A Coin, a Ball, and a 20-sided Dice

A Coin, a Ball, and a 20-sided DiceEvery coin has two sides. One side is the side you show everyone. On the other side: secrets you’ll never freely admit to, some of which you won’t even acknowledge to yourself.On the public facing side, ridges and curves make up that image people perceive when they see […]

The Art of World Building

​I’m sure there’s an actual expert on this shit who can tell you how to properly build a world. When it comes right down to it, we’re all just whistlin’ our own versions of dixie, so I’m gonna add my ante to the pot. I present to you two things you should try to remember […]

The Art of Getting Some

​Readers, pervert, get your head out of the gutter. Although, to be fair, I guess I could have titled the article The Art of Getting Readers to avoid confusion, but where’s the fun in that?Anyway, so you wrote something and you edited something and after all the bleeding and crying you’ve done to get this […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Once upon a time, there was this creepy kid named Macey. I know it sounds like I’m being mean, but seriously, if you took one look at this kid, you’d have agreed. I mean, it wasn’t some obvious disfigurement. I’m not a total douche-canoe. It was something deeper, seen only in her eyes. Something wasn’t […]

Tales from the Canyons of the Damned: No. 13

• § ☼ •~• ☼ § • It’s Here!! • § ☼ •~• ☼ § • For the Valentine’s Day edition of Canyons, I wanted to do something special. Something to do with love, obviously, but not like anything else I’ve ever experienced. I was going through some old posts recently and came upon some […]

Escaping the Wait

Cheers to fellow flash fictioneer, Nillu Nasser Stelter, and to her latest post–a most welcome reminder of good times–Rekindling the Flash Flame: A Bite-Sized Story. “The teenager walked in and sat down while her mom signed her in at the window.” “Abby… Not everyone likes to have their lives narrated.” The little girl mumbled an […]

Good Choice

I see you looking at my boots. It’s okay, I get it. I look trashy with the wedge heels and the faux fur. But take a moment and look again. With all the decisions I make, I don’t often get it right. Buying these boots was a truly good choice. Sometimes we get to decide […]