Almost Everything

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

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Bloodlines, The Working Document

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

Bloodlines

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

Legend (Revised)

Women and men from generations earlier erected the arena out of rusted chain link fencing, rope salvaged from fishing nets, and moth-eaten exercise mats. A warehouse battered by cluster bombs sheltered the arena, and fine mesh screens blanketed portions of the roof which these ancient explosions bred. Molten glass from window panes crystallized in disks inside… Continue reading Legend (Revised)

A Different Way to Look at Plot and Character

I've talked about the structure of plot in a previous article, Writing Tips: Science and Six Plots, and so instead of delving further into structure, the intention of this article is to explore the relationship of plot and character and whatever nuance may arise from these two concepts. I've come to this topic as a… Continue reading A Different Way to Look at Plot and Character