Archive for Writing

My New Portfolio Website

Book and Pen

I just realized that I never posted an update about my writing portfolio website that I mentioned in a previous post. My portfolio site, went live back in January. My portfolio includes some of my favorite articles, short stories, and other writing projects that I have worked on. I hope to use this site to gain more freelance writing work or to get hired in a regular job as a writer. If you are looking for a writer, please check out my site. My contact information is listed there.

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Stray: A Short Story

black kitten

“Stray” is a short story about a small black kitten who is abandoned time and time again before finally finding a loving home. A must read for all cat lovers.

Stray: A Short Story

I was brought here at the end of autumn, as the final leaves fell to the ground, the winds got colder, and the nights became the longest that I have ever known. I didn’t know it then, but my life was about to change, forever.

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The Crow’s Cry: A Short Story

A crow flying

The Crow’s Cry is short story of betrayal. The entire village turns on their back on their healer Abigail and her lover Sarah upon accusations of witchcraft by a stranger who recently arrived in their village.

The Crow’s Cry

As the flames crept up her dress and engulfed her bound body, Abigail gazed out into the crowd. So many familiar faces who had once relied on her and her craft now looked upon her with derision and fear. The bishop stood in front of the raised platform, chanting in an ancient language she could not comprehend. Abigail gasped as smoked filled her lungs. She was determined not to let the mob see her wince in pain as the fire rose higher, scorching her skin.

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NaNoWriMo 2015


NaNoWriMo starts today, so I might not be posting much this month.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with NaNoWriMo, it is a yearly writing challenge to write the first draft of a 50,000 word novel in one month. It takes place every November. I haven’t participated in a number of years, but I would like to give it another shot. I’m not sure if I will have time to write 50,000 words, in addition to classes and work, but I will sure try!

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The Knock


Here’s a spooky short story that I wrote for Halloween. Enjoy!

I was sitting on my chair in the living room, drifting in and out of sleep. After some time, I was awoken by the chime of the clock as it struck twelve. I didn’t mean to sleep for that long. I was just resting my eyes.

In a half-awake daze, I was startled by a creaking sound from somewhere outside. Several moments later I heard the sound of someone, or something, knocking at the door. I struggled to get out of my chair. My legs aren’t as strong as they once were. I slowly hobbled to the window, but I didn’t see anyone there. It must have been my imagination, or perhaps the wind.

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The Spiced Pumpkin Village


My newest book, The Spiced Pumpkin Village, is now available through Amazon. The Spiced Pumpkin Village is a lighthearted Halloween-themed story about a girl who finds herself transported to a magical world. Along the way, she learns to accept a part of herself that she has kept secret from even her best friend, as she finds herself developing feelings for a pumpkin spirit girl she meets in the Spiced Pumpkin Village.

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Stardust and Ash: A Collection of Short Stories


I just published a collection of short stories and poetry entitled Stardust and Ash. It is available from Amazon and will be available from other major eBook retailers soon.

Stardust and Ash is a collection of seven science fiction short stories and eight poems, each tied together by a theme of tragedy, loss, and accepting our own mortality. Each story shows the darker side of the human condition. Whether planted firmly on Earth or residing in the far-flung corners of our galaxy; whether living in the present day or in the distant future, the human experience remains much the same. Though we can experience much joy in life, we also must experience much sorrow and pain. The stories in this collection illustrate the latter. Don’t expect a happily ever after from the stories collected in Stardust and Ash.

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Camp NaNoWriMo!


I haven’t done NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for the uninitiated) in several years, but I’ve been thinking about trying to edit and publish my 2005, 2006, and 2008 NaNoWriMo novels, as well as getting back into writing on a regular basis. As though the universe heard my thoughts, I got an email yesterday about Camp NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo is a month-long writing challenge in which participants attempt to write the first draft of a 50,000 word novel in one month. The event is held every year in November. Camp NaNoWriMo is the same thing, but in June and August this year.

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