"You make so much trouble for him," Mrs Journ scolded the three female warriors who collapsed into chairs of various tables around the empty dining area of her small inn. With her braided hair bound tall in a silver mountain, the proprietress shook a large wooden spoon at each of them. "You should be ashamed … Continue reading For the Quest!
Sitting across from his mother, Eric Hardwood (aka superhero "Waveform") focused on suppressing the tremor in his hand as he forked a steamed broccoli floret. Hours ago, he had defused a deadly crisis at the reactor facility---or rather, what had been staged to appear to be a deadly crisis to everyone but the actors involved. … Continue reading Evil’s Entrance
Sitting in the cockpit of a small white-and-green sloop, I waited huddled in muted agony beneath a leaden blanket. The sloop was tethered in an improvised way to a busy pier used by working vessels of all sizes and condition; sailors of a fishing boat gliding past shouted their annoyances and insults to persuade me … Continue reading Mermaid Purses
I occasionally free write fiction when I have the urge to write but also have a mental/creative block that prevents me from getting any further on my current projects. Below is a free write that began as a random character pair up of a strong man/enforcer and a college student/barista in a place where their … Continue reading Free Writing – April 2021
In the nursery of a farm and garden supply store, two guys in their twenties browsed the fruit trees. One of the pair stopped and picked up a healthy little banana tree in a black plastic grower's pot. "Another tree?" His friend laughed. "Man, soon you're gonna have a whole grove." The young man with … Continue reading Arbor Dog
On Monday, Tea and Pelicans will be available on my blog (here). I made a new cover, too, which was fun and absolutely not what I should've been doing with my time. This is the eBook version only. After talking to Anton, I've decided the print version will have ink illustrations because why the heck … Continue reading Monday, October 5, 2020
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
Rory Moss reached the high point in the wooded mountain trail, winded from covering 5km of uneven terrain in record time, however he hardly noticed the weight of the pack on his back or burn in his legs as he glared ahead at a group of five hikers, four of whom were armed and wore … Continue reading Along the Trail
The End Note: I was doodling in my sketchpad today just for practice and the above sequence happened. It took maybe a hour (maybe) from start to finish --- from pencil doodles, to stupidly laughing at self (because it's probably not all that funny, but I found it hilarious), and then pouncing on my art … Continue reading Minced Words!
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 National Public Health Authority in conjunction with The Secret Department for Interdimensional Research and Defense, a government agency partly funded by the Expired Perishables Council, in effort to … Continue reading Milk Carton Universe (Prologue)