The Story-a-Day wheels go round and round…

For various reasons (most of them having to do with being my own worst enemy), I've avoided sending out more query letters and stories. I'll be trying to make a change in that regard this summer. Thanks for everyone who supports my efforts. Writing and making art solitary endeavors in some ways, but such things …

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Going in Different Directions Isn’t Just for Story-a-Day May

Today's Story-a-Day May prompt was to write about characters wanting to go in different directions. I considered various scenarios--the couple traveling and wanting different destinations, the arguing between friends deciding to stay home or go out, the debate whether the fellowship should go through Moria or over the mountains. Lots of stories have this basic …

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Mad May

Today's Story-a-Day prompt was for a one-sided conversation. I actually happened to write one earlier, so I went back to a prompt I skipped--a story in a sonnet. Sonnets are beyond my skillset, but I gave it a try. My iambi pentameter game is weak, y'all, and since trying to have it published anywhere would …

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Story Monster

Sometimes stories feel like monsters. They take on a life of their own and that life is very big. Some of my Story-a-Day efforts feel more like apparitions, insubstantial, slipping away when I try to get hold of them. Months from now when I look at these stories again, some will still be thrashing about …

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