Simultaneous Submissions

I’ve written a little about my adventures so far in flash fiction.  I’ve been doing this for less than a year, meaning I’m still getting my toes wet, but over the last several months I learned a lot. The sad truth is writing flash fiction and short stories for literary journals typically won’t result in... Continue Reading →

My Flash Fiction Journey

Since summer of 2019 I started to delve into the world of writing and submitting flash fiction.  For those who don’t know flash fiction is a short story generally no longer than 1000 words.  Each publisher defines the term differently, some places take up to 1500 words while others limit submissions to 500. Flash is... Continue Reading →

No Fear While Writing

Should we be afraid to write what we want?  When posed this question, I would imagine most authors would say a resounding “No!” Authors tend to hate censorship and believe the publish should decide with their wallets/purses what is or isn’t good instead of a governing body.  What if instead the governing body is a... Continue Reading →

Those Darn Titles!

Have you ever written a paper in High School or College that you feel was excellent, but the title was an elusive monster that just would not reveal itself?  I have, especially on those assignments that allowed me to pick my own topic.  Worse yet, when I was required to do a creative assignment, it... Continue Reading →

The Value of Humans

Sci-fi and genetics go hand in hand.  Speculative fiction gets to explore many “what if” scenarios.  Cloning and genetic modification are staples in the genre which is an indirect way to ask the audience, “are people commodities or do they have infinite value?” Today I ask my readers to explore this question themselves and come... Continue Reading →

Wholly Evil Peoples in Fiction

It has become a common theme in fiction to have specific people groups or fictional races depicted as wholly evil.  If they aren’t portrayed as completely evil, the people who make up the antagonist army are at least rarely if ever seen in a non-belligerent way. There are the orcs of Middle-Earth (though Tolkien wasn’t... Continue Reading →

A Nerd Not into Anime

Do you consider yourself a part of nerd culture, but don’t have an avid interest in Anime or Manga?  I’m talking to those who by all accounts are nerds.  You enjoy D&D, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc. but you cannot get swept up in the Anime craze that has... Continue Reading →

The Story Behind “Goandria”

The magical, mystical, and strange has fascinated me as long as I can remember.  When I was a kid I became swept up into two stories, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.  Admittedly, I spent an embarrassing amount of time watching the SyFy channel (then spelled Sci-Fi).  It comes easy for me to... Continue Reading →

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