Sprint Week Story: “The Ghost and I Watched the Sky Fall Together”

Well, dear Readers, Sprint Week is over! I had an awesome time working with and learning from Kelcey Parker this week, and I think I got some good ideas out of it. I’m excited about the prospects this new knowledge and outlook (story=structure) will have on my writing. I promised that I would post theContinue reading “Sprint Week Story: “The Ghost and I Watched the Sky Fall Together””

Sprint Week, Day 3: Entrancing Entrances

Dear Readers, I am POOPED. But class is still going well and I’m still having fun with this intensive workshop setting. It’s the last day of the Sprint Week workshop, but I still have a few hours to go before class. I’m neck-deep in my story, which I will post later tonight once I’m finishedContinue reading “Sprint Week, Day 3: Entrancing Entrances”

Reading List #4 — Jesus’ Son

If you’re confused that this is #4 and not #3, good on you for paying attention. I have #3 drafted, but I never seem to have the book around to grab quotes out of, so it will sit there for at least another day until I can stop being lazy and find the book. (IContinue reading “Reading List #4 — Jesus’ Son”

Trifecta Writing Prompt: BOO

This week’s Trifecta challenge, appropriately themed for Halloween, is BOO. Here is the third bullet of the definition given:  3. (verb) to show dislike or disapproval of someone or something by shouting “Boo” slowly I suppose now is as good a time as any to be writing a ghost story. “Meddling Kid” Jane looked upContinue reading “Trifecta Writing Prompt: BOO”

MicroHorror Story Contest Submission

I recently submitted a piece of flash fiction to MicroHorror’s Halloween Story Contest. The editor, Nathan Rosen, has it up on the site along with the other contest entries. Check it out! My sub is called “There Be Giants.” This is my short attempt at describing real terror. Fingers crossed on this one, guys!

Trifecta Writing Prompt: PHANTOM

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 isContinue reading “Trifecta Writing Prompt: PHANTOM”

Story of the Week #8 — “State Forests” by David Ryan

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 manContinue reading “Story of the Week #8 — “State Forests” by David Ryan”

The first issue of NEAT. is now live!

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 proudContinue reading “The first issue of NEAT. is now live!”

Novel excerpt — Prologue

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; raggedContinue reading “Novel excerpt — Prologue”

Story of the Week #7 — “The Proposal” by Amelia Jane Nierenberg

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 myContinue reading “Story of the Week #7 — “The Proposal” by Amelia Jane Nierenberg”