Writing Longhand

The more I write, the more I find that I prefer to write longhand instead of using the computer. (It's worth noting that the computer RULES for editing, rewriting, rearranging, and otherwise molding a story into the right shape.) I always start a story by hand. I scribble notes and write a page or two.... Continue Reading →

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Overheard Through an Apartment Wall in a City Orbiting Jupiter

This is a little flash story I cobbled together while feeling adventurous about format and framing of stories. And, as usual, about the future. It seemed fitting to post it following the arrival of the Juno craft at Jupiter. Hopefully the WordPress text editor won't make too much of a hash of it -- I'll do... Continue Reading →

Broken Rice: Word Cloud 2

A month ago, I posted a word cloud for a work in progress, Broken Rice. It was around 8,000 words long then.   Since then, I reached a "I don't know what to do with this next" point, then let the story sit for a while and worked on other things, then picked it back up... Continue Reading →

New SF Short: “I Pledge Allegiance”

Pictured: cover model and artist and damn fine stepson Erik Elliott. Find your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, iTunes, and/or Smashwords. The blurb (LENGTHY PREVIEW BELOW): Keshawn Bolling lives in a future of total government control. His religion, his education, even the length of his hair are dictated to him, Worse, his... Continue Reading →

Aunt — A New S.A. Barton eBook

A short story, about 3200 words. Young Becky shares a home with a preoccupied father, a mentally ill mother, and an awful secret... something... that speaks to her from under the basement stairs. To reveal that secret and put it to rest will demand confrontation, and a wisdom that neglected Becky will have to find,... Continue Reading →

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