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A bit of light reading…

I’ve added a few new bits of writing to the site. There are two stories that have been published recently over in the Stories section, a new run of drabbles over in Flash Fiction, and I’ve also added the latest editorial from Luna Station Quarterly.

Please enjoy them!

Long, strange trip…

NaNoWriMo was a bust, but then you knew that, right? I knew going in it was not going to be a full-on effort and that’s okay. I did actually manage to get a fair amount of words down.

The reason for my extended absence, though, was not that I was wallowing in a pit of despair having failed to meet that November 30th deadline. No, instead I became gainfully and full-time employed once more and the period of adjustment back to the working world was a bit longer than expected.

So, I am now revving up the writing machine again and I’m ready to see what comes out next.

I’ll be posting a few more stories up here, having published in Dark Valentine Magazine and Eternal Haunted Summer in the recent interim. I’m proud of both works and pleased as punch that they were seen by a larger audience. I highly recommend both publications, they publish stellar work.

I’m also looking forward to getting more of my work out into the world. Towards that end, I’ll be editing more of the 52 short stories I wrote last year and sending them off. I’m also working on a number of essays, mostly on web design, that I’ll be publishing online and reposting here as well.

And I’ll be sure to keep you all updated here on a more regular basis in the future.

It’s Official

I’m a NaNoWriMo Rebel.

I started working on a story this afternoon. I’m going to keep going with it and whatever word count I get during NaNo will be my wordcount. I’ve won twice, I’ve proven I can do it. After a bit of time off, I just want to be involved again and tap into the energy and enthusiasm that group produces.

If for some reason I finish the story (not likely, but with two weeks to go before it starts, who knows) then I’ll get back to my unfinished shorts and work on those. In the end, if by some fluke I manage to make 50k, you can bet your ass I’m downloading that certificate!

So there we go. Now I have an excuse to make NaNoWriMo icons and things and go on the forums. 😛

Some dark reading…

Hello, my dears!

I wanted to let you all know that my story “Black as Hell” has been published by Dark Valentine Magazine. You can read it here. Take note of the beautiful artwork by Pamela Jaworska. It’s perfect!

I highly encourage you to go read the rest of the stories being posted this month as part of their Fall Fiction Frenzy. Some great stuff by some talented writers.

I also want to encourage any other writers out there to come on over to Luna Station Quarterly’s October Writing Challenge. All are welcome to join in (yes, the boys can come, too!) and it’s never too late to start! Details are available here.

A few notes…

I’m excited about a few things I’m adding to the site over the next week or so.

First off, I’ve already added a link to my latest project. Storyteller Tools is something I’ve wanted to do for some time now. It was meant to be more complex, but in the end, simplicity won out. It is nothing more or less than a Delicious account devoted to the best writing and worldbuilding resources I can get my hands on. It is still a work in progress as I gather links scattered across my various browsers and bookmarking tools. Please do send me any links that might be helpful to your fellow writers!

And secondly, I’ve decided to go ahead and post a short novel I wrote some time ago. I’m going to do it under a Creative Commons license, so it will be free for anyone to read. I will admit right up front that it is a mixed bag of quality, a bit cliched and not the most original thing on the block. Still, it has its moments and in looking it over, I still have an affection for the characters. Stay tuned for more details.

Finally, I’d like to announce that Luna Station Quarterly is now accepting submissions for our first annual drabble issue. 100 words of genre awesomeness, take the challenge if you dare!

A funny thing, these welcome posts…

While, yes, a welcome post is most important and lovely and sincere when it is written, it is a temporary thing, at best. I wonder if anyone ever reads a welcome post once it falls off the main page. Does it lose its sense of welcomeness once it is no longer stickied to the top?

Well, we shall have an experiment and do our best to find out, shall we? I’ll check in every once and again and see if this little page has been viewed. I admit mild curiosity to find out the results.

For now, though, let us get back to the matter at hand and let the future unfold as it may, shall we?


This is my writing site, not to be confused with my design site. If you are looking for graphic design work done, I humbly suggest you mosey on over to and see if you like my services on offer.

If it is words to entertain you that you seek, then you have, indeed, arrived at the right place. Please feel free to gander at the pages within and lose yourself for a while among the words.

In celebration of the relaunch of this site and it’s spiffy new design, I’m posting a little story that will most probably go homeless otherwise. It owes a debt to Neil Gaiman’s “Instructions” though I will assure you that I did not set out to write such a thing that would owe anything to anyone when I sat down that day and this piece came out from beneath my fingers.

And so, without any further ado, I give you “The Proper Order of Things” and urge you to follow its instructions to the letter if ever you find yourself in a house with a well in the basement.

So there you have it, my welcome message and a few little links to follow. And with that business done and dusted, I bid you good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good night.