Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner–Double Sight

flight-airport-airplane-plane-34631 pixel photo In the warm darkness, Jove took stock of his surroundings. The sound of his own breathing, the taste of stale air, the sting where broken glass had cut his hands. With his eyes covered, at least it was peaceful. A shattering of glass pierced the silence. His heartbeat escalated into a gallop….

Stream of Consciousness and Throwback Thursday #16

Photo by SHTTEFAN on Unsplash Gah, I really need to get back into a regular writing schedule. As I write this post, I am sitting at the counter in a coffee shop, sipping an iced coffee and watching the world go by. This morning I woke up with a spark of inspiration to write today, but as often…

Throwback Thursday #15

Photo by Linn Creutzer from Pexels Today’s snippet of story is a fragment I wrote during the holiday break leading into 2013. I had set myself the goal of writing at least 500 words every day, which had some interesting results. In reading back through my work at that time, I can see the improvement…

Throwback Thursday #14

Ugh. I want to get back to posting regularly, but there’s this thing called motivation that I just don’t have at the moment. Anyway. Here’s a short piece for today’s Throwback Thursday post, written in the fall of 2014. *** It began with a journey and an unfortunately-misplaced cat and a monstrous puddle of muck….

FFfAW–The Visitor

Photo prompt credit: wildverbs The moon had long since risen, but I sat wide-awake and upright in my desk chair, listening to the visitor outside the door. My stomach knotted with dread, which quickly subsided.  I had grown accustomed to dread and to the knowledge that, as a boy, I had made a decision that…

Throwback Thursday #13

I’m a little late with this post because yesterday turned out to be a full day, but here I am now. The following story is one I wrote over five years ago, while taking a class in which I got very bored and fidgety. This story just sort of happened without a lot of thought,…

Writing Blahs

I am not in the mood for writing today. I don’t know exactly what kind of mood I’m in, but it’s a not-doing-things kind of mood. Somewhere in the depths of my mind I had a plan to write a nice flash fiction piece based on a prompt, post it, and revel in the likes…

Throwback Thursday #12

Today I’m posting some poetry I wrote almost nine years ago. At the time I was kind of obsessed with the poetry of Algernon Charles Swinburne and tried to mimic his style in a lot of the poetry I wrote. The poem below is no exception. (You can read the specific poem I was emulating…

Recent Artworks

It’s been a long time since I posted my artwork here. That’s because I’ve been lazy and only today got around to scanning and editing the things I’ve finished in the past two months. Here are five of my most recent pieces with their titles. I would be happy to consider print requests of any…

WIP Wednesday

My brain’s all discombobulated at the moment because I just learned that one of my best friends, whom I’m going to visit on Saturday, just got a little dog and I’m SO EXCITED. As in, can-hardly-sit-still excited. I absolutely love dogs. I’ve had dogs around for sixteen years of my life (at one point I…