“Buried in the Waves” —Flash Fiction Friday

“Look out there,” Bast said, pulling his boy close. Dentin squinted. “All I see is waves.” “Do you see fish? Pearls? Monsters?” “No.” “Men are like the waves. Hide our feelings beneath the surface.” “Like you?” “Yes.” “When I grow—” “No. Remember the clear shoals? Don’t hide. Talk to me.” If you like the vibe […]

Gilded Glass — A Fairy Tale Anthology

A while back I posted that writing and publishing are wars of attrition. Keep writing and learning, and you will get better. Keep plugging away at your novel and one day you will finish it. Keep submitting stories to magazines and eventually you will get published. Keep writing and publishing books, and eventually you will […]

Housekeeping & Upcoming Publications

I just realized that I haven’t posted on here in a month. *Cue some platitude/witticism about time getting away from us* I’m still here. Still writing. Still publishing stuff in the Eluthiya dark fantasy universe. Did I mention that? My dark fantasy universe consisting (at the moment) of A Battleaxe and a Metal Arm, Tales […]

“Haunted by Beggars” — Flash Fiction Friday

“You seen her before?” John asked, picking his teeth. I looked upon the haggard performer in the market and found I could not look away. “Maybe, but begs the question, from where?” “Ain’t been on this side of the world. Maybe she’s a ghost.” “Ghosts don’t follow people.” This is the first post of a […]

Where Does this Blog go from here?

Change is the one constant thing in this world. No matter what trend pops up, or what publishing platforms come and go, what genre is popular, you can bet your ass that eventually it will change. There is an ebb and flow to all things in life, and I’m realizing there might be with this […]

It’s Okay to Suck

The internet is many things. Today I want to look at it through the lens of a creative artist. I am a writer, but this blog post could easily apply to any artist, craftsman, musician, or performer. The internet has given us access to so much information on how to improve our crafts. It opens […]

We live in a Universe

Fictional universes are all the rage these days. Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, the Cosmere, and those are just some of the biggest.  It’s easy to see why from a writing standpoint: Flow and Marketing. What do I mean by Flow? For a writer, it’s hard to start from scratch. It’s infinitely easier to write something […]