TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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Featured Story Bestist Frend Jane
After his best and only friend's brutal death, a seven-year-old boy sets out across the country hell-bent on fulfilling her dream. Along the way, he must overcome his deficiencies—both real and imagined—to assuage his own pain and guilt.

Winner of the 2018 EPIC Contest!

Thanks to everyone for pushing me throughout the contest so I could actually finish something for a change—especially the other contestants who were both helpful and competitive. And thanks to BradinDvorak for help with CSS.

Recent Posts

Happy New Years! on 1/1/2021 10:25:27 AM

I guess the world didn't suddenly blow up in the last seconds before the new year. ...and even though I saw that it was January 1st, I had to double check that the year didn't reset just to further screw with me.

I guess my resolution is to keep up my daily writing and maybe publish a polished version of my new novel sometime this Summer.

How Do You Make Friends? on 10/15/2020 8:48:40 PM

Yes it is. Luckily, I have a dog that I can sic on almost anything. Lately, it's been imaginary squirrels and rabbits. He goes absolutely nuts at their very mention. One of these times, he's probably going to catch one and drop it in my lap to get even with me.

How Do You Make Friends? on 10/15/2020 8:44:05 PM

Oh, sorry. Forgot to add something to my post:
Hope you're doing well, too. 

How Do You Make Friends? on 10/15/2020 8:40:05 PM

Is it? I guess I could've gone off on a friend vs. acquaintance tangent, but I thought I'd try to be helpful.

And not too awfully bad, thanks. ...other than the mind-numbing boredom of countless hours catching up on decades of TV shows and movies that I'd neglected over the decades.

How Do You Make Friends? on 10/15/2020 8:16:03 PM

Personally, I try not to. Through many painful years of experience, I've come to the conclusion that anyone that tries to be my friend is only wanting free labor or something. I don't mind helping someone out once in awhile when it's my choice, but I don't want to feel beholden to someone because they're a "friend".

A good and true friend once told me that at the end of your life, if you can fill up one hand when you count your friends, then you're truly lucky. So far, I've got four fingers left to go.

If you just want someone to hang around with, I'd suggest introducing yourself to people you see when out doing the things you enjoy doing. I wouldn't just up and greet them out of the blue, but more subtly after chatting a minute or two so you get a feel for whether you even want to know them or not.

If all else fails, you can always find a chatbot online and pretend it's your friend. There are loads of people out there doing just that. Or else spend a few bucks on whatever equipment you need and literally make yourself a friend. I'm sure there are plenty out there for sale if you're not a really creative person. And then there are imaginary friends, too. Those are probably the easiest and cheapest to make. Though, imaginary enemies are much more fun. Not as fun as real enemies nor quite so rewarding, but nothing in life is perfect.

If nothing else works, then just get a dog.

Hope this helps.

Shoot up the school - based category on 10/12/2020 3:21:47 PM

Would Completely Random be a good candidate? I'm sure there are more than enough stories without plot, characters, or that were obviously worked on for less than a week that we could pitch in there.

Apology on 10/11/2020 10:37:44 AM


Apology on 10/11/2020 10:36:24 AM

If I knew who you were, I'd forgive you. In fact, I forgive you anyway, because that's the kind of guy I am. If you decide to stick around after this, no one can blame you. I mean, this is still the only decent site left on the web. 

CYS Theme Song on 10/9/2020 6:41:47 PM

That's actually not such a bad idea. Where should we start?

CYS Theme Song on 10/9/2020 5:25:28 PM

Yep. I've been a pretty frequent visitor there over the last year or so, myself. Once more and I should probably make it my permanent address...