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Reflection Lake

Reflection Lake

A man drives his motorcycle up to a lake he heard about at the local gas station. He grabs the beer and sandwich he bought and walks out on the pier. Settling on the bench, he notices odd reflections on the water, but finishes his […]

Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse

I park behind the biology building, my home away from home. The dorm closed for Christmas break catching me unaware I would be homeless for three weeks. Was that in the fine print? The biology building is where I got a work-study job that never […]

The King Slayer

The King Slayer

“We could storm the castle. I can make swords for everyone”, booms the blacksmith while hammering iron on his forge.   “I don’t know how to use a sword and neither do most of us in town”, yells the baker as loud as he can over the noise of […]

Frog Up High

Frog Up High

This story was posted earlier but when my website was hacked, the story disappeared. There was once a frog who lived in the five acre woods by a beautiful pond with many other frogs. He was not content with his life with the other frogs […]

NaNoWriMo Killed My Muse

NaNoWriMo Killed My Muse

I committed to doing NaNoWriMo this year and started off well. But my work schedule and limited energy due to my illness (Fibromyalgia) have stressed me out of writing. Everyday, I have been verbally harassing myself for not writing enough so the flow of words […]

I’m Doing NaNoWriMo 2016

I’m Doing NaNoWriMo 2016

After debating since Camp NaNoWriMo in July, I finally committed to NaNoWriMo this year. I’m planning my novel now with character descriptions and backstories. I have the rough outline of the scenes. But I have never written fantasy so now I have a world to […]

Poor, Poor Mary

Poor, Poor Mary

Mary perched on a vacant stool and looked beside her to the man sitting next to her. The place was noisy and busy but Mary couldn’t just sit there quietly. She never could. “Have you been here long”, she said loudly to the man. “Just […]

Characters for Carousel Ride

Characters for Carousel Ride

I’m spending hours working on the characters for my novel Carousel Ride. The main character is Natalie Noffke. She is a teenager who is awkward in social settings but excels in math and science. Her father is a quantum physicist and her mother is a […]

My First Rejection

My First Rejection

My First Rejection I received my first rejection today from CricketMedia for my submission for LadyBug. The only comment was it didn’t fit. Kinda like a shoe, I guess. So I created a new label in Gmail called rejections and promptly labeled the rejection and […]

Camp Nanowrimo – July 2016

Camp Nanowrimo – July 2016

Camp Nanowrimo I have signed up with the same band of writers for Camp Nanowrimo as last year. I don’t have a really lofty goal this year, just 5000 words. Might up that to get some flash fiction written along with my homeless veteran story. […]