Our glass store front allowed me to appreciate the rainy weather while I ran the front desk at our dental office. We had a lull between patients where I got to sit quietly (the phone had taken a breather) as I kept an eye out for the next appointment to pull up into our parking … Continue reading Today at the Office
Story: Boys with Buckets in the Surf (graphic novel) *Scroll to the bottom for a little about the characters Characters: Ilya Short haired guy with reading glasses Age - mid 30's A writer/editor for a magazine; is swamped with work but just wants to write fiction I use my face as a model for this … Continue reading Character Concept Art/Sketches
One Friday night after final exams in graduate school, I had a plan. I planned to write for several hours before bed (which I rarely did during the week because I have a habit of losing track of time when I write), get some decent sleep, wake up to run 5 miles at first light, … Continue reading Hey, Writer, Have You Done This?
The first story that I will be self-publishing is a surreal short story called Tea and Pelicans, which is about a man who meets several reclusive neighbors. Getting slightly off the topic of books and writing for a second, I think we've all had a brutal past 6 months (and past several years) and that … Continue reading My First Story
A medical office manager has no clue magic and monsters exist until a buddy hands him over to the Dragon King as payment to settle a debt. Title: The Dragon King's Medic Mario Zikmund is an overeducated, underpaid healthcare worker who's in a love-hate relationship with his career. When he's betrayed by a friend and … Continue reading The Dragon King’s Medic
Printed along subtle edges of certain foods items are dates. Some dates advise sellers, some advise consumers. The most important dates are determined and issued by the Secret Department for Interdimensional Transportation and Defense---a government agency which is partly funded by the Expired Perishables Council---in effort to protect humankind (and all other living things on … Continue reading Milk Carton Universe (Prologue)
I've been playing with blurbs and eBook covers for upcoming stories (I might still tweak them later on, who knows), and here are what I've created so far! About Tea & Pelicans: David moves to a quiet neighborhood where his tranquility is disrupted by an unruly acquaintance which results in his learning about plants with ulterior … Continue reading Blurbs and Covers for Upcoming Stories
I haven't been consistent with blogging over the past year, but I am quite proud that I've been consistent with my projects. At the end of February, a short story collection is due to my editor ("Tea & Pelicans, and Other Short Stories"). My brother and I love discovering new short story collections, therefore it … Continue reading Self-publishing 2020