This is the opening for a new story. What are the questions raised for you? Would you keep reading? Updated 12 Sept 2020. The Path of Magic — Novitiate Seek not wisdom from staring into this abyss 1. The shop-front windows rattled with the first tram of the day. Shadows cut dark lines through the … Continue reading A New Story?
Damascena, Thorn of Lore -- in the Libra edition of the Zodiac series, coming your way soon, soon, soon in September. Yep. You read it right -- 'Damascena, Thorn of Lore' by Cage Dunn
First, the What? An update, short and sweet. The back is not behaving, and much as I try to scroll through the WP feed, I fail to get far. Keeping up, but not regularly. I'm still here, and there will be a return. When? When the back is good enough to park me in the … Continue reading Mid-August, already?
Two sisters, bound by the traumas of a childhood of institutions, foster-homes, and living on the streets. Bound by more than blood. The younger woman, the wiser and more stable woman, sets her sights on a life of normal. Pella plans to buy a house somewhere, a home that's always there for them. The hard … Continue reading The Ties that Bind
Now that I've submitted the most recent project to a publisher for consideration, it's time for a new story ... How about this one? Idea: “Has it rained in the last two weeks?” [she] asked. No one answered. She spun around, hands on hips. Three of the four candidates frantically tapped at devices. Jayce gazed … Continue reading An Idea Pops Up
There's an anthology on Smashwords (and distributed more widely, except to Amazon) called Purpose. In a few weeks, it's going the way of the dinosaurs. Unpublished. It's not that I don't like the stories, but they've done their time and I'm currently looking at finding a few more shorter stories to make a new anthology. … Continue reading Going, going … soon to be gone
It's been on the backburner for a while, and as I have so much trouble staying online for more than half a minute at a time, this is what you get. It's a bit of fun, and one day it may be a real story. This is how my stories start life: Two: Robbers, Roos … Continue reading An Idea
There's a lecture series that goes up on YouTube (2020 Creative Writing Lectures BYU) and the most recent one was about short story writing. Now, anyone who knows me also knows I can't give a simple instruction without going over the limit. Truly. So I watched it (twice) and did the exercise. First, this is … Continue reading How To: Short Story
Mistakes happen. They do. Lots of people make them, and that's why they taste so sour. What did I do? Confession time, I fear. Well, I bent a trope and the rope in the trope has a knot in the end that belted me on the backside and left a blue bruise. What? Oh, okay, … Continue reading Bending Tropes
This was supposed to be: How to Find a Reader … And it started like this: Ooooooh! BookClubs - love bookclubs ... which one? There are bookclubs out there, and places readers can apply to get pre-published books as long as they do a review. There are places readers can go to find books published … Continue reading Take a Holiday in a Story