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Joined 12-11-19, id: 1135144, Profile Updated: 03-22-20
Author has written 20 stories for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Mythology, and Young Adult.

Have you ridden in a plane recently? This is what happens: random members of the public from all ages, races and genders file inside a giant metal tube. They sit down and are told some preliminary safety instructions nobody pays attention to. Then that metal tube shoots into the air and floats across the country, suspended between earth and space, no struts, no strings, no legs. Inside, everybody eats peanuts and drinks various liquids out of tiny plastic cups, like it’s perfectly normal for something heavier than air to leap into the sky and stay there.

Normal doesn't mean boring. Normal can be pretty wild; we've just lost the ability to appreciate it. Sometimes what we need is an extra spark of the fantastical to reveal the hidden delights of the things we take for granted.

My goal for my writing is to reveal the truth that's hidden under grimy routine or over-familiarity.

And I love to talk about how we tell truth in stories, what's effective, what's not, better methods--all of it! So I welcome comments and critiques!

You can also follow me at my blog!

Sanguideus by Some Welsh Guy reviews
Writing Prompt: A demon of war and conquest, feared by Satan himself. He was rarely summoned, but catastrophe always follows. One day, he was summoned into the human world. To his surprise, it was a young child who looked as though they were beat up recently.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,582 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/22 - Complete
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FizzBang and the Amazing Invisible Woman: The Adventures reviews
Two old ladies, bored in their retirement home, may not sound particularly interesting. But two old ladies, bored in their retirement home for elderly superheroes, can cause a lot of mischief...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 10,450 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/23 - Published: 7/27
The Great Cake Prophecy reviews
It has been foretold: dire things await if he eats cake.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,378 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/14 - Complete
Frostbringer reviews
Even the king's dragonrider finds himself in need of human connection
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,124 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/24 - Complete
The Gargoyle Heart
Soria's heart turns to stone, bit by bit, every full moon, and it will eventually kill her. So when a mysterious gentlewoman promises to help her remove the curse of the gargoyle heart, she is willing to do anything to keep from dying.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,666 - Updated: 7/20 - Published: 6/18
Truth's Wings reviews
What would change if we could see things as they truly are?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,002 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/15 - Complete
Water Required reviews
The miracle of rain in a world that doesn't have it any more.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 744 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/22
Burnt Consequence reviews
Travis risked his life to save someone else's, but now everyone is ashamed of him and his guilt is taking over his life.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,176 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/15 - Published: 5/7 - Complete
To Be Heard
The lengths a writer will go to in order to write...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 867 - Published: 5/4 - Complete
Rainboy reviews
Going shopping with small children is always an undertaking. But when the small child can affect the weather with his emotions, it reaches a whole new level of difficult.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,749 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 4/27 - Published: 4/24
Time Vulture reviews
They say that when some people near death, a Time Vulture finds them and waits, circling, to feed on their souls as they die. Others dismiss this as myth. Dr Karen Stone has set up a scientific observation post to prove once and for all exactly what Time Vultures do-but the experiment is not proceeding as expected and the doctor seems a little...unstable.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,197 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20
Butterfly Pie reviews
If a slice of pie could save your life, what would you risk to get a piece?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,253 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 4/17 - Published: 4/13 - Complete
Glued reviews
Instead of saving the world, the most powerful superhero ever sulks in a nursing home. Will he waste away uselessly forever, or will he have a change of heart?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,566 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 4/10 - Published: 4/6 - Complete
Remnants reviews
For your own safety, don't disturb the mattresses...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,737 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 3/30
Dragon Killer reviews
They thought he'd killed the dragon. But he hadn't.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,732 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/27 - Published: 3/22
The Sphinx Changes Her mind
A little demigod has the most unusual babysitter.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,023 - Published: 2/21 - Complete
No More Raisins (Or, the Day the Raisins Dried Up)
The foundations of the earth are shaken; everyone has forgotten that raisins exist-except one woman!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,024 - Published: 2/15 - Complete
Recycle Your Loved Ones, Please reviews
In a world desperately conserving the last of its breathable air, the trees begin to die out.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,201 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7
They Are In the Shadows reviews
He sees things moving in the darkness. He's just paranoid. Or is he?
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,237 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18 - Complete
Griffin in the Tomatoes reviews
A magician causes mayhem by refusing to remove her griffin from her neighbor's vegetable garden.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,531 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 1/10 - Published: 12/16/2019 - Complete
Rat Catcher reviews
Tom starts a new job hunting a very strange kind of rat. It seems that it might be more difficult than he'd originally anticipated.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,680 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/12/2019