Saturday, April 22, 2017

Winner of the BLM New Mexico Photo Contest

This photo of the Cracked Eggs at the Bisti Badlands took first place in the Landscape category and first place overall in eight categories.

Cracked Eggs (Bisti Badlands, NM)

This photo of the King of Wings near the Bisti Badlands took second place in the Landscape category, although I thought it was better than the Cracked Eggs photo. Goes to show what I know.

The Kings of Wings (Near Bisti Badlands, NM)

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Fiction for 2017 "Frosty the Snowman Owes me Tuition"

(Sinister Snowman created by Rothmir on DeviantArt)
Two days before Christmas, my dad woke me up to tell me I needed to put on some clothes and meet him outside. I shuffled through the pile of dirty laundry and put on a shirt, Adidas running pants and sneakers. I grabbed my coat and beanie off the rack, looked at the red-haloed numbers of the clock, which read 1:05 AM then hurried up the stairs and outside. My dad stood with an officer on the porch, and in the distance I could make out the flashing lights of two cruisers, a Cadillac Escalade parked in the middle of the road, and my Green Ford Exploder, the Sherman Tank, planted over the curb, blocking the sidewalk, hood through a city fence and the front wheels lodged in a small snowdrift. I regretted not putting on socks as I zipped up my non-insulated parka and pulled my cotton beanie over my ears.