Month: June 2014

10 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Better

Part of the whole writing gig is, well, writing. It’s pretty much a given that authors build a platform to market and promote their word-babies to the masses.…

In the Eye of the Sandstorm

A gust of wind stirred up the dust of the deserted street. It stung the stranger’s face as he led his burro into town. He brought his free…

Bigtop Bulge

So, you see, I’m really quite worried about your health. Have you been feeling fine? Oh, healthy as a horse, you say? (I guess you shouldn’t have eaten…

Clown Car

Cuddles, you go first. No, you go first, Stinky That’s Twinky. Not when you had beans for lunch. I was hungry And this is a little car The…

Knife Master

I probably shouldn’t have been drinking last night. I smile at my lovely assistant as I heft and feel the weight of my knives. Perfectly balanced, but was…

Strange Love

There once was a lady, hailing from the circus Whose beard was so long, she would curse it But there was something about her I was smitten, her…

Milk

Eunice sniffed the milk carton left on the counter and wrinkled her nose, swallowing hard against her rising gorge. Photo by alisdair

Riding the Train

Riding the hover train this time of night always made me sleepy. The route passed through seedier parts of the city, so I took to people-watching to stay…

A Quick Tour of Social Media for Writers

Part of the writing game is marketing (talking about your work) and publicity (getting others to talk about your work). And that generally means using social media tools…

What’s a Dwaithelord?

Dwaithelord — an honorific for the tribal leader of a coven of dwarven wraith soul stealers. Traditionally male, Dwaithelords are honor-bound to defend their their subjects to the…

Shardik

Shardik woke to the high-pitched laughter of the woman and growled quietly to himself. He took to sleeping in the heat of the summer afternoons more often as…

Jake

Jake hobbled in to the kitchen and half-sat on his haunches. The old dog’s hips didn’t quite have the elasticity for a proper sit. He more or less…