Joyful Chains

The moment I finished Detained and Securing Secrets, I turned my attention to the final story for my patrons, a ghost story. While I’ve created some exciting characters who are capable of exploring this genre, I have a special place in my heart for the ghost stories that focus on a guiding note. As with anything that you develop, the core concept that I stumbled into with Journey of Thanks has grown and developed over the almost five and a half years...

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Securing Secrets

After completing Detained, I dove headfirst into the next genre selected by my patrons, a drama. Despite being willing to blend most of the genres my characters inhabit with a drama, selecting one is always the trick. I’ve come across a saying that I think has some relevance to this issue: “paralysis by analysis”. The rough meaning of the saying is that as we over analyze any situation, we ultimately lose the ability to make a choice. In fact, we usually let the opportunity pass us by...

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Detained

With May rapidly coming to a close, I forced myself to sit down and stare at the first genre for my patrons. While I eventually reached for some story cubes to craft my prompt, I want to highlight that I’ve not been honoring my intention of publishing all the content I want, let alone creating it. I do have a back catalogue of work that is itching to be written and brought to the world, but other obligations and projects have been consuming so much of my time. Despite being close to the end of the current project, I’m still not in a place to advertise what’s been capturing most of my free time...

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Art Roundup, week of May 13th

If you keep you eyes open, you’ll be amazed at what you find in the world. This week, in addition to some beautiful flowers, I’m bringing you a bit of whimsy from my old chiropractor. While I can’t or more accurately won’t advocate any medical paths for you, I enjoyed the trips, especially when my back wasn’t feeling well. Thoughout the year, he would decorate the skeleton who kept his patient’s company while they waited for their adjustments. And for those who want to see the many pics of the pooches consider buying access to the gallery...

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Art Roundup, week of May 6th

While I’ve always captured things that make me smile, sometimes I forget about them. Thankfully, images captured by my camera get backed up to the cloud. Though I don’t always het a chanvce to go through the backlog of what I’ve taken. However, on a recent exploration, I found a picture of something I snagged at a previous job. Ub addition to the singular pic from my distant past, I ulled some more recent images of flower beds...

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Trapped Partner

With the completion of New Roads and Arduous Harvest, I turned my remaining time in April to write the last story for the month, a tale of suspense. Unlike the previous stories, I had no clue what the story’s rough shape was going to be. Yet with some careful thought, I had an excellent idea take seed. A couple months ago I published an installment in my Partners series titled, Inquiries. While this tale does not pick up immediately after those events, it does highlight the depths of their friendship...

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Arduous Harvest

Upon completion of New Roads, I turned my attention completely over to the second genre of the month, a sci-fi tale. When I stopped to think about this one, my mind flashed to Firefly. While it was a short-lived television show, it boasted a unique premise and a wonderful cast of actors. Unfortunately, it lived a single season, but that blend of spaghetti western and science fiction made for some quality diversions...

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New Roads

I hope everyone has had a good April so far. Despite recent attempts to get back on a schedule for the flash fiction for my patrons, my other projects continue to loom over me and steal time away from me. However, as I’ve promised my patrons, I will always publish your stories. So as the end of April loomed over me, I thought about potential stories for both a note driven ghost story and my Partners series...

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Art Roundup, week of April 22nd

Despite not being strictly found in nature, the cultivated flowerbeds make me smile. It doesn’t matter how small or large the bed is, if done right, the splash of color does wonders to create a sense of beauty for those who see it...

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Art Roundup, week of April 15th

My favorite sights in nature fall into three categories: a sunrise/sunset, a waterfall (no matter the size), and everything under the water. However, with some recent views, cultivated flowerbeds are creeping into that short list of natural beauty despite being manmade...

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Art Roundup, week of April 8th

Despite having a nice DSLR, I’m not lugging it around every day. Fortunately, the technology inside smartphones has rendered my expensive frame and lenses borderline irrelevance for the day to day. While I still grab my camera when I’m expecting to see wonderful views, most of the time all I have on me is my phone and its built-in camera. So, when I see something that captures my attention, I whip out my phone to capture the sight...

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Art Roundup, week of April 1st

With another week of posting my art on DeviantArt, it’s once more time to bring the art to my site. Among those peices of art are some closeups of an Azalea bushes and the start of another series focused on some geese waddeling about a local shopping center. However, the final peice of artwork posted was another entry in my Man’s Best Friend series...

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Hunting Outlaws

First, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Easter. May you all have a wonderful day filled with family, friends, and joy. When I finished penning both Evading Pursuit and Hidden Theft, I turned my attention to the final story for the month, a historical fiction. Aside from knowing who would feature in this tale, everything else was eluding me. Which meant I sat down and stared at my laptop’s screen as I sifted through various potential ideas, instantly dismissing the vast majority of them...

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Art Roundup, week of March 25th

As I completed a small series of what I assume were geese, I turned to another short series. This time instead of following some waddeling avians, I’m kicking off a series of Azaleas. These bushes have a special place in my heart. Every time I see the flowering plants, I’m transported back to my childhood home. Unfortunately, the flowers don’t last all that long, so I was still lucky to grab these images...

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Hidden Theft

Upon completion of Evading Pursuit, I turned my attention to the second story for my patrons, a crime caper. While I enjoy exploring crime with Jessica, I wanted to twist the formula this time. So, instead of following her actions, I’m blending this tale with a hint of a mystery. As a result, I’m tapping Kyle Rickman to oversee Jessica’s criminal act...

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