A Wake of Vultures

The other day, I was driving to work when I encountered a wake of vultures. Before you ask—no I did not know that a group of vultures feeding on a carcass is called a wake, while a group of vultures in flight is called a kettle. Instead, I thought, I wonder if a group of … Continue reading A Wake of Vultures

The “Trick” to Naming Characters

I need advice. I wrote the start of a very short story that takes place in a remote region of the world in the near future. I worry that the names I used don’t reveal enough about the characters. Anyone have opinions on the names I used for these folks? Here goes… The gathering promised … Continue reading The “Trick” to Naming Characters