Recipes Aren’t Only For the Kitchen

I'm one of those people who assumed I wouldn't like recipe stories. I thought they were a bit too formulaic and predictable to intrigue me. Besides, I'm not one who enjoys following recipes, so why would I like my fiction in a format I can't stand in the kitchen? But recently I've decided to give…

The Medusa Project

Bodies bumped together in the crowded club — men and women, women and women, men and men — all wearing variations on black. Shiny, fuzzy, leather, lace, the black blended together to form a shadowy pit. The mostly white skin within it was uncovered more than socially acceptable. But this was a different kind of…

No Novel November

While the majority of my writer friends took November to work on novels (NaNoWriMo), I decided to let myself drift through the month at my usual pace. This meant working a bit on the latest novel as well as completing and revising a few shorts. I even got some poetry done and subbed. Overall it…

One More Chance

As a child, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. As a young adult, I loved MUDD games. Recently, I learned it's possible to mix the two together and create web-based interactive fiction. I am definitely at the beginning of these skills, but I am enjoying exploring what I can do with a more visual,…

October Overview

October was a quiet month for me compared to the thrill of September. And yet I still feel like I accomplished quite a bit and grew as a writer. Publications Lucy Pemgrass Eats a Crow was chosen as the Halloween contest winner for Tales from the Moonlit Path. It is my first dark tale and…

Very Short Serial: October

Very short story (#vss365) is a hashtag on twitter. Each day the host gives a different prompt and people write a tweet-sized story containing the word. A group called Flash Dogs started it, and it has a different host each month. October 2019's host is Bert Edens. I've been watching this tag (along with the…

Halloween Treat: Lucy Pemgrass Eats a Crow

If you know my writing at all, you probably know I write emotionally dark stuff that doesn't quite dip over into horror. However, being a part of the Inkubator community has challenged me to stretch my wings and try a variety of styles and genres. Over the past year I've written perhaps three borderline horror…