In the story I’m brainstorming for (see here and here), the tale of a Christmas superstorm that’s rather sprawling but has as its heart Georgia Roadhouse, a character I invented, who has a vacation house in the Shenandoah, the very heart of the storm, and … Continue readingThe Lives of Georgia and Decca: More Thoughts
My last update on the brainstorming process for my story came a few days ago, and I have some new material! I won’t actually write it, let alone release it, for a while, since it’s bulging into a novel-length concept, and I’ll be busy with … Continue readingChristmas Blizzard: More Brainstorming
Working up the scenario for my Great Christmas Blizzard, which I’ve decided will take place in 2045 (because why not make it take place the same year as the great rogue comet in one of my other stories, right?), I find that my attempt at … Continue readingThe Ultimate Storm?
I’ve been thinking up one of my capricious little vibes: the Great Pyramids at Giza, far into the future, long since restored to their original glory in pristine blinding-white limestone, all the artifacts and the mummies now house in museums returned to their tombs, the … Continue readingSupernova over the Pyramids in the Far Future
I was reading up on the Flying Dutchman last night, which I can’t help but feel is the coolest thing ever (to the point that if I got an alt I’d style myself “Willem van der Decken”, i.e. its legendary captain), and I came across … Continue readingA World where if You look far enough You’ll see Yourself…
I’ve already shared some thoughts on my concept for a follow-up on a plot thread in “Orphans of Opry Tower” (a story I’ve completed but not published): a character named Fia and her impending big makeover, along with her desire for hot sex and, above … Continue readingA Shipwreck Date in the Kelp Forest?
In my yet-to-be-published story, “Orphans of Opry Tower”, a pair of teenage twin siblings are friends of the orphans, even living in the same tower as they do, and the close and nigh-exclusive relationship between the twins is disrupted when the brother, Fintan, brings home … Continue readingFia After Opry Tower
It won’t be too long before I’m leaving on my jaunt to Cascadia — not even two weeks from now — so now is not a good time to start writing a story. It’s always a good time, however, to brainstorm for stories! And lately … Continue readingAn Outer Solar System Odyssey: More Thoughts
My latest story, which I guess I’ll title “Orphans of Opry Tower”, after the lead characters (helps that I’ve thought of it by that title for many months now), has crested 30,000 words since I started actually writing it, as opposed to conceptualizing it (see … Continue readingOrphans of Opry Tower: Now Writing
“Orphans of Opry Tower” was becoming a sad story that hit a bit too close to home, but I’ve had an inspiration: to spice it up, why not lean into it and go full goth? After all, orphans wandering into a creepy island full of … Continue readingOpry Tower: Going Goth?