NaNoWriMo is coming along swimmingly. So far, I’m ahead of schedule. I’m not killing myself off, both because I don’t have to and because I don’t want the quality of my writing to suffer (too much). But I wanted to take a moment to think about projects that didn’t make the cut. Sometimes you write … More Where do you bury the bodies?
Ruhanna’s Flight and Other Stories by Jeanette O’Hagan. By the Light Books. 259 pages. Once again, I have joined the group of Christian speculative writers on Goodreads who have agreed to honestly review each other’s books, and once again, I am glad I did. Ruhanna’s Flight is a collection of short stories that is unlike … More Review: “Ruhanna’s Flight and Other Stories” by Jeanette O’Hagan
Grand Marshall E. Pluribus Unum was bored. Bored and worried. He looked out through the picture window of his home overlooking the small country of Lilia and sighed. It had been five years since peace and independence had been declared. And not much had happened since then. Nothing but prosperity it seemed. Farmers had returned … More Short Story: “The Great Cantaloupe War”
October 19, 2021 San Agustin, New Mexico Rubik watched the yellow cloud of dust on the horizon drawing closer to them, the lone rider on his brown horse galloping fiercely across the New Mexico high desert like out of some western. “Look at him,” Rubik said, staring at the distant figure of Eli through … More Short Story: “Deal With the Devil”
“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” Mark 8:36 NIV It isn’t until you look the Devil in the eye for the first time–really look at him–that you realize that you have seen him before. I was actually going to introduce this story as the time I … More Short Story: “The Devil Went Down to Tulsa”
Sir Johnathan de Armes, first Captain of the White Guard, recipient of the Golden Medal for Valor, keeper of the second knights crown with double ivy clusters, and royal bodyguard to the Queen, sweated profusely in his bent, burned, and broken armor. He leaned heavily against the blackened stones on the walkway leading up to … More Short Story: “Paladin”
I am the faculty sponsor of the Rough Writers, the student creative writing club here at Southwestern Adventist University. We’re pretty open and loose about what people can bring to the group to be critiqued, and inevitably there is at least one or two writers in the group whose favorite genre is fantasy. Many would-be … More When Nonfiction Becomes Fiction…and Vice Versa