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Tag Archives: short stories
Putting Stuff Up
I’ve been putting some stories up on Amazon and Smashwords – I’ve got close to 75 that could go up there, so it’s slow slogging but eventually everything will be up on Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords. Here’s the categories they … Continue reading
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Why I Don’t Want to Read Your Story
I get a lot of requests to look at people’s stories. Sometimes people just send them to me. This has prompted this post, but it is not directed at any specific recent requests. I’m sorry. I really am. I know it’s a great story. But here’s some reasons why I’m not thrilled by your offer to let me read it.
Posted in career Tagged critiquing stories, editors, how to critique stories, online workshops, short stories 11 Comments
You Should Read This: The Serial Garden by Joan Aiken
Joan Aiken is most familiar to readers for her children’s novels such as The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and Black Hearts in Battersea. But she was a talented story writer as well, producing Dahl-esque modern day stories that often rely on supernatural elements.
Posted in you should read this Tagged joan aiken, MG writing, short stories, ya writing, you should read this 1 Comment
Last Week of the Clarion West Writeathon: Reward for Donors
It’s the last week of the Clarion West Write-a-thon! Donate now and you’ll get the donors reward, a file in the format of your choice containing all the writing I’ve done over the course of the Write-a-thon plus a couple of bonuses.
Posted in write-a-thon Tagged clarion west, primaflora's journey, rappacini's crow, short stories, wip, write--thon, writeathon 6 Comments
Grandmother’s Road Trip
This story, which I’ve offered up as free online fiction, owes much of its inspiration to my actual grandmother and is faintly, ever so faintly, autobiographical. It tells the story of a cross-country trip pursued by an ominous toy. Continue reading
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A Frame of Mother of Pearl
On her twenty-fifth birthday, two days after her true love’s disappearance, Hattie had her scalp tattooed with the twelve celestial houses. They marked off her head in long pie-shaped wedges, Scorpio over her left ear and Taurus over the right. When she stood still, no matter the location, she chose to stand in alignment with the sky, so the spidery black demarcations reflected the patterns of the stars Continue reading