oyster50: Blog


July 28, 2017
Posted at 3:35 pm

Just submitted a chapter of Lena for posting.

Yes, I know - out of sequence.

Well, friends, it's been a bad week, right up to the point that I got a bit of food poisoning from a bad crouton somewhere. The Lena chapter was ready, so here it is. I hope to resume a more regular schedule of posting, that is, of course, contingent on Dorable's dimpled butt showing up to help.


July 23, 2017
Posted at 2:53 pm

Just like the old song...

Lots of work issues and domestic issues have kept the muse a bit nervous and flighty, and the chapter of Lena that I posted today is two weeks old because it got lost between me and my editor, but here it is, and with a little respite from external distractions I should resume a more satisfactory posting schedule.

Satisfactory? Darned straight. I write these things because **I** want to see what happens next, too, you know.

As always, encouraging letters are helpful. And don't forget, if you want to hit my old email, you can do oyster1950@gmail.com.

Storm survivor...

June 22, 2017
Posted at 9:24 am

I appear to have survived Tropical Storm Cindy.

Yawnnnnn! We MIGHT have gotten a wind gust or two that broke forty miles an hour. According to the weather map, we've gotten 0.36″ of rain. The power stayed on all night.

The local TV station has been full apocalypse over this, having an opportunity to step away from their reporting of new flowerbeds at taxpayer expense.

The reality is that the weather has been the equivalent of a mediocre winter storm, nothing more.

To the readers who emailed and messaged me about my status, thank you for your concern. I appreciate it.

Cindy. And other storms.

June 20, 2017
Posted at 9:33 pm

It is with some humor that I note that Tropical Storm Cindy is slated to wander ashore in the wee hours of Thursday morning just a few miles east of here.

Fear not I've sat in THIS exact location when Hurricane Ike took a similar path and we had 80+ MPH winds here.

New Feedback System on SOL

June 3, 2017
Posted at 9:37 am

Because I don't pay a lot of attention, this one snuck (that's the past tense of 'sneak') up on me.

There's a new feedback system going into effect today. Instead of your comments on my stories going out to my Gmail address where they show up in an external email program, they will stay here on the SOL site.

I hope it works well. Reading and replying to comments is a big pleasure that keeps me writing.

However, if you want to contact me outside SOL, then my Gmail address is still oyster1950@gmail.com. Please feel free to use this as often as you like.