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Celia, my day nurse, knocked and entered the room I shared with Farty Arty. I never called him that to his face, but the nickname sure as hell fit; the guy was the Mount Vesuvius of bad smells. Continue reading “For When it’s Time to Go” by Shenoa Carroll-Bradd
Celia, my day nurse, knocked and entered the room I shared with Farty Arty. I never called him that to his face, but the nickname sure as hell fit; the guy was the Mount Vesuvius of bad smells. Continue reading “Farty Arty and the Visitor” by Theo Fenraven
This morning, I saw a man who looked just like my brother driving a car that looked just like mine. Makes you really rethink what they say about parallel universes. Or is that universi? I always mix it up with octopus. It’s not even a special morning either, which is disappointing. If I was to discover a parallel universe where my brother got the Honda … Continue reading “Moving Perpendicular to Time” by Evelyn Benvie
Every night for the last ninety-nine nights a story had saved her life. She was Shahrazad, wife and slave to King Shahryar. Each night she told a tale of adventure, or intrigue, or love to the king. At the end of each story she made sure to leave some mystery unsolved, some question unanswered. By doing so she hoped the King’s curiosity would get the … Continue reading “A Tale Unwoven” by David Monteith
A little while back, I talked about getting your story started. That was a quick kind of intro to how to take your story ‘idea’ forward into something that can begin to take shape as an actual story. This post officially starts the StoryCraft series that covers all sorts of techniques and considerations for going the distance. You’ve got a story idea: now it’s time … Continue reading StoryCraft: Five Principles for Beginnings
There’s a crack in the wall and no one agrees on how it got there. Papa says the foundation shifted, but the wall didn’t want to go with it so it split right down the middle. Bubba keeps telling me the wall’s getting ready to drop the ceiling on my head. He likes messing with me, though, so I don’t believe him. Out of all … Continue reading “Cracked and Broken” by Shawna Borman
A goal like “completeness” or “true love” is fine for a good thematic backbone of a story, but how will the reader measure a goal like that and whether your character achieved it? Continue reading Five Tips for Starting Your Story
Chapter One: Amelia Shit happens. That’s what my godmother always used to say. “Amelia,” she’d tell me, waving a half-drank martini over the cheap little kitchen island she so loved to congregate around, “there’s no rhyme or reason to the world sometimes. No one deserves what they get, good or bad. It just happens. Shit happens. Remember that, honey. If you hunt for meaning in … Continue reading A Spell for Death Teaser!
Gorgons, Chimeras, and belligerent leprechauns. All in the life of the last Promethean. After fleeing with Ronan and landing in the cursed city of Boston, we must claw our way back to what remains of the resistance. Cryptic allies offer us assistance and without any other resources, we’re forced to trust someone who is reliably untrustworthy. Gabe struggles with his identity, and Fitz is trying … Continue reading Against the Gods: The Last Promethean, Book 2
B.C. Palmer is here to break genre conventions, torture characters, and make readers howl in frustration. Readers’ tears actually make him more powerful. Continue reading Author Profile: B.C. Palmer