“You know boy, don’t think I didn’t see you in that newspaper, Mr. Big Shot! You think cause you saved some kids you can just break all my rules? Are you out your damned mind! Get in here!” Terry shouted as he grabbed the back of Phillip’s neck and pushed him into the kitchen.
Author Archives: Matthew Ballantyne
Novel Sneak Peek: Escape Tacoma
Here’s a sneak peak of a scene from one of my novels Escape Tacoma. It’s a title I’ve been piecing along for the past few years, where post-apocalyptic themes are fused with modern emotional outbursts.
Friday Night Fiction: Google Maps
WHOA! That person just threw up! That’s awful! Gotta watch that drinking buddy! What a clown show!
Review: Chasing Heroin – Revisited
That fact makes clear that there was timing involved in this project, and that Frontline plays a direct role. There was nothing objective about Chasing Heroin whatsoever.
What I’m Thinking About: All This Turmoil
Writers develop a unique understanding of words, emotions, and ideas. Everyone learns a wide spattering of words and their meanings. But writers usually find themselves when they go beyond those meanings, and find the meaningful connections between words. Some words form greater connections with others. Some words have limited connections they can make. But usuallyContinue reading “What I’m Thinking About: All This Turmoil”
Men’s Reading List, Part Two
As a man, this is an invaluable skill that you need to succeed in both your professional and personal life.
Short Story: Time Marches On
Swell, the pep talk ends with the realization that we create lifestyles we can’t afford, ever. People would be better suited to buy a residence, and sink any money they get into that, never buy a car, maintain a spartan wardrobe, and never splurge beyond that until the home is paid off.
Men’s Reading List, Part One
Distraction does play a role in a man’s ability to get somewhere he wasn’t before. The key is to find those distractions that are worthy investment of that precious resource.
Short Story: Beauty is a Fading Flower
As we get older, we still think we’re in control. If we get too angry one day, we can file for divorce and break them mentally, emotionally, and financially. We can flaunt other men in their face, while we fight over the house, we can continue to emasculate them like we have always done, to fit our comfort. Because we can never be comfortable with the confident man that found us staying that way. We need to defeat him so we can continue to avoid what’s truly ailing us.
Short Story: In a Flash
The chauffeur of an actress sought me out when I was up to my elbows in carnitas, after a very long day of shooting.