Archive for March, 2010

Damn spellchecker

Posted in humor, Odds on March 27, 2010 by oneoveralpha

There’s a party committee where I work. The other day they sent out a survey to get some ideas for a barbecue they’re planning to hold in a few months. This was one of the questions:

If it is decided that the barbecue will be off site, [the company] will be able to pay for the employee and one guest; would you be willing to pay between $16 – $28 for any additional quests?

So, it’s free for me and a guest to go on a barbecue quest?


Genocidal Conundrum

Posted in Odds, Writing on March 23, 2010 by oneoveralpha

One of these days, I need to get some business cards made. They’ll read “Stephen L. Thompson – Professional Dreamer and Destroyer of Worlds.” The Professional Dreamer part is because I feel deep down writers are dreamers who, hopefully, get paid for their dreams. (But will I have to wait until I’m a professional writer to be a “professional” dreamer?) The Destroyer of Worlds comes from the fact, not to brag, that with my bare hands I’ve driven humanity to extinction – twice. At least twice. That’s where the conundrum comes in. In one of the stories I’m working on, a character from the distant future casually remarks that these aliens will exterminate humanity a few thousand years from now. Does that count? Can I now say that with my bare hands I’ve driven humanity to extinction – thrice? (Actually, because of other stories, the number would be higher.) Do I have to write a story with the details of how humanity becomes extinct for my genocide to count, or can it just be mentioned in passing?

In case you’re wondering, I don’t always lay waste to the species. In some stories I only kill a billion or so. 😛

A bone to pick with Mrs. Paul

Posted in Odds on March 23, 2010 by oneoveralpha

I bought some Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks today.

Do you see the upper left corner? The “New! Crunchier Taste” part? Crunchier … taste? When I think of taste, I think of sweet, sour, spicy, etc. I’ve never thought of “crunchy” as a taste. It’s a texture thing. No wonder the kids today don’t understand the English language.

Working Cover

Posted in Books, Stories, Writing on March 3, 2010 by oneoveralpha

Here’s the working cover of my book A Man of Few Words. I still want to muck around with the colors and fonts.

February Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter, Website, Writing on March 1, 2010 by oneoveralpha

See what I did in February:

It wasn’t much, but every little bit helps.

Flash Fiction Magazine

Daily Flash Fiction Stories

Defusing Chaos

Because chaos doesn't sort itself out.

Something For Everyone's Needs

Mr, Mr.

Travel wildly. Dream deeply. live daringly.

Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Best Differential Diagnosis Book

Stop. Focus. Over.

Silence is violence.

David Gaughran

Let's Get Digital


A site devoted to the Young Adult sci-fi/fantasy novel The Eye-Dancers


Author of New Adult and Contemporary Writing

The Evolution of Eloquence

Improving the English language one letter at a time

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Twenty Somethings

Stories, poems, and things about things.

Read it to absorb my awesomeness

And you will become...awesome

Daily (w)rite

Author Site for Damyanti Biswas


Custom stories, handcrafted in micro batches

On the Homefront

Reflections on life: the funny, poignant, serious and quirky