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From - The Patterns of the Birds

This story has had a long life.  Originally written about 2010, I wasn’t satisfied with it and left it alone until recently.  Now, revamped and renamed, it may be ready for submission.   382 more words


NaNoWriMo is Coming

I really want to do NaNoWriMo again this year. Last time, it helped me finally dig in and start a novel, pushing me to get 50,000 words in before the end of November, and then finish it over the following months. 215 more words


On trying to write erotica

My main experience with ‘erotic literature’ is the bodice-ripping type that I went through a stage of reading in my early twenties.

In these tales the sexual encounters were nearly always rape, and this means the heroine’s virtue remains intact despite the fact that she ends up enjoying it. 841 more words


Monday Writing Prompts-Tree Carving

This week’s prompt is inspired by this photo-

Who carved the heart? Maybe it’s a couple who return to the tree after years apart? Perhaps someone stumbles upon it while hiking…. 7 more words


Small Town Compliance

A short story for the Yea Write Weekly Writing Challenge:  (This is a cool challenge and a neat site.  Check it out!)

Roxy walked past the general store and out toward the cow pasture.  763 more words

Does Writing Matter?

What does it mean if I’m a writer? What does it mean if I write horror? I could blame the wool suit, and now momentum. I can say I have no choice. 955 more words

From The Bohemian

New story still in the works.  I originally wanted it to be around 1500 words but think it will end up about 2200 after all.  This is a piece from the end. 399 more words