A Discovery in the Snow, Part III

Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash I realize it’s been over a month since I last posted, but I hope to post more frequently beginning today. For starters, here’s the next installment of my multiple-part story “A Discovery in the Snow.” Part of the idea for this story comes from this prompt. You can read the previous installments…

The Minstrel’s Tale (Throwback Thursday)

Today I’m posting the beginning of a story I started writing back in the spring of 2013. One of my best friends and I had been playing a story game while travelling somewhere on a bus, and the story we invented became the basis for this one. Recently I was looking back through some of…

The Dragon and the Flutes (Throwback Thursday)

Photo by Ricardo Cruz on Unsplash   Here we are at Throwback Thursday again. This time I’m sharing a short story I wrote about six-and-a-half years ago. *** The Dragon and the Flutes Once upon a time on the edge of a great forest there was a kingdom. This kingdom was neither large nor small;…

Chapter 3

Photo by Lee Miller on Unsplash   “Right here,” said Nick, pointing, “this is where I woke up.” The tide had long since washed away the impression his body made, but he could still feel the sand in his mouth and the cold damp seeping into his thin clothes as he lay. The others looked…

Chapter 2

Photo by Lee Miller on Unsplash The carpet smelled of dust. Nick buried the resulting sneeze in his borrowed sheet and sat up on the air mattress, gazing around into the dark. A shaft of moonlight cut through the gloom and illuminated the end of Levi’s bed, a small mountain range darker than the rest…

Chapter 1

Photo by Lee Miller on Unsplash   Nick held his breath, watching the others, trying to read their faces. Enoch’s was a potent swirl of murderous intent and barely-masked terror. His fingers twitched, unable to keep still. He had been in the middle of putting on a particularly violent battle with his figurines. By now…

The Dishboy’s Quest

Today’s Throwback Thursday story is one that I started writing for my college writing group, way back in March of 2012. The prompt was “love,” I think, and though this story doesn’t fit the theme, once I started writing it I could hardly stop. It’s not finished, but glancing over it again I remember how…

The Monster in the Rain

Before I dive into today’s story, I want to share a recent revelation. I’m not sure how exactly to describe it, but I’ll do my best. When I was younger, I couldn’t write anything without feeling frustrated. I couldn’t capture the stories in my head. I couldn’t seem to write anything with which I felt satisfied, no…

Stolen Blood

This story, readers, is the thing I meant to post yesterday. I’ve been thinking about the idea of Gothic fantasy for a while, being a lover of both, so here is my attempt at writing it. It’s been a long time since I wrote anything in the Gothic literature vein that I so adored during…

What Happened at Midnight

I first wrote this story over five years ago for a fiction writing class. It has remained mostly unvisited since then, until now. The clock announced midnight in a resounding voice, and one by the one the Stories ventured forth. Out of the dark cavern of the author’s mind they came, some hesitant, some bold,…