Weighing Paths

As another month winds down to a close, I’m eager to bring my latest tale to my patrons. When I pulled this month’s poll, I toiled with the concepts for a drama. Despite having a plethora of tales circling about my mind, sometimes it’s a little difficult narrowing down the cacophony to a single storyline. However, the moment I narrowed my options, the rough idea of a tale swelled to the forefront. This month I’ll focus on a little sibling drama, specifically Tiatha’s relationship with Leodor...

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Renewal

The moment I finished writing both Barriers and Merchant, I turned my attention to my patron’s final story for the month, a thriller. Whenever I think about thrillers, one of the first ones I think of is Phone Booth. It’s a wonderful psychological thriller that leverages a mysterious antagonist, who manipulates and controls the protagonist, Stuart Shepard. Every scene leans into the anonymous phone call to drive every aspect of the plot...

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Merchant

When I finished writing Barriers, my mind shifted to focus on the second story for my patrons, a Science Fiction tale. Unlike Barriers and the Thriller, I didn’t have a single clue where to take this story. The only thing that I knew was that I wanted to focus on the Drifter and her crew. So, with the cast selected and my imagination freed up, I turned my attention to my patrons’ next tale...

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Barriers

Every year I’m convinced that it’ll be the one where I get all the writing I want to do done. Unfortunately, my day job and other responsibilities pull me away from what I love, and I find myself staring at the deadline for the month. However, that looming deadline does wonders to spark my imagination. When I pulled the results of my genre poll for September, my mind started wading through potential storylines. Eventually, I settled on blending some fantasy elements with the first genre, an Action/Adventure...

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Distraction

The moment I finished Banter and Replenished Defenses, my mind churned, seeking the baseline for a potential mystery to give Mr. Rickman. While I’m placing pieces to have my master thief battle my implacable investigator, the underlining story isn’t ready to pluck from the depths of my mind. So in the meantime, I’m chipping away at their broader world. As potential storylines emerged from the murky shadows, a couple pieces of inspiration crept to the surface...

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Replenished Defenses

With Banter finished, my attention shifted to the second story for August, a fantasy. From the moment I pulled the genre poll results, different ideas floated through my mind. However, with the end of the month looming over me, I decided to blend my fantasy tale with some historical facts. Instantly, Samuel’s story erupted from the depths of my imagination. Fresh off of using all his enchantments to fend off Jameson’s family, Samuel returns to New York city to leverage his friend’s magical expertise...

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Banter

As work, classes, and the rest of life pile up, sometimes it is difficult to find the time to write. While numerous stories are floating through my mind, most of them keep getting shelved in favor of the stories I own my patrons. Up first this month is a drama. Thankfully, I had the perfect tale ready to go. In the last few months, stories surrounding Kyle Rickman and Jessica Calhoun created a perfect opportunity to have them officially cross paths...

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Art Roundup, week of August 27

As we continued to wander through the habitats of Mill Mountian Zoo, each of the sights and animals were wonderful to see. Head over to your favorite image and comment on its DeviantArt page...

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Art Roundup, week of August 20th

As we continued to wander through the habitats of Mill Mountian Zoo, each of the sights and animals were wonderful to see. Head over to your favorite image and comment on its DeviantArt page...

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Art Roundup, week of August 13th

As we continued to wander through the habitats of Mill Mountian Zoo, each of the sights and animals were wonderful to see. Head over to your favorite image and comment on its DeviantArt page...

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Art Roundup, week of August 6th

After stepping into the zoo, my wife and I were eager to explore all the habitats. While some of the critters weren’t up and about, some just didn’t position themselves for quality shots. Of course some of my favorite ones were the visiting avians...

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Breached Defenses

As the month marches to an end, I push my stories out to my patrons. With Infiltration and Onslaught complete, my attention shifted from successful defense to the breach by Jameson’s family. Despite all of Samuel’s secrets and sorcery, the sheer numbers of Jameson’s family are too great to overcome. While our hero protected the jail and the criminal for a while, eventually the unstoppable nature of the criminal family broke through his defenses. Unfortunately for Samuel, he’s still waiting for Pearl to return with the calvary...

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Onslaught

With Infiltration finished, my mind fluttered to the second tale for July, a historical fiction. Despite the logjam with this month’s first story, I’d been toying with this storyline from the moment I finished Bounty. Fresh off completing his job, Samuel knows that the local sherif is ill-equipped to deal with the oncoming storm. With absolute faith in his dragon and his abilities, Samuel beings to prepare for the onslaught of the Jameson’s family...

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Art Roundup, week of July 30th

Once we parked atop Mill Mountain, we marched across the parking lot toward the zoo. Along the way, we meandered through the Wildflower Garden. Unfortunately, we visited at the wrong time, so we did not get to see too many blooming wildflowers. However, we got to see a beautiful water feature...

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Infiltration

Despite another busy month, the moment I pulled the results of the poll, my mind began churning at potential stories. While I had a couple thoughts for the final two stories, I couldn’t think of a single storyline for my master thief. In the past, I’ve focused on individual jobs, highlighting aspects of her character and skill. In fact, those are reasons I continue to delve into her mysterious past. However, up to now, I’ve avoided exploring those in her immediate orbit. So after a lot of debate and back and forth, I leaned into an episode of White Collar for some inspiration for this tale...

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