Anthony A.J. Kirin

For the love of science and writing, independent creations, and entrepreneurial ventures. A labor of love, a creative endeavor, and a way to scratch that itch. When there is a drumbeat constantly pushing you forward, it feels unnatural to stand still. This collection is all of those things and more. If you cannot do what you need to do for yourself, how can you ever for anyone else.

Explore and feel free to dive headfirst into The Collection, or pick a less broad endeavor and swim through specific topics.

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⇒Current Writing Project(s) Keep-track (Click on any project to read.): Flash Fiction Challenge #1 finished!

Taste of Dirt *My Prompts: Suspense/Crawlspace/Stethoscope Flash Fiction Challenge #2 finished!

Torn Away *My Prompts: Horror/A fashion show/A monster mask

A-Z Challenge:

5/19 A ⇔ 5/20 B ⇔ 5/21 C ⇔ 5/22 D ⇔ 5/23 E ⇔ 5/24 F ⇔ 5/25 G ⇔ 5/26 H ⇔ 5/27 I ⇔ 5/28 J ⇔ 5/29 K ⇔ 5/30 L ⇔ 5/31 M ⇔ 6/1 N ⇔ 6/2 O ⇔ 6/3 P ⇔ 6/4 Q ⇔ 8/25 R ⇔ 8/26 S ⇔ 8/27 T ⇔ 9/24 U ⇔ 12/5 V


Short Stories:

⇔ Dival: 23.88%↵ WC: 4776/20000

⇔ Ennu: 29.29%↵ WC: 5858/20000

⇔ Annwe: 12.49%↵ WC:2498/20000

Cerene: 15.77%↵ WC: 3153/20000

Wylen: 9.05%↵ WC: 1809/20000

As I Remember It Series:


Longer Stories:

Shattered Dragons: 41%↵ WC: 24,247/60,000

Nebulae Mist: 43%↵ WC: 27,898/60,000

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rain (v.)  Old English regnian, usually contracted to rinan; see rain (n.), and compare Old Norse rigna, Swedish regna, Danish regne, Old High German reganon, German regnen, Gothic rignjan. Related: Rained; raining. Transferred and figurative use of other things that fall as rain (blessings, tears, etc.) is recorded from c. 1200.
To rain on (someone’s) parade is attested from 1941. Phrase to rain cats and dogs is attested from 1738 (variation rain dogs and polecats is from 1650s), of unknown origin, despite intense speculation. One of the less likely suggestions is pets sliding off sod roofs when the sod got too wet during a rainstorm. (Ever see a dog react to a rainstorm by climbing up on an exposed roof?) Probably rather an extension of cats and dogs as proverbial for “strife, enmity” (1570s).