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…

Why I’m Obsessed With Non-linear Writing

The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. “Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?” he asked.“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll It seems like great advice for telling a story: Begin at the beginning and…

Exchange Point

Sweat rolled down the small of my back, pooling above the waistband of my sturdy Carhartts. I stopped on the packed dirt path and bent down to pick up a crushed cardboard box with my gloved hand. The lettering had faded, not that I understood Spanish, but I guessed it was some sort of medicine.…