Found a horror/fantasy/speculative fiction mag called Black Treacle the other day. They are a Canada-based online magazine that publishes bimonthly. Though I’m not from Canada (and they give preference to Canadian writers), I submitted something anyway. The worst they can say is no. This week’s Story of the Week is, actually, written by a guy … More Story of the Week #9 — “Chance” by Conor Powers-Smith
I found a thing! I love all these online avenues that push us to create on a weekly/daily basis. Trifecta is a weekly prompt that requires writers to come up with a story between 33 and 333 words that uses the third definition (in a standard dictionary) of a given word. This week, the word is … More Trifecta Writing Prompt: PHANTOM
Would just like to remind everyone that NEAT. is still open for submissions until October 31. We’re looking for endings — or beginnings that come from endings. A little Halloween horror, a little sci-fi, a little whatever-the-heck-you-want-to-write. We want to read it. 🙂 We’re accepting fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and photography. Check out the website here. … More NEAT. Submissions!
Finally getting back into the Stories of the Week with this wonderful little story by David Ryan. “State Forests” was published by Booth, the graduate literary magazine of Butler University. The basic summary of the story is this: a man encounters another standing on a bridge waiting to jump. They both jump, but the man … More Story of the Week #8 — “State Forests” by David Ryan
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!
I would like you all to know that I haven’t died. Yay, right? I took a long break to go on vacation with Husband and do fun things like mountain biking and hiking and all sorts of other things that end with “-ing.” Also did quite a bit of writing, so maybe you will see … More After a Hiatus, I Present to You . . .
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”
Wrote up a short story for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “home.” Greyhound Genetics My old man suffers from an acute case of wanderlust. We’d never stayed in one place for more than four years at a time before building our own home and “settling down.” That was eight … More Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics”