Jacob Duckworth came home the same time every night. His coworkers at East Provincial Bank noted his leaving at four in the afternoon because he was the only grown man in the company with a backpack, and this sparked many rumors that climaxed in a security guard checking its contents because of the possibility parts… Continue reading Almost Everything
I recommend you read my story Bloodlines, before reading the rest of this post. The following document is a working document of my process for creating Bloodlines, and it explains the decisions I made while writing it. I'd like it to serve as a way to help you better get into my head as a… Continue reading Bloodlines, The Working Document
Rain assailed the street and concrete, and the lights of the suburban homes flooded into the darkness without. Jamal Epes watched TV alone in his small two-bedroom home. The wind rushed through trees and rattled shutters. At first, he thought it was a phantom sound, a noise so illogical that the only way to explain… Continue reading Bloodlines
Writing Tip: A Change of Pace https://libbysommer.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/writing-tip-a-change-of-pace/ — Read on libbysommer.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/writing-tip-a-change-of-pace/
It's called an AlphaSmart NEO. It's a dedicated word processor with no excess features like internet connectivity, etc. What do I call it? This little thing meant to teach kids to type (you know back when we had to teach kids how to type), is called my first draft machine. Every short story I've written since… Continue reading What The Hell Is That Thing?