Drinks and a Favor

When I created Darren Gilbert, I didn’t think his world would expand. However, one of my original pieces of Micro Fiction was a fantasy. Initially, I didn’t know the best way to ground the tale, but after giving it some thought, it made sense to reach into the distant past of Darren’s new school. Unfortunately, life got in the way and that brief duel got lost in my sea of stories. After languishing for almost a year, I stumbled onto the micro-tale while filling my writing journal...

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Art Roundup, week of August 22nd

Despite my rash of line art for Ramas Caldwell, he wasn’t the first character that I wanted to bring out of my work. That honor belongs to Harrison, one of the main characters from Harrison & Sylvia: Crossroads. While I’m constantly striving to become a better realistic artist, my friendly mad alchemist kept knocking on my mental door. That piece of cartoon line art will come to my patrons and DeviantArt watchers soon. However, in the meantime, enjoy the work that I’ve posted to my various galleries, including Underwater Shell and Spinning Top...

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Engraving

Despite all the demands on Darren’s time, he refuses to skip the private classes with his teachers. However, Arlen knows the load Darren is voluntarily taking upon himself, and she is hesitant to burnout such a promising student. As a result, she pulls back on the individual sessions. Unfortunately, Darren isn’t willing to accept the loss of this aspect of his education. After the fifth canceled session, Darren waits until the other students leave, and he seeks to continue his extracurricular studies...

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Flash Fiction

Consensus

After Darvin explored the first ship that Rylan and his father-in-law provided, he completed the selection of the pilots for the reconnaissance mission. Over the next couple of weeks, he used various intermediaries to transfer the ships and the equipment to the best sites for inconspicuous launches. Once Darvin prepared each of the improvised locations, he sent a message to the three people he shielded from Liam’s forced relocation...

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Uninvited Guest

Fresh from writing Guilty Mind and Anchor, I focused my mind on August’s last story for my patrons, a mystery. Back in July, I completed the first challenge for this year’s Flash Fiction competition, Seeking Justice, another mystery. With flash fiction’s word limitation, developing a mystery can be difficult. However, the inspiration for my entry proved to be a wonderful way to explore a crime...

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First Date

Yesterday I received an email from NYC Midnight about the upcoming Micro Flash Fiction challenge. Instantly, my mind tugged at the memory of the initial Micro Fiction challenge. While I enjoy writing Flash Fiction, I was a little skeptical about limiting a story to 250 words. Eventually, I pulled a prompt from the list and I wound up with a comedy. Fortunately, I wound up writing Apartment’s Tree. It was a campy little comedy and that gave me a taste to write more comedies. It also proved how foolish I was to dismiss this type of writing...

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Art Roundup, week of August 15th

Despite the hectic nature of the last couple weeks, I’m thankfully getting myself back on track with these artwork roundup posts. Hopefully, I’ll be able to replicate this with the rest of my writing. Out of all the images I published to my DeviantArt galleries, I am excited about the watcher and patron exclusive of Ramas Caldwell and a pair of digital paintings that were born from liquifying some lines...

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Anchor

Fresh off finishing Guilty Mind, I shifted my focus to a ghost story. However, this time, instead of exploring a shade with a note, I wanted to explore Lucas’s past. Similar to Darren Gilbert, I created Lucas to satisfy a writing prompt. Despite the time since Tattooed Home, I still remember wondering how I could craft the story while focusing on getting a tattoo. Thankfully, my mind satisfied this conundrum by connecting several concepts, merging them into an alchemist that can create homes for ghosts in his body...

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Art Roundup, week of August 8th

As I continue pushing my skills with characters, I’ve continued to explore Ramas Caldwell. Despite only appearing in my Micro Fiction (over at Ko-Fi), I’ve become enamored with the character. During those brief moments of exploration, I’ve witnessed this character remove his helmet multiple times. Each time Ramas removes his helm, I try to stress how scarred his eyes are. While I haven’t revealed how Ramas can interact with the world despite his disability, it’s something I detailed out a long time ago. Since I want to offer his origin tale to everyone, keep your eyes peeled for his tale...

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Terms

When I pulled the prompts for this month’s Micro Fiction, I looked at the Science Fiction one and instantly yearned to pair it with my smugglers aboard the Scythe. While I knew the characters who would feature in this micro-narrative, I couldn’t come up with a story about this interesting crew. Since I had other tales with pressing deadlines, I put this story aside and dove into the other projects...

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