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…

The Usual Writer Person Is Out Today

Dear readers, As you can surmise from the title, which I tried to make as straightforward as possible, the usual writer person has asked me to take over for her, just this once, in order to give her a break. I don’t trust writers because they tend to mess up the stories they’re telling, but…

Throwback Thursday #11

A little late, but oh well…Here’s a poem I wrote ten years ago. The form is a rondel, which you can read about here. *** If I beyond the earth could leap And snare the planets from their way And give them to my love to keep My hear fore’er, lest mind do fray,  …