When expectations are high, money is tight, love is tainted and stress is ubiquitous, the citizens of Chase County will do anything to make sure they survive. From the deconstruction of a town to frivolous intercourse with strangers, No-Injury Policy explores the dark depths of human nature when social pressures peak. No sooner than the meek taste retribution, however, they encounter the demons that have aided authority figures to the top - demons that refuse to lose control no matter what it takes.
No-Injury Policy is the 1st short story collection by C.M. Humphries, showcasing seven of the eeriest tales from every town in Chase County: Raven's Crook, Lovington, Lakeside, and Long Brooke.Following along as I provide a snippet of each story in the collection. If there's a picture to the left of the premise, that means I blogged on a topic from the story. Be sure to check them all out.
One Hell of a Month
I don't know about any of you, but May has certainly proven to be a crazy month, and we're only 7 days in!
Think about it: Osama (Usama) bin Laden has been ultimately compromised, a new leader is threatening to strike back, Obama's approval rating is probably soaring, this website is featured as a cool here, and to the young audience out there: We did it! For this blog I am focusing on subject matter better suited for the latter, but like many blogs, it includes thoughts about the future, which I think is a concern for many people in recovering economy.
When I first started thinking about the future, my narrow, pessimistic perspective tried to shine through like an undeveloped diamond. And sure, I have a couple of plans in progress, but nothing is for certain.
With that in mind, what does the future hold? For me, graduating college was something interesting. It was a swift kick out of the doors of undergraduate academia. For some this isn't so daunting; they are continuing their education. So am I, but not in terms of graduate school. At least not for now.
So for all us with something uncertain lined up, or certainly nothing lined up, what's next? While almost all other animals are open to change and adapting, as humans we sometimes fear it. A word of advice from me: There's nothing wrong with beginning a new chapter. A word from Dr. Seuss: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Dream, do, live & love. It's not over until you quit.