Author: P. Joseph Cherubino

The Elephant Foot: A Short Story

Roger woke again that night at the urging of his bladder. His shuffling footsteps made bass drum sounds against the thin plywood of the cabin floor. Roger passed through warm clouds of his own breath as he grunted towards the door. The air outside was not that much colder than the air inside, but he did not shiver as he slipped his calloused feet into the boots placed strategically beside the door frame, toes pointing to the woods. With a grunt and curse, he slipped on his insulated flannel shirt and pushed out into the night. Starlight lit the way to his pissing spot, and his boot laces dragged behind like a wake. He’d chosen a particular tree to favor with the twice-nightly stream that insisted on flowing these days. He noticed these events growing more frequent the closer he got to his fifty-fifth birthday. He pondered the problem of aging as relief made his eyes well but not stream as he gave a secret smile to the trees in celebration of a trip well spent. He leaned against the bark and let his eyes drift into the shadowed woods. This first week of October already saw many of the leaves begin to change color and drop. The fertile waft of their decay smelled slightly sweet. The mountain breeze changed direction, forcing Roger to shift his position against the...

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Sign up to the mail list for exclusive access to The Pull, a #litrpg short story from Realm of the Nine Circles. In it, you will find out how Dante got his start with immersion VR. Learn about the two engineers who developed the first immersion VR harness and the very first person to live inside a video game. Download the story...

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Serving the Audience

I am currently working on a batch of short stories in the Realm of the Nine Circles world with my writing partner Amy Hopkins. The first R9C book was fairly well-received, but we clearly missed the mark with some very important story aspects that the core LitRPG audience expects. The short stories are a way for us to atone for those transgressions and really show the reader how the R9C world works. The short stories will cover Dante’s grind from a level 1 all the way up to level 40. Dante is an experienced player, from the Generation I game era who lost his favorite character in the conflict of book I. We are already having great fun at the start of story one. If you would like to know more, sign up for my mailing list. If you have comments or suggestions, please feel free to hit the contact link or better yet, comment...

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Welcome to the Blogosphere of P. Joseph Cherubino

Greetings P. Joseph Cherubino here, blogging from the Writer Shack (TM);  a secure, undisclosed location, deep in the mountains of West Virginia. While traveling the PJC Blogoshere, you will discover information about my current books, works in progress, information about independent publishing, and random musings about my many and varied interests. I look forward to seeing you on the...

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