Sitting cross-legged on firm went sand, 11-year-old Makayla balanced on her knee an open notebook, thick and repeatedly rebound with leather thongs, and gently scribbled on a fresh page with an extremely short, dirt-stained pencil. She wrote: I didn't write the last six days but I had a good reason. A huge storm hit the … Continue reading Log on the Beach
Riding a rusty hand-me-down bicycle, Danny Holt coasted leisurely home from Rosewood Elementary along a wide path of uneven asphalt with his friends Ashton and Eddy. Scantly watching the road, he fixed his attention on the telephone lines drooping above a long stretch of crooked, weathered fences to his right as he pedaled lightly. A … Continue reading Wolfish Karma
Some of you might recall the wild short story you helped me write: "Nana Ana's Secret Hideout." In the making of it, I asked you for suggestions similar to those commonly requested by improv comedians during live performances (e.g. animals, locations, favorite bumper sticker quotes) and you offered incredible answers (again, thank you!). I took … Continue reading Further Adventures of Nana Ana
Last week I read "Frogs in Space" by dasmurmeltier90. It's a three part short fiction (~five minute read max) and I really, REALLY enjoyed it. "Frogs in Space": Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 If you like fun stories, I recommend you check it out!
NaNoWriMo Results I hit the 50,000+ word mark for first draft of The Phantoms' Interpreter. While I finished, I somehow didn't find the challenge as exciting as everybody else seemed to. Not sure why. Short Fiction Collection I'm compiling a collection of short fiction for self publication in early February. It'll contain the "scenes" I … Continue reading Writing Updates: December 2017
The hour commute home offered two routes. The first option entailed a stop-and-go jaunt through the city, while the second offered a more scenic ride along a winding, sometimes tree-choked, sometimes field-lined country road. This breezeless autumn evening oral surgeon Dr. Paolo "Doc" Carbonero opted for scenic drive particularly since he found its quiescence reminiscent … Continue reading The Cloud
"Wait!" Eric jumped between the supervillains, his hands stretched toward the one with the pistol. "Just---wait." At the top of the steps, Neutrino sneered at the costumed hero 'Waveform' between him and his target. "Don't you ever get tired of being the only one who cares?" "Of course not." Dr. Volkow clapped Eric on the … Continue reading Evil’s Trap