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The Birthday – Flash Fiction

The Birthday – Flash Fiction

This was written for a contest and rejected. The prompts were to use the words love, oxidation, and alphabet. I edited a few words here and there this time around, so it’s not the exact same entry.

So here it is, because I’m not letting this wine-fueled writing go to complete waste. Hopefully you enjoy it more than the judges did. Sorry, I’m a grump. :/

“Dysmorphia”: A New Short Story Collection

“Dysmorphia”: A New Short Story Collection

Hi guys! I announced this on Twitter earlier today but I want to let everyone know here as well: I’ve released a new collection of 10 short stories. In this collection, I examined the many potential manifestations of the word “dysmorphia.” I was inclusive of many different mental illnesses as well…

Calling all horror fans!

Calling all horror fans!

If you’re into Halloween like so many people I know, then you love horror stories. Stories about ghosts, zombies, murder, mystery, and possibly mayhem.

Now wouldn’t it be awesome to read a collection of short stories meant to thrill you, scare you, and probably make you laugh a little, too?

I thought so.

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Murder: Horror Flash Fiction Stories

Murder: Horror Flash Fiction Stories

Just a quick update on a recent project! The awesome Mary Papas put together a flash fiction contest a while back, and I entered two stories. One got first place! The other is now featured in this anthology, along with other fantastic authors Adam Ickes, Luke McEwen, Marc Nash, and Samantha…

Writing Strong Characters

Writing Strong Characters

Photo courtesy of: http://www.rodneydodig.com/ As a follow-up to last week’s post about writing short stories, I was encouraged by a few of my Twitter followers to compose a guide on how to go about writing strong characters. It makes perfect sense–you write a solid story with careful planning, so of course…

Writing Short Stories

Writing Short Stories

A great example of how powerful a short story can be. There’s a debate on whether or not this flash fiction is actually attributable to Hemingway, but the point still stands. Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog… I guess, as some of you know, I’ve been busy writing…

The Share-a-mony: What it is, and why you should care

The Share-a-mony: What it is, and why you should care

Photo courtesy of: Articulate.com. Have you ever read a book where a scene drags on… and on… and on… and despite its potential for exciting back story and juicy character development, it only manages to dump a truckload of confusing info on you? By the time you’ve finished it all, you…

What is Steampunk?

What is Steampunk?

Photo credit: Pageresource.com. What is Steampunk? Simply put, Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that encompasses modern-day technology and societal issues, but is set in Victorian-era places. From thrillers to romance novels, Steampunk is a flexible genre that appeals primarily to science fiction or fantasy readers, although it straddles…

Mixing Literary Genres

Mixing Literary Genres

Photo credit: Wallpoper.com. Looking for just the right book If you’re the type of reader who enjoys multiple genres of fiction, you’re not alone. I mean, I guess that’s obvious–plenty of people enjoy multiple genres in their entertainment–but there’s something unique about mixing literary genres. If you have a taste…

A look at things to come

A look at things to come

Thanks for stopping by! This site will be updated frequently as I work through this enormous pile of slosh I call my stories. I write a number of genres, including cyberpunk, steampunk, fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure. My current trilogy (yes, I’m jumping on that good ol’ trilogy bandwagon) is an…