Hello. These are some of my stories.
The silver lining of 2020? I found an extensive novel outline I wrote back it 2015, I knocked out a rough draft (it still needs a lot of TLC) but then, after listening to about fifty Story Grid podcast episodes, I realized most all of my middle build was filler. I switched my focus to short stories and I discovered I loved the format of shorter works!
This will be mostly short stories with a few of my thoughts on writing thrown in occasionally.
It was noon; the sun was high overhead, the skies were cooling, and the immigrant carpenters worked building the new houses; the ground in the new subdivision was a brown, cracked field of jigsaw pieces, the few shadows about pointed into the earth. The dog pulls at the leash, smelling something on the… Continue reading Yellow Bird
A teenager seeking help, settles for dinner “Hi, my name is Anastasia, and I’m a werewolf.” “Hi, Anastasia,” the room booms back, welcoming the newest attendee at Werewolves Anonymous Plano. The newest member looks bored. She doesn’t believe this type of talk therapy in a “kumbaya, isn’t this wonderful, see I’m just as… Continue reading Werewolves Anonymous
A man seeks revenge for the death of his brother The world spins and threatens to go away as the crater that was my right hip fills again with pain. I feel myself slipping towards unconsciousness; I steady myself against the dashboard, will the dizziness to pass. I got to focus. I am… Continue reading Valerie