Flash for this week: Achieved!

Just finished a flash horror/suspense/SF’ish piece for this week’s write-a-thon installment, featuring an unusual pair of shoes and their placement, as well as a little slice of Portland culture. “Based on a true story.” Well, the shoes were true, anyway. Written entirely during the duration of AmaZine Day, so it has super extra PDX literary awesomeness!

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AmaZine Day @ IPRC

I will be tabling today at AmaZine Day at the Independent Publishing Resource Center, 2 to 6pm! Come out if you would like to buy a back copy of some of my writing, find out more about how to sponsor me in my write-a-thon efforts, and see what the Portland Zine community has to offer. More details available here, and here.

Write-A-Thon Week One

OK, so I was a little distracted by events in the past week or so… Pedalpalooza here in “Sunny” Portland, Oregon… busy season at work… Pride Weekend… but I did sit down and bang out most of story number one. It is called “Shadows Will Fall.” A fun fantasy/psychological thriller or disturbing horror piece that is shaping up nicely.

… But, it may not be flash! That is, it may want to turn into a full blown short story. Eek!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates… And if you haven’t already, please help spread the word on this ongoing project series.

Write-A-Thon Week One

OK, so I was a little distracted by events in the past week or so… Pedalpalooza here in “Sunny” Portland, Oregon… busy season at work… Pride Weekend… but I did sit down and bang out most of story number one. It is called “Shadows Will Fall.” A fun fantasy/psychological thriller or disturbing horror piece that is shaping up nicely. It’s inspired, in part, by the real-life struggles of someone near & dear to me… although I think he’ll be more than happy he doesn’t have the kind of life challenge that THIS protagonist winds up having!

… But, it may not be flash! That is, it may want to turn into a full blown short story. Eek!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates… And if you haven’t already, please help spread the word on this ongoing project series.

Clarion West Write-A-Thon, Meet My Brain!

I am excited to share that I just got approved to be part of the Clarion West Write-A-Thon for this year!

It runs from June 18th through July 27th. My goal during this time will be to crank out (at least) one new piece of flash fiction per week. I’ve been looking for an excuse to sit down and write a bunch of fun flash pieces, and now I get to do it for a good cause– helping raise funds to help Clarion keep going strong. Who could ask for more? (Well, besides sitting down for a pint with this year’s instructors- such as Chuck Palahniuk— but my plate’s pretty full this year anyway… I know I’ll get to attend CW, the workshop, one way or another one of these days.)

So…! Please visit my page and sponsor me as I go about the business of writing my butt off for over a month. You will be rewarded with a mess of very tiny, but awesome, stories for your personal collection, not to mention a warm and humanitarian glow in yr heart. Go HERE. Click on the little “donate” button. They’ll take care of the rest.