FEED, Part Two

And now the hopefully anticipated ending to the short story Feed. As warned, it gets a bit on the gruesome side in this part. Quite graphic actually. Also, a reminder that the full story is available on my Short Fiction page which can be found with the link in this post or by using the tab at the top of this page.

Enjoy! Please feel free to let me know what you thought about this story. Good or bad your comments are welcome- and honesty is the best policy. Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading

FEED, Part One

Welcome to another Tuesday. This week I’m being self-serving once again! I have for your enjoyment (I hope) a new short story written by me. Another venture into the realm of sci-fi, one of my favorite places to exist. I have to warn you, it’s going to get a bit graphic in the second half of the story. Also, due to length I’m cutting this one in half again. The first part is posted for you below and the second half will be posted on Thursday.

Along with the second part on Thursday I will be posting the entire story on my Short Fiction page. Just use the tab at the top of this page or the link contained in this post to get there. The Short Fiction page holds all original short stories written by me. Sometimes my mind finds itself in strange places, so why not write about it? Enjoy and please feel free to let me know what you think for better or worse- honesty is always the best policy. Thanks for stopping by. Continue reading

Flash Fiction Challenge, May 24

Another Friday, another Flash Fiction Challenge courtesy of Chuck Wendig. This week our topic was psychic powers. With a random number between 1 and 20, I found myself with an 11- Astral Projection. Astral Projection is the ability to transcend the physical form, it is the idea of the ‘out-of-body-experience.’ Out of the 1000 words for the short I used 993. I had fun writing this one, I hope you have as much fun reading it. Thanks. Continue reading

The Lasting Myth of Structure

For anyone who has ever written any form of story, both fiction and non-fiction, an interesting thing occurs subconsciously to form the basic structure of the narrative. It seems that through the countless eras of Human culture, the way we relate a story to one another whether verbal or written, this format has become hard-wired into the brain. Any storyteller, even if not conscious of it, has written within the confines of this mythic structuring. I was surprised to find that everything I had written was cut from this base mold when a dear friend of mine first gave me a copy of The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogel, first published in 1992. It was amazing to see that this ages old mythic structure was still the foundation fro literature today. Continue reading

Flash Fiction Challenge, May 17

Happy Friday everyone.

And being Friday it’s time for another fun trip through Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge! This week’s challenge is to write a 1000 word short with one of five randomly generated character concepts. I found myself laughing as I read the first one: a carefree mother is captured and enslaved by an army of orcs. That’s the ticket for me. This time around I thought I’d take a light-hearted and comical approach to the story.

Every Friday there is a new challenge and a fresh page waiting for your 1000 words. Write on!

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Orc! -Or My Mom Will Shoot

Penelope sat quietly in the dark. Outside her small room she could hear grunting and thick guttural voices. They were awake now and would be coming for her soon, as they did every morning. She had been taken prisoner almost a year before, enslaved by the vile Orc War band known as Spear Tusks. No one had come for her, no one would. The village had burned and she was likely thought dead, her body lost in the pile of the other hacked up humans.

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