This is a piece that has been published by Yellowmama in Kansas.
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Jason is transitioning, but he’s not transitioning how I had expected him to. He wandered the Mojave desert, alone with the sand, sun, sky, and stars, until he is waylaid by three desert rats who steal most of his belongings and leave him half-buried in the desert sand.
Author’s note: This is restructured version of the original
. I had a few comments which made sense to me so I have restructured it to suit. It’s essentially the same content, just rearranged a bit.
For 4 days, we had sailed under a fair sky, with a kind breeze…
About six weeks ago, a number of writers on Medium were lamenting the lack of publications that focus only on Fiction. That’s why The Fiction Factory was born.
I added some of my own stories and have been trying to attract other fiction writers to join. So far, I have succeeded in attracting two! All the complaints about a lack of fiction publications have resulted in very little action. I am sure that this is due largely to my inexperience in promoting the pub, and I am trying to get better at it.
If you are a fiction writer, have a look at what we are doing, and please consider joining our group of writers so that we can get this moving. I am personally very proud of the name, as it says exactly what it is designed to do.
Please give us a try.
Well, I was born to the song of the tradewinds,
Lived my life in the sun.
Nobody here drinks sasparilla — all they drink is rum.
I’m a late-night country singer, guess it’s in my soul
Calypso beat is all I hear — its rhythms leave me cold.
The Bends — Decompression sickness, also called barotrauma, refers to injuries caused by a rapid decrease in the pressure of air or water surrounding you. It occurs most commonly in scuba or deep-sea divers, although it also can occur during high-altitude or unpressurized air travel
Part 1 — Key West
That night the moon rose just before full dark. We met on the beach, each with a neutrally coloured blanket and a small flashlight and strolled nonchalantly south as it grew steadily darker on our right and steadily brighter to the east over the sea. Ten minutes’ walk put us…