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Google terms

I find my google terms are a weird combination of perfectly sensible things…and maybe things that say I need a break. My recent history includes “airplane cop” I couldn’t think of the term sky marshall! It is something I love, I know that a word exists and I know I want it but I can’t quite make my brain get to it fast enough. Google to the rescue! Also looking through my Google terms list I can clearly see as…
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False Gods

False Gods is my answer to a new challenge from the terrible minds of Chuck Wendig. The challenge was roll a random number generator and get two sub genres and mash them up into something shiny and new. I got technothriller and mythology. I’m not entirely sure I hit either of those genres exactly…But hopefully it’s still enjoyable. False Gods We will remove all false gods from the world. One by one. I surveyed the murder scene. The woman was…
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We live in the future now

Some links I’ve rounded up for you. I make no promises that they are all recent, but they did all interest me and I wanted to share. Some of substance, some less so. (Mostly they have substance.) Adorable puppy gif Because adorable puppy gif. Who Owns the Word Ghost? Copyright and words and gaming oh my! The word “ghost”. Other words that have had copyright attempts put out there “candy”, “scrolls”, and “let’s play.” Sciencey things Potatoes on Mars I’m…
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600 Second Saga

I’m starting a podcast at the end of March. It will be 600 Second Saga. It will be a flash fiction podcast. 600 seconds (or 10 minutes) or less of science fiction and fantasy delivered as a weekly podcast. I will be writing and reading my own works, but I’d also like to read flash fiction from other authors. I am in search of pieces that are 1,000 words or less that float anywhere within or near the sci-fi and…
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I don’t Facebook-my characters do: Facebook Invasion

Over at Terrible Minds Chuck Wendig threw down a confusing but interesting flash fiction challenge. Tell a story using a social media platform (FB/Twitter/etc). Yeah, ok Chuck, I’ll grant you, it’s hard to explain! Basically an epistolary using your social media of choice. An interesting challenge. Not one I’m sure I’ll be quick to repeat, but difficult things are good challenges. Though I do love reading messages and tweets from superheroes, I’m not sure that is the kind of writer…
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Alone – Again

A couple of updates and then onto another flash fiction piece (or jump ahead for Alone – Again). Update: Publishing Thieves has been updated and remastered and is out now on Amazon for $.99. It will also, hopefully, be out soon on Audible as an audiobook. (Check back for updates on that.) I will also have another audiobook (I’m reading someone else’s book) coming out soon on Audible. I’ll announce that when everything is finalized and it is available. Update:…
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Ring of Bullets

Another flash fiction challenge from someone else’s title thanks to Chuck Wendig. I selected Ring of Bullets and I went weirdly literal? I feel like there are a lot of places to go weirdly literal with Ring of Bullets. Last time I selected a title no one else had picked and then as the stories started to filter in it was one of the more popular ones. So I’m just going with the one that grabbed me when I read…
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The Crow of Nine-World

Another flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig:  The Crow of Nine-World. This one was the best, because I didn’t have to come up with a title. And I hate titles. Pick from a list of titles and write something.  While “The River’s Mask” was very tempting I went with The Crow of Nine-World. A quick pause before we get to the main action. I’m considering starting a podcast to put the audio in. I’d love any feedback if people would…
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Cold Escape – A flash fiction challenge

Why? Chuck Wendig threw down some sort of gauntlet filled with geese and assassins and lightening. And also pretty pictures. Because what good is a goose without a pretty picture? I don’t understand either. I’m secretly not entirely sure he understands. Shh. But what I do understand is a challenge. This challenge was to write a 1K flash fiction piece about a photo from a random photo generator. Show me! The lovely photo I selected (in part because it’s a…
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Read more

Read more Read more is one of the top words of wisdom on how to be a better writer. I like to think I read a decent amount, but I don’t read much outside my favorite genres. I like what I like and I spend a lot of my reading time there. Which is great. Reading is valuable. And hopefully I don’t start reading so critically that I find the fun of it slipping away. Read out of genre I…
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