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.…

Where do you get your science?

I will declare (with pride) that what I write is considered "soft" science fiction. For many people, there is a certain hierarchy to science fiction, with hard sci fi--fiction that is based on realistic physics/chemistry/biology--inherently "better" than soft sci fi. I call fig-newtons on that as I enjoy both reading and writing soft sci fi.…

Pitch Wars 2019 #BoostMyBio

I'll start by saying I'm not 100% sure I'm going to do Pitch Wars this year. But I'm also not 100% sure I won't, so I figure it's a good idea to put my bio out there. What's the worst that can happen? I meet new writers? Ohhh terrible! About Me Me and Pitch Wars:…