Previous scene: Evil's Dilemma First scene: Evil's Plan 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 … 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
My first novelette is published and available to read on my blog (click the "More about Tea & Pelicans" button below) and on Amazon (for people who are magically allergic to free books). More about Tea & Pelicans
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?
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