick, take a couple minutes to have a look at those resources. Even that small thing might make a difference in some dogs' lives.