This blog will shift away from installment-based web fiction to promotion for more conventional unified novels, starting with what will be my first novel ever published – The Cleaners.
Man’s Best Friend, Zombie’s Worst Enemy, Part 18
Stacy and Ethan climb Forsythe Summit, with Julia close behind.
Man’s Best Friend, Zombie’s Worst Enemy Part 7
On the hunt for the dead, Stacy felt alive. She descended further and further into the wooded valley, she felt as if any moment she would run into a story every bit as good as the Thinking Bear. Her loyal dog Blas De Lezo followed close behind her, whining his complaints and whipping his head…… Continue reading Man’s Best Friend, Zombie’s Worst Enemy Part 7
Man’s best friend, Zombie’s worst enemy part 2
The bear tilted its head to the side to ponder its new visitors. Blas crept up to Stacy and put his teeth around a fold in her loose jeans, administering a gentle but insistent tug. Stacy glanced toward Ethan and saw Princess, eyes on Blas, approach. She opened her long jaws, displaying long teeth that…… Continue reading Man’s best friend, Zombie’s worst enemy part 2
Mellow Winter: the larvae of the black soldier fly
The larvae of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) has many uses for human beings, and unlike other insects in the natural world around us, almost never causes horrifying death.
The Soul of all Things, Part 1
Folding Chair in the police station had not accepted itself. Hundreds of consciousnesses struggled inside its metal frame. “I am Rock” they clamored over each other. It would take them time to accept that, under no power of their own, they had become one inside a body of steel. A dozen souls in the plastic…… Continue reading The Soul of all Things, Part 1
Don’t rely on a flaky muse
Is it writer’s block every time you don’t get to your keyboard and write? It’s very romantic to suggest that as a writer you have a capricious muse who either visits you or does not, but I don’t believe that it is a rule that artists have to be whimsically flaky. I can tell you…… Continue reading Don’t rely on a flaky muse
The Truth about Spirit Lifter (Revision 2)
The Ability of Gary Cudgel Revision 5: Added hints of Evamae’s fishing line trick (ten minutes) Trimmed down to 2484 words (2 hours) The Truth about Spirit Lifter From the desk of Lance Corporal Philip Silver, USMC, Retired You have no reason to trust me, but finally the relevant parties have passed, and I am…… Continue reading The Truth about Spirit Lifter (Revision 2)
The Truth about Spirit Lifter
This is the fourth revision of “The Ability of Gary Cudgel”, and the big deal here is that I had my official reviewers group look at it. They identified directly what my friend may have been intuiting when he suggested I add more political commentary. There was really hardly anything at all in the previous…… Continue reading The Truth about Spirit Lifter
The Ability of Gary Cudgel Draft 3
This time I received some advice to add more of my usual satire and political commentary, but this story is actually a deliberate departure from that style. I believe my target audience will appreciate a story that takes the chicken soup for the soul recipe and adds a little flavor of the supernatural. In this…… Continue reading The Ability of Gary Cudgel Draft 3