Sin-Eater…the beginning of something new…0300 writing…unedited…

The sins of my past weigh heavily upon my mind. I was more than I had ever been, but I was not a good man. I did not care that I wasn’t good, as long as I was proficient. Right and wrong are constructs to divide us into sides. Wars can’t rage if there’s notContinue reading “Sin-Eater…the beginning of something new…0300 writing…unedited…”

NaNoWriMo July Camp…Project: Rhianna’s Chalice…unedited…

Good afternoon. I am trying to prepare myself for NaNoWriMo’s July Camp. As usual, I am behind on my preparations. This time, I figure I will work on Rhianna’s Chalice, since I did not complete it last year. There is something strange about the story, and it hinders me from completing it. For a guyContinue reading “NaNoWriMo July Camp…Project: Rhianna’s Chalice…unedited…”

A Blade in the Dark…Chapter Thirteen…unedited…

The entry way was dark, but the sound of pump shotgun being racked was familiar. From the darkness, Huck called out, “Step inside and keep your hands up.” I stepped inside. “Shut the door, Konan.” I shut the door. “Lock it, and then get on your knees, interlace your fingers behind your head, and lookContinue reading “A Blade in the Dark…Chapter Thirteen…unedited…”

A Walk among the Trees…unedited…

There’s this area I walk from time to time. To get away, to reset my mind and body, to hear something other than the screeching of modern life. In this vast park, I find my soul.  I’m overdue for a walk among the trees. The serene bubbling of rushing water is calming to my harriedContinue reading “A Walk among the Trees…unedited…”

Words…a few thoughts…unedited…

Today’s word of the day from Merriam-Webster is jingoism. It means, “excessive patriotism or nationalism, especially when marked by a belligerent foreign policy.” I subscribe to various sites like Merriam-Webster to improve my vocabulary. Words have meaning and it’s important to know what a word means. Of course, now we have censors who rush aboutContinue reading “Words…a few thoughts…unedited…”

Rain, Rat Terriers, and Prep for upcoming competitions…unedited…

Good evening, everyone.  It’s blown up a storm here. Thunder is crashing across the heavens, dark clouds are looming, and the wind is fierce. I am inside, typing this of course, and playing nursemaid to three Rat Terriers.  One, Jake, the oldest of the trio, is having a nervous breakdown under my table. Chunk, theContinue reading “Rain, Rat Terriers, and Prep for upcoming competitions…unedited…”

A Blade in the Dark…the conclusion to Chapter 12…unedited…

Lilly and I sought help from a hacker named Huck, in hopes we could locate something in the financial records of Rev. Caster and the Hendricks family.

A Blade in the Dark…Chapter Twelve…unedited…

Reverend Caster sat back down. Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks sat down as well, an uncomfortable silence filled the room. Lilly and I stood. “Let’s talk about the sinner formerly known as Ana Marie,” I snapped. “What sin has a three-year-old committed that requires ‘purging’ per se?” No one said anything. Lilly watched them, so didContinue reading “A Blade in the Dark…Chapter Twelve…unedited…”

Clown World: Book Two. The beginning of Chapter 2…unedited…

Chapter Two: Camp Charlie Isaac Smith and Jayson Rodriguez stood guard in Tower 6. The tower stood a lonely vigil on the southernmost point of the camp. Two hundred yards of open terrain ended with a sheer rockface of a cliff. Higher-ups had decided multiple towers would waste resources needed elsewhere for such a destituteContinue reading “Clown World: Book Two. The beginning of Chapter 2…unedited…”