Mina vs. The Curse of Knowing (Read or Listen)

Mina vs. The Curse of Knowing Everyone in class claimed she was actually psychic.I didn't know her at all, until we got paired up for an assignment in physics class.Mina* was the quiet girl in our small town school. But she had these eyes that bore into the back of your head so you felt it.  [...]

The Thing About Star Wars

I always had my reasons for choosing Trek over Wars, in the never-ending game of which is better. In my mind, it wasn't even close. Picard. Crusher. Guinan. A never-ending Trek through the galaxy. New discoveries, and enemies, and challenges, and species at every turn. The Borg. Still one of the greatest villainous forces of [...]

Shape of the Future.

© 2019 Armstrong Watts. All Rights Reserved. The tentacles of poverty and trauma attempt to reach out, stretching themselves forward in time, to bore into the minds, hearts, and spirits of every passing generation. They want the stings of stolen dreams, failure, pain, shame, abuse, injustices never righted, to transmit forever forward and live on. [...]

On Losing A Friend

It's coming up on the anniversary of one of my best friends passing away from  ...probably the most cowardly way I can say it is depression. The other word feels too violent.  But more honest. I am suspicious of the idea that anyone takes their own life, except in cases of oncoming debilitating physical conditions. [...]

Morrow and Krista.

"If you're depressed, or hurt, or something, we can deal with it. But nobody wants a girl who's just like a b--" "Like a what?" "Who's just like angry at everybody." -- "I'm saying if you are hurting, that's one thing." "You loved me when I had an eating disorder." "Of course." "But you can't [...]

Sharon

"It started with some guy hacking into my best friend's phone after a bad break up. No, it wasn't their break up. She broke up with Adam. And this guy thought she should be dating him next." "But how did you learn?" "Anger and time." "Where is he now?" "He's not anywhere. Here's the first [...]

To. the. Ground.

"To. The. Ground." "A group of arsonists is said to be behind the fires at the Holloman complex and the Latimore storage facility. The police remain tight lipped about the motive and specific identities of the suspects.  This comes days after the shut down of the last facility left in Minneapolis." Character Explorations © Armstrong [...]

Jace. & Wallace (The Bar Conf.)

You hit me. You. hit. me. If  you hit that guy right now, that would be a crime. Even if you were having a bad day. Even if you were frustrated. Even if you had some kind of responsibility for him and called it discipline. It'd be illegal to hit him, because you're frustrated, or [...]

Entry #17: Impressions

Everybody gets a certain impression. Eventually, you get a feel for the impressions that people typically get of you. And you start to trust the impressions you first get of people. Loving, or wise, or stern, or distant, or kind, or curious, or what have you. Everybody gets a certain impression. And then it's like [...]