I'm very excited to announce my first novel has officially released! It's available for purchase on Amazon, and on Kindle Unlimited. It feels like the conclusion of a long journey, after so many years of work. But the next story, and the next journey has already begun... (that, however, is an update for another day … Continue reading The Release of The Snake-Oil Pursuit!
It's certainly been a long time since I updated this blog, but I never forgot it. Instead, for the past year, I've been completely consumed with revisions for my first novel, The Snake-Oil Pursuit. It turned out to need a lot more attention than I anticipated, at least to reach the point where I was … Continue reading After a Long Hiatus… Exciting News! Plus a New Short Story.
It's been a while since I did one of these, but I've created another small collection of my favorite #vss365 stories from Twitter, which I hope you'll enjoy. These were originally written in April and May of 2019. In other news, I've been spending long hours on a final revision of my upcoming fantasy adventure … Continue reading The Return of Very Short Stories
Hi everybody! I'm happy to announce I've recently published my first book, a collection of my short stories from the StoryADay May challenge, titled Fantasy & Folly: 31 Stories in May. Of course, the stories will remain available here on my blog, but if you'd like to enjoy them in a convenient, easy-to-read ebook format, … Continue reading My First Short Story Collection
The final prompt of the month! Wow, this was a great challenge by storyaday.org, and I’m thrilled to have completed it while also reaching my goal of writing a 1,000 word minimum story each day. It’s been a tremendous learning experience for me. Too often, I get caught up in small details, or stuck between … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #31: A Cut Above
We’ve already hit storyaday.org’s penultimate challenge prompt! It’s an intriguing one, to “plagiarize yourself” — specifically, to rewrite one of your stories from earlier in the month, in a different way. I enjoyed the excuse to revisit them, and I decided to use my story for May 11th, dubbed “Tavern Tales”, which you can read … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #30: Revenge of the Tavern Tales
With 3 days to go in the challenge, we have a Rashomon-like prompt from storyaday.org: “Write a story in three sections, each section recounting the same event from a different character’s point of view.” My story concerns a husband and father, his daughter, his wife, and his prized Hawaiian shirt, which mysteriously vanishes. Probably not … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #29: The Hawaiian-Shirt Triangle
Today’s storyaday.org prompt is to incorporate a specific paragraph into the story, which appears to involve a character objecting to a marriage — I’ve chosen to use it as the opening paragraph to my story, though I interpreted it in a different way. --- Pulpit Pandemonium Loretta’s face was hidden by the wide brimmed hat … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #28: Pulpit Pandemonium
Today’s storyaday.org prompt is to write a story for children inspired by The Golden Rule. In my story, a certain thief follows a very unique interpretation of that rule. I’m not sure the story has a good moral, but there’s no inappropriate content or overly-long words, so I’ll say it’s close enough to fit the … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #27: The Goblin Rule
Today’s prompt from storyaday.org is to create a story through a series of documents — like journal entries, memos, social media posts, etc. — that allows the reader’s imagination to fill in the blanks. My story is told through one side of a conversation, letters sent by a soldier in a strange war to his … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #26: Letters from the Front