November 13, 2012 in Project XYZ, Wordsmoker Publishing
To celebrate National Write A Novel Month, this is the fourth chapter in a series co-written by misslinda and Chillbear Latrigue. To read the previous chapters, click here, here, and here. © 2012 misslinda and Chillbear Latrigue.
It’s a short, fixed ten-foot ladder that should have been thirteen. Whomever designed it probably never envisioned someone trying to haul forty pounds of gear up to the hide. They also didn’t give much thought to the fact that a wrought iron stand with a bunch of drainage holes isn’t exactly the best platform for a desert operation sniper. Sure, it could rain, but lying in a puddle of water didn’t seem half as bad as frying like an egg on a cast iron skillet. Read the rest of this entry →
September 29, 2012 in Fiction, Project XYZ
This is the third chapter in a series co-written by misslinda and Chillbear Latrigue. To read the previous chapters, click here and here. © 2012 misslinda and Chillbear Latrigue.
As soon as Anita got home, she changed her clothes and brushed her teeth. Charlie would be home soon, and he could smell cigarette smoke from a mile away. She grabbed the ends of her long black hair and breathed in the scent. “Fuck it,” she said. “Once he hears about the Ys, he’ll want a smoke himself.” She was supposed to have quit, but she still snuck a few on particularly hard days. Today was definitely one of those days. Read the rest of this entry →
September 23, 2012 in Fiction, Project XYZ, Wordsmoker Publishing
This is the second chapter in a series co-written by misslinda and Chillbear Latrigue. To read the first chapter, click here. © 2012 misslinda and Chillbear Latrigue.
Nick Moore dragged a one hundred pound bag of feed to the trough. He had another four hours until the Y-Workers returned to the warehouse, but the slurry needed time to thicken. When the feed didn’t sit long enough, it ran right through them. Nick learned this the hard way and never made that mistake again. Read the rest of this entry →
September 21, 2012 in Fiction, Project XYZ, Wordsmoker Publishing
In 2011, misslinda and Chillbear Latrigue began collaborating on a novel. Their goal was to have it finished by the summer of 2012, turned into a screenplay by the winter, and optioned for a big budget film by the following spring. What they found was that writing is hard and time-consuming, and inspiration waxes and wanes. In an effort to jump-start productivity, they have decided to dust off the first few chapters and publish them on Wordsmoker. They seek your feedback and encouragement. Oh, and Chillbear would like to add that he also seeks your praise. And I would be remiss if I didn’t add © 2012 misslinda and Chillbear Latrigue.
When Anita closed her eyes, she saw a pulsing white light. When she opened them again, the light was still there. The fluorescent bulb was about to go. It was the last one, providing the only artificial light in the classroom. After that, the room would have to be lit by the hot New Mexico sun. Read the rest of this entry →
August 23, 2012 in Fameballs, Recaps, television
Blerg. I wasn’t going to watch this again, but since my new best friend Maggie replied to my tweet (Hey girlfriend!), I feel obligated to see this through to the bitter end. That means here we are again, ready for our blood pressure to rise at the very idea of girls of privileged means being forced to work *gasp* WORK! for no money and even less respect.
Also, there has been an incident with a real live intern and I think that it can be a teachable moment for young people. Let’s start with the real intern issues before moving onto the fake reality television intern issues. Read the rest of this entry →
August 15, 2012 in Fameballs, Recaps, television
Welcome to the first episode of The Real Housewives of New York, Junior Edition. It’s just like the regular Housewives, only with 97% less life experience and a splatter of paint. The show follows the careers of [counts them] six or seven young women who are working very, very exhaustively hard to make it in the cutthroat art world. No, they’re not artists. They’re gallery girls. What is a gallery girl? Apparently it is a recent college graduate who procures an internship at an art gallery while her parents foot the bill for her frivolous lifestyle. Or, as one girl puts it, “You work for free until somebody one day says we’ll give you a job.” I’m only 30 seconds into the show and I already hate everyone on my television screen. Read the rest of this entry →
August 7, 2012 in Fameballs, Recaps, television
Well it was a long slog, but we’ve finally reached the finish line. Sadly, there are no gold medals waiting for us, just the sick, empty feeling of a fourth place finish and a Certificate of Participation. This was the very last episode of Miss Advised. Did our three lovely ladies find love? Or a reasonable facsimile? Well, duh. No, probably not. But that’s what makes it fun for us, the viewers. Read the rest of this entry →
July 31, 2012 in Recaps, television
So. What’d I miss? Oh, right. While I’ve been gallivanting around France shoveling foie gras into my pie-hole, there have been three riveting episodes of Miss Advised. Because I love you all with the burning passion of a thousand baby kittens, I watched every last one. My brain hurts, my eyes have ceased their incessant blinking, and I’m weeping for humanity. So here you go, the penultimate mega recap! For brevity’s sake and because she has been a complete bore, I skipped over Emily’s story. If you are devastated by this news, please seek counseling immediately. Read the rest of this entry →
July 10, 2012 in Fameballs, Recaps
Sigh. Here we are again, back for another round of punishment. In this week’s episode, the three ladies continue their quest for real love on a fake reality television program. Read the rest of this entry →