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You’ll find short stories here. You’ll also find snippets from existing books or works in progress.
This short Story came from a writing workshop I attended at Ravencon. The workshop was run by Wendy Delmater, who happens to be a three-fisted-humdinger of an instructor. She has tons of experience as a reader, editor and engineer. She comes at the task and craft of...read more
Many Years Ago, When the World Seemed New Astrid choked on tears flavored with her own blood. She wouldn’t let Marvin see her cry, so she had waited until he walked away. It seemed like the punch had startled him as much as it did her. The anger behind it seemed to...read more
Here is another snippet from book 2 of the Wellspring Knight series. It's a cliffhanger because I'm feeling mean and manipulative this morning. I haven't had my coffee yet. Hope you enjoy. He snickered diabolically, then clicked the publish button. Excerpt: He pointed...read more
Just because I'm chomping at the bit to get this book published, here is a snippet to release some steam. Astrid Says Hello Moving through the winter woods at night was the perfect meditation for a Knight of the Well. With a heavy cloud cover subduing a nearly-full...read more
Over at Terribleminds, The Chuck Wendig challenges us to write a thousand-word flash fiction with the theme based on a song that resonates with us. I love Hungry Heart, by Bruce Springsteen. I sing it sometimes when I'm driving somewhere late at night. I sing it...read more
I am ridiculously happy to be working in the Kutherian Gambit Universe and writing stories in the Age of Magic epoch. My entry into TKG is called The Righteous Dregs. Here is an introduction to the main character. Background Astrid is a warrior far from home, exiled...read more
R9C3 Shippet (rough draft from Chapter 1): His friends and current quest companions were close enough for Kalmond to make out something else moving behind them. Its size was apparent, even past the frosted glass of the menu window that Kalmond dismissed with a wave of...read more
Thornbark's Run (This is a snippet from a stand-alone short story telling the story of Thornbark's experience right after the Game World War.) Thornbark galloped along the narrow forest trail at full speed. White lather sprayed from his hindquarters in thin sheets. He...read more
"Big engine coming," Merle said as he pulled up the collar of his GenI suit. The atmosphere was thinning out in the martian summer wind. They say it might take another couple generations for the atmotowers to fill out the Moab Crater. That is, if they don’t break down...read more
Chapter I It was the name. It stood out from the fog in my head like dim candle flicker. The incantation felt gummy in my mouth as I repeated it back to the shaman at the table. I’d heard the name before, but whiskey made the invoked images gauzy. I’d need to go...read more
(A LitRPG Vignette Underdog Story) Daryl ran through the forest as fast as he could, which was not too fast, considering he was only a level 3 and he was just a Mage with all his bonus skill points allocated to the intelligence attribute. Behind him, two chaotic...read more
(EDIT 5/13/18 This is a very rough draft. It could use more fleshing out. The visuals aren't there. For instance, the B-Coll City Spires look like a termite mound if termites used uncut gemstones to build their catherals. It was constructed from centuries of sludge...read more
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....read more
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...read more