Category Archives: Writing

Bookmaking

The mystery is complete! It’s titled Fatal Harmony now. Next up, I want to put the finished stories into a book. So far I’ve come up with a few titles and covers for the anthology.    Revision is the name … Continue reading

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It’s a Mystery

  I hate classical music, so fortunately for me the concert was cut short halfway through the William Tell Overture—sadly, so was the conductor’s life. I hurried toward the stage and flashed my badge. “Detective Ryan Harding. Everyone please remain … Continue reading

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Awakening Wrapped

Part IV of Awakening, my latest short story, which is more novelette length now, is edited after critique group review pointed out some needed changes. I’ve just finished the story with Part V. My sweet bride, Clarice, has reviewed that, and it … Continue reading

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Awakening

I woke up with grass poking in my ear. And up my nose. “Oh, no, not again.” Blinding sun blazed red through my eyelids. I knew I was in my front yard. I could hear Fred Willoughby’s mower. It always … Continue reading

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Willie ‘n’ Me

A new story begins… My name’s Orville. Orville Turpin. I was four in 1862, the year the Union Navy hung Pa for piracy in the Dry Tortugas. Ma said that was a dirty lie. She told me he was a … Continue reading

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After Akron, then what?

Okay, I’ve finally finished Akron Aftermath. A recent critique group consensus said that I shouldn’t murder a bad guy’s daughter. Apparently stuffing her lifeless form into an antique furnace was a bit too dark for Akron’s SSSF (Sorta-Silly-Sci-Fi) genre. I … Continue reading

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Just West of Clovis – Cover Art

Somehow, I keep getting wrapped up in doing cover art for my stories. Here’s some for “Clovis.” Maybe someday I’ll have enough stories for an anthology of my own. Then perhaps I’ll actually be able to use this stuff.

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