Wednesday’s A Moment…

Every year, my baseline seems to slip a little lower. I fight it full throttle, no excuses, no mercy. I remember a young man I had as a patient. He had cancer. He was dying. He was in love. They tried everything. Nothing was too strange. Nothing was off the table. Every minute was precious … Continue reading Wednesday’s A Moment…

Saturday Storytime – Jackie, Jackie

Writing is a bit like painting for me. I layer one idea over another, a dollop of more detail here, a swirl of emotion there. There's a lot of re-reading and asking, "why?". This first draft doesn't have those layers, so it may feel like an overheard conversation or a brush of bird's wings. It's … Continue reading Saturday Storytime – Jackie, Jackie

Saturday Storytime – A Decision Too Late

This story is an exercise in having fun with first drafts, stretching boundaries and creativity, and giving back to my readers. If you like what you read, leave a comment or consider my Patreon. Thank you. For those needing to catch up, here's the Table of Contents. A Decision Too Late Mistress Nora was eating … Continue reading Saturday Storytime – A Decision Too Late

Miscon – The Ascension, Part Two

I talked last time about the overall experience I had this year at the convention. Today, I want to share some of the lessons I learned from panels. Family Dynamics (Esther Jones, Maggie Bonham, Danica Waters, and Dean Wells) The most profound of the tidbits was given by Dean Wells. He said, "Family is shorthand … Continue reading Miscon – The Ascension, Part Two

Saturday Storytime – Rags and Rhymes

Happy Saturday! If you need to catch up, go here. Rags and Rhymes Rags and Rhymes smelled like sex. There was no nice way to say it, so no one mentioned it, but everyone thought it. Jackie didn’t mind. It was one more potential thrill to light up her senses, and tonight she could use … Continue reading Saturday Storytime – Rags and Rhymes

Miscon 31 – The Ascension, Part One

Last year, I felt I was given permission to write what I wanted. I didn’t have to be the next Virginia Woolf or Jane Austen. Fantasy was fabulous. Science fiction was valuable. So, I went home and wrote Ferals & Blights. I entered the Writers of the Future contest and won a Silver Honorable Mention. … Continue reading Miscon 31 – The Ascension, Part One

Saturday Storytime – Lily Quee

Yes, I know. It's Sunday. Late on Sunday! I'm at Miscon, the fabulous SFF convention in Missoula, Montana. I'll be writing up a post soon about the things I've learned this year, and the super-cool and sweet people, so keep an eye out for it! If you need to catch up, here's the link to … Continue reading Saturday Storytime – Lily Quee