The holiday season is working the crap out of me. Between work, buying presents, trying to get new light strings (and then hang them) for the house, writing projects, my dear old government sending me packing to the far reaching corners of the globe, and the basic sundries of every day life, I don't have a second to spare. How is it that the rest of you are able to get so many things done and hear I am ODF*!
I wish I had the time to do all the things I want to do. And now today, I'm packing up and leaving for the rest of the week. Going to spend some quality time in Tacoma freezing my cajones off. Although I love the holidays, I can't wait for them to be over so there are fewer things competing with my time.
* ODF literally means Out Dere Flapping (Out There Flapping). Those who spent time in the service will recognize this. ODF metaphorically means I am outside flapping my arms and getting nowhere. Learn it. Love it. Use it. ODF.
Weston Ochse is the author of twenty books, most recently SEAL Team 666 and its sequel Age of Blood, which the New York Post called 'required reading' and USA Today placed on their 'New and Notable Lists.' His first novel, Scarecrow Gods, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel and his short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has appeared in comic books, and magazines such as Cemetery Dance and Soldier of Fortune. He lives in the Arizona desert within rock throwing distance of Mexico. He is a military veteran with 29 years of military service and currently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan. Please contact him through this site.