The Old Soldier has done enough celebrating because of his new-found financial stability built on Social Security, a pension from Giant Eagle and a new pension from the Veterans Administration. Now it’s time to live within a budget and to get back to a productive blogging routine.
How’s everyone doing?
It’s around 9:30 AM in Pittsburgh. I’m making out checks for bills, balancing my check book, drinking a few beers and blogging. Don’t worry. The Old Soldier has everything under control.
The high will be in the 40s today in Pittsburgh. And right now there is plenty of sunshine pouring through my windows. I’m going to go for a nice walk down to the public library near the campus of the University of Pittsburgh and renew two books, one book on the life of Otto von Bismarck and the other on Hunter S. Thompson. Then I’ll come back to do some serious blogging.
A couple of days ago, the Old Soldier finally got the monkey off his back for a month or two. I wrote a completely new flash fiction short story and stuck it to the Front Page of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. I’ve been tinkering with the story for the past two days; but I think it is now in its final form. If you read an earlier version, go back and read it now. It is definitely a better story.
The story is not for everyone. It contains explicit sex; but it is an excellent example of Compressionism, the “show don’t tell” method of writing that uses words to paint a picture that tells a story. If you are not on the Front Page go to the Front Page and check it out.
The title is, “The $2,000 Payday”.
- The Home Of Erotic Flash Fiction (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- Veterans Benefits: News About Military Pensions (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)