‘Creativity in Action’ Articles

I write, therefore I will write about writing. Or comic books, movies, cartoons, the writing of others, or any other form of BAM!…creation.

For Love of Fear

For Love of Fear

“Humans are the only creatures that actively seek out fearful experiences. We take roller coaster rides. We skydive. We go to scary movies. We even pay money to do these things.” – Dirk Eitzen The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Like most married Americans, I watch television with my wife. We usually [Continue]

Shooting From The Hip II: Eclectic Boogaloo

Shooting From The Hip II: Eclectic Boogaloo

   “Writing…is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your reader’s mind, or miss it…” -Oliver Wendell Holmes As with last fall, I’ve loaded up my cerebral six-gun with the Six Word Stories of our recent adventures. In this fashion I serve three ends; It is a writing exercise for my literarily minded readers, [Continue]

KeithKarabin.com 1.2

KeithKarabin.com 1.2

As Randy Pausch said in last month’s article “It’s Not About Dying,” we should get a feedback loop, and listen to it. I published my own feedback loop, a few months back, with the article critiquing the website. Now I offer you the “listen to it” portion. There have been some changes to this ever [Continue]

The Green Lantern vs. DHS

The Green Lantern vs. DHS

  “In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let all who worship evil’s might, beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!” – Hal Jordan “Let all who worship evil’s might” says the Green Lantern code. All evil worshipers should beware a Green Lantern. But there’s only one for an entire sector [Continue]

My Favorite Failing Five

My Favorite Failing Five

Two articles ago (Before the Saturday Morning Cartoon interlude) I had three unbiased professionals review the first year of this website. I asked them to pick their favorite articles, and they did a fine job. Now it’s my turn. Here are my top five articles which—just like Velma from Scooby-Doo (according to Can’t Hardly Wait)—never [Continue]

RIP Saturday Morning Cartoons

RIP Saturday Morning Cartoons

I’ve spent the last four waking hours in these pajamas. Along side Mom’s family breakfast, I’ve downed at least three bowls of Fruity Pebbles. I have the sticky-sweet film coating the inside of my mouth to prove it. My sister played with toys on the carpet beside me. At one point we attempted to play [Continue]

The Final Exam: Year One

The Final Exam: Year One

“Whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind,  conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that  doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.” -Buddha The look back; it’s crucial to enlightened and introspective living. The look back helps us internalize and value our product [Continue]

When the Terrible Minds Speaketh…

When the Terrible Minds Speaketh…

Chuck said use these words. So I did. It’s flash fiction at my flashiest… She by Keith Karabin  She is good & she is bad, no one understands… She will hide in silence, then her day will come, She was a virgin vixen… -The Misfits “She”  Dusk didn’t matter. I knew protocol. The phone chain [Continue]

Another Flash Fiction Post!

Another Flash Fiction Post!

One of the main reasons that I love flash fiction contests is the puzzle aspect. Not just “How do I tell a great story in one thousand words?” but also the assembly of the pieces which contest-holders offer as story prompts. For Julie Summerell’s challenge she upped the word count to 1,500 and offered a [Continue]

Dead in 100 Tweets

Dead in 100 Tweets

The end of the world began with flu-like symptoms. The first cases of the Pandemic of 2011 were noted around Park City, Utah near the beginning of the Sundance Film Festival. I caught the bug one day later. By Thursday my family, and the world as we knew it, was destroyed. We had one voice in [Continue]

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