Hellooooo all of my beautiful followers. I promised you yesterday that I would have news about NEAT. Well, lo and behold, we are LIVE. NEAT. started as a conversation in the beginning of July between myself and my friend TM Keesling. We asked each other: How can we create something that we will be proud … More The first issue of NEAT. is now live!
Here is the opening to my fantasy novel project, which I am calling (thanks to a friend in my cohort at school that is waaaaaay better at titles than I am) THE BLOOD OF THE WINDMAKER. Any feedback is appreciated! Heave. The slow, heavy intake of breath sounded like wind whining through blasted rock; ragged … More Novel excerpt — Prologue
In the spirit of having been published this week by Burningword Literary Journal, I figured I would review a story in the July 1 issue. This flash fiction story by Amelia Jane Nierenberg hits rather close to home for me. Read the story here. This fantastic little piece manages to capture the essence of my … More Story of the Week #7 — “The Proposal” by Amelia Jane Nierenberg
Here’s another Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “blades.” Betrayal Seri lowered her sword, glaring at Rian with eyes hard as onyx. “Why would you even think about working for that monster?” He smirked. “Mainly because I’m bored, but also just to see that look on your face.” Seri, heart throbbing in … More Five Sentence Fiction: “Betrayal”
I was browsing the website of a journal that I recently submitted to, Spry Literary Magazine, and met with a surprise—I found a story written by one of my classmates at Miami! Wei He is a fiction writer from China that is graduating this year with a master’s degree in English/Creative Writing, and I have … More Story of the Week #3 — “You Are The City” by Wei He
This week’s story was published by The Future Fire online magazine in December 2012. This magazine seeks to publish “new speculative fiction and art with a social conscience, a political sensibility and of the highest quality.” Their mission statement of wanting to focus on fiction with a “social conscience” is interesting and magnetizing, to me. … More Story of the Week #2 — “Millie” by Anna Caro
I was given the prompt to write a story in six sentences or less. Here is my attempt. The girl grew up on the “west” side of town. The average middle-class white kid either thought he was the reincarnation of Jack Kerouac or a bullet-addled thug; his parents thought themselves the only people who had … More Six Sentences Prompt
At the school where I take graduate classes, Miami University, there is a seal at the exact center of campus. The rumor is that if you step on it, you’ll fail all your exams. Well, I find this a lot of nonsense, so my brain immediately went to ways that I could poke fun at … More Love and Honor