This post is an expansion of "Time Jumps: 2018 Review". Messy details are presented here for later reference. Works Published in 2018 Most of my science fiction and fantasy (SFF) last year was flash fiction. Below is a list. Short stories and one poem published on Medium.com. Of note... "Love Letters" (Feb) "Disconnect" (Feb) "Wrangling … Continue reading Eligibility Post for 2019 SFF Awards
Category: Fals’ Fiction
National Novel Writing Month is officially over! I joined NaNoWriMo with a project called Hills Under His Shining Star. By the 10th day, I was stuck at a tenth of the month's goal. My official count of the story draft on the last day was 18,675 words. That means I wrote over a third of … Continue reading More Hills to Cover: NaNoWriMo 2018 Review
This is a status brief for the tenth day of NaNoWriMo. My novel draft stalled at just over 5,000 words while my state's midterms elections, technical issues, and physical troubles worried through my free time. That means that a this of the way into the month, I'm a tenth of the way into my project … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Chilling on the Climb
Howdy, readers. It's that time of the year when thousands of writers go crazier than usual. Does everyone know that #NaNoWriMo kicked off today? Ya? Guess what? I'm participating. You can follow my attempts through November to write what will either develop into a sci-fantasy M/M romance or a romantic fantasy about queer oracles & … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Thrills to Counter Chills
A writer in one of my groups asked how to avoid cookie-cutter characters. That got me thinking about the main characters in my flash fiction. It's what most of you know me for, I'm pretty certain. So, who are my characters on Medium.com? What do they do...? A creepy narrator commits murder of passion. [This … Continue reading The Writer in the Corner: On Characterization
I've already draft seven more posts about how the cocky trademarks popping up might give everyone a hard time in the near future. The research alone is draining. I don't want to spend much time on post headers for each announcement of these ridiculous-appearing trademark applications. You're going to see repeats or nothing in header … Continue reading More Cocky Trademarks: Weird Stuff
A security guard returns home to a surprise from his boyfriend. “Chapped Hips” on Medium is cocky flash fiction about a gay vampire's cowboy-themed adventure at home. It was originally available on the Patreon membership platform. When Patreon clarified in emails that they want no erotic material on their site, I closed my creator account … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Chapped Hips
My supervillain/-hero flash titled "Locked up, Tight" won second place in Scribophile's Through the Eyes of a Villain contest! The contest...
Celebrating Valentine's Day by giving away a short story. Boyfriends Lexi and Aaron show affection in unusual ways in this sweet romance set in the future.