After publishing one story, I'm already well into writing my next, The Kindness of Killbots. It's a Weird West/steampunk novel, starring a very kind killbot, Unit-N1T0, aka Nito. Returning readers may remember him and his trusty clockwork steed from a few of my old short stories. I've also been learning a little about making 3D … Continue reading A Word on my New Project!
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