Tag Archives: short stories

Applying Lessons in 2020

Whoops. Sorry. The problem with taking time off from the blog is how easy it is to forget to come back when you’re busy. At least I only missed my mark by two days. That’s why there was no poem … Continue reading

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The Beneva Wizard

For your enjoyment, this week I’m sharing a short story originally written in 2017. It’s Ontyre fantasy, a holiday story set in Raspell, Pannulus. It’s the tale of sixteen year-old Phrilla, orphaned since soon after birth. Phrilla works as a … Continue reading

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It’s 2015 All Over Again

Yes, it’s 2015 all over again. That is, it is for me in one aspect of my life that parallels an experience that began in August 2015. In this, 2019, my planned Short Story December crashed because novellas happened. It’s … Continue reading

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One Location Leads to Another and Back Again

It’s amazing the strange routes my mind takes on the way to exploring a part of my world. Back in November, 2015, and after finishing my second NaNo project, I launched into writing short stories. They’d finally clicked for me … Continue reading

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What I Write – Revealed with Short Stories

What do I write? Like all writers it’s a simple question on the surface and a more complex question when you dig deeper. Explaining is easiest if I use the four short stories posted on the website as examples since … Continue reading

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Immense and Inadequate Writing Plans

I’m back to continue my look at my plans for 2019. I first talked about my short range goals that included fixing the Pannulus map and editing the Pannulus stories written in December, especially the Thornwillow tales. Tied to that … Continue reading

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Short Story December Fallout

I’m continuing to look at my plans for 2019… This week my focus is on another short-term goal, and that’s making an initial edit of all the short stories I wrote in December. If I write them I have to … Continue reading

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December Win-Win

What happened? I really should ask myself that question, but then again I already know the answer. My Short Story December with a laid-back goal of four short stories over the course of the month … well, it hasn’t quite … Continue reading

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One World, a Million Stories

Last week I talked about my Short Story December. Currently, I’m working on my fifth short story for the month. It’s all a part of my end-of-the-year treat and an enjoyable change of pace. After completing a novel in November, … Continue reading

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Short Story December

The NaNo dust has settled. In the end, there were 143,867 words written in November that produced a novel. In editing there’ll be plenty of cutting, but there are a few missing pieces, too. How long will it eventually be? … Continue reading

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