Vacation Photos

It’s that time of the year again: I’ve been to Croatia, and I’m back. Back to work, back to fencing, and back to (irregular) blogging.

Without further ado, here are some pictures.

Enjoy!

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A bit cloudy, but still nice
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Sunset is coming…
This is a rare pumpkin-olive tree
This is a rare pumpkin-olive tree

 

Sea is always beautiful.
Sea is always beautiful.
Some pretty local flowers
Some pretty local flowers
They may look like apricots, but they're actually peaches. And they're tasty.
They may look like apricots, but they’re actually peaches. And they’re tasty.

 

Defeating a dangerous enemy
Defeating a dangerous enemy
This is Šaki. He's friendly even to the postman.
This is Šaki. He’s friendly even to the postman.

Spider Romance!

spiderDoes “spider romance” sound weird to you?

Or like something you might want to experiment with?

Anyway, a friend of mine and a fellow author, Ivan Zoric, spread the word about a spider romance microfiction contest. And, I got an idea. I’m not usually one for writing romance, so this one turned out to be unusual (or, maybe, not so unusual for a website called The New Bizarro Author Series). I liked it, I submitted it, and now you can read my short short story (453 words) It’s Okay (click on the link, and you will find not only my story, but a bunch of others, too, as well as a spider romance haiku). If you like what you see, you can also check out the submissions from the previous weeks: week one, week two, and week three (that’s where Ivan’s story, Fade to Black, is). Romance (obviously), horror, sci-fi, occult, mythological, bizarro, coming of age, humor, a dark fairy tale… Whatever your preferred genre is, the chances are, you’ll find something you like among the stories.

Enjoy!

Friday Fun: Snapchat-Instagram Silliness

What do you do with Instagram and Snapchat? Why, play with them, of course!

So, I’ve been playing with Snapchat Lenses, and then posting the results on Instagram.

In other words, I’ve made more selfies in the last two days than… Well, I’ve only made one selfie before, and that’s when I said that I was a half-blonde, and someone needed a clarification, so I took a selfie, and called it something like “mandatory crappy cell phone bathroom pic” (tells you what I think about it, doesn’t it?). But, hey, Snapchat Lenses made taking selfies fun, and who doesn’t like fun?

Here are some examples of what I did; you can find the rest here.

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