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Sometimes I Write Horror … sorta

| June 20, 2017

I don’t write a whole lot of true horror, because I don’t have a ton of experience with it. I do, however, write a number of slightly marginally creepy things. In this case, I wrote an epistolary YA novella set at a girls’ summer camp in the early 2000s. It’s a weird mix of almost […]

New fiction!

| June 11, 2012

I’ve got a piece of microfiction up at Bat Terrier today, called The Devil’s Toybox. It’s a 99 word story that grew out of a longer piece I was trying to write. The longer story didn’t work, but this little bit from the ending stuck with me. So I tightened it up into this little […]

Quick turnaround!

| February 15, 2012

Remember that microfiction story I mentioned on Monday? It was accepted at the venue where I submitted it on Tuesday. That’s less than a 24-hour turnaround from the story being written to the story being accepted. Hooray for nearly instant gratification! The venue is Bat Terrier, and I’ll be sure to post again when my […]

It’s coming back to me!

| February 13, 2012

At least I think so. I realized today that I haven’t written any fiction since February 1st. I was coming down with a cold as we left writer’s group that night, and today was the first day I’ve had the brain power to write. Unsurprisingly, it was because I heard a song. The song was […]

Friday Recap

| January 27, 2012

Progress! I worked a bit on my apocalypse story, only to realize that what I was really writing was the beginning of a YA horror(-ish) novel(la). I’m still not sure on the length, but I know that it’s longer than the scope of a short story. So I’ve put that (tentative title: The Thirteenth Year) […]