Re-Run: My 30-Day Experiment to Fall Back in Love with Running
Non-fiction, exercise, humor.
Available on Smashwords ~December 4th, 2014
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I graduated high school in North Pole, Alaska. People in Alaska are free spirits. Everyone there knows this and says so. So yeah, my writing: I don't like convention. I write as I speak, mostly. Except in real life I say "That's what she said" a great deal more frequently.
When did you first start writing?
School. My first book report was for, I believe "Jeremy and the Gorillas." I absolutely loved that book. I was so excited to write my first report! I wanted to convey how wonderful this book was. I got a D-. This was in the sixth grade.
There used to be these cards you could get mailed to you about animals. They fit neatly in a small plastic case, these notecards, and they described an animals habitat, what they ate. The whole set was color coded by phylum, or genus, or I don't know maybe by continent or the animal's eye color or something. I made a study area on the top shelf of my closet and I would sit up there on this shelf and read these things and write a report on what I learned.
"I was a youthful Zephyr, flying with the wind in my face, fleet of foot and bold of spirit. But 35 years later I have a sorrowful confession to make: I hate running." Tony Markey sucks at running, and he knows it. Follow his 30-day challenge to see if he can fall back in love with running. Starting with 30 minutes of running every day and finishing on day 30 with the Seattle Half-Marathon!
I enjoyed it! The writing definitely kept the story moving, and the author gave good attention to the motive and action if each character. Each character was developed, but there wasn't particular care given to character development. Still, for a zompoc short story, it was enjoyable.