A thriller novel in 1600 words

Here is a novel I wrote in 1600 words. It's a 'page turner'! Prologue In a dark warehouse a Helpless Woman limps away from a shadowy figure. “Help! Help!” she cries, but no one is there to help her. The figure holds a gleaming blade in a red-gloved hand. “No!” cries the woman. Blood splashes …

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Action scenes: blegh

I hate writing them, and dislike reading them mostly, unless something is being revealed either about the story, or about the characters. Otherwise, whether it's 'exciting' or not, it's just getting in the way of my need to find out what happens next. So, consequently, I try to make my action scenes either end as …

In the Water: old stories by me

It's been a long time since I wrote this. I feel like it has been ages and like I haven't been doing much since, even though I know I have. Time is weird like that. Well, it's free again, so I hope some new people will read it, and possibly even comment what you think …

Circle (2015)

This is a very low budget movie, and very interesting concept. Like Twelve Angry Men or The Man from Earth, this movie takes place in a single few hours in a single room with the same characters. The difference being, in this one, it's life or death for everyone. Fifty or so people wake up in …

The Martian (2015)

Ridley Scott's The Martian is an accurate, thrilling survival story that for ONCE portrays scientists as normal human beings (even cool, likable ones!), instead of amoral villains, sociopaths, socially crippled nerds, or emotionless robots. Problem solving is the hero of this edge-of-your-seat thriller, and realism is king. I don't have degree in any of the …

Gravity

I watched this thrilling sci fi movie while on a plane over the ocean, and the turbulence really added to the tense feel of it. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts working on repairing the Hubble telescope, when an accident sends them into a dire situation. There is a kind of deep, uneasy fear …

Nightcrawler

I watched this drama / thriller featuring Jake Gyllenhaal a couple weeks ago, but haven't posted about it yet cause I've been traveling back and forth over the pacific ocean. In this movie, Jake plays an out of work sociopath who starts out stealing chain link fences to sell for scrap metal, then finds his …