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Eligibility Post for 2019 SFF Awards

Eligibility Post for 2019 SFF Awards

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

Time Jumps: 2018 Review and 2019 Foreview

Time Jumps: 2018 Review and 2019 Foreview

Let's do the time jumps agaaaain! We're going to travel with our imaginations. I'll lead. Ready? I imagine... a world regrowing from the ashes of recent fires... reuniting after evil is replaced by public servants in governments... and new readers searching on my favorite themes and tropes. Yeah. Of course, I have little control over … Continue reading Time Jumps: 2018 Review and 2019 Foreview

NaNoWriMo: Thrills to Counter Chills

NaNoWriMo: Thrills to Counter Chills

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

The Writer in the Corner: On Characterization

The Writer in the Corner: On Characterization

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

More Cocky Trademarks: Weird Stuff

More Cocky Trademarks: Weird Stuff

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

Flash Fiction: Chapped Hips

Flash Fiction: Chapped Hips

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