Will Sachiksy
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Author has written 24 stories for Essay, Fantasy, General, Horror, Sci-Fi, Humor, Humor, Play, Love, Kids, Fable, Family, and Life.

Currently: wondering why my research paper on Japan is getting a steady number of hits every month. Does everyone have a summer research project on the Meiji Restoration, or what?

"Come with me in the twilight of a summer night for a while.
Tell me of a story never ever told in the past."
--"Key of the Twilight"

"I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my own motivation is largely mythical on all occasions. I don’t know why I do things."
--J.B.S. Haldane

Advice to remind me, from the unstoppable Mur Lafferty:
"You just have to tell yourself you are going to sit down and you are going to write."
--I Should Be Writing, Episode 91

"You are allowed to suck."
--I Should Be Writing, mantra

Long- and Short-Term Writing Goals:
1). Finish a monologue.
2). Learn how to write on a regular basis.
3). Write a novelette or novella before I finish college
4). Publish a short work of fiction or poetry (in more than a school magazine)
5). Write and publish a successful novel or short story collection

Last Few Books Read:
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman and Co.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Currently Reading:
Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet by Kathryn C. Montgomery

Last Two Audiobooks/Podiobooks Listened To:
7th Son: Descent by J.C. Hutchins
The Takeover created by Mur Lafferty and Jason Adams

Current Audiobooks/Podiobooks:
The podcast magazine PodCastle
Brave Men Run
by Matthew Wayne Zelznick
Lessons from a Geek Fu Master by Mur Lafferty
Heaven Season Five: War by Mur Lafferty

Follow me on Twitter @willsachiksy

I also co-host Pocket Change, a podcast on gaming, here: http://heyeveryonethisis.mypodcast.com/

I have plans to do a major overhaul of this bio page. Until then, happy reading below:

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Writing Speculative Fiction: A Nerd's Guide by Jave Harron reviews
Tired of looking for scifi and seeing nothing new? He's my attempt to help speculative fiction writers, as well as even give the pros a few new ideas. Going strong for years! Now, we cover sword and sorcery, and how to drive your enemies before you while you hear the lamentations of their women.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 103,506 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/17/2013 - Published: 3/10/2004
Anapura Daylight by Radio Saturday reviews
My attempt at a steampunky world. A young girl from the Satellites comes to Anapura, the city that ate a planet.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 44,989 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/19/2007 - Published: 6/11/2006
As I Like It by Haku reviews
A series of essays based on random gripes. First up: chavs!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,678 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/9/2007
It Would Have Been Easy by penandpaperx reviews
It would have been easy to put on jeans, the ones without the holes, a tshirt, plain, and the same gray fleece everyone seemed to own that fall. An outfit nondescript down to the black converse sneakers...It would have been easy to head out for the train
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 463 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/1/2007 - Complete
Angel by Bolshevik Muppet reviews
Angels do exist.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 381 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Published: 5/6/2007 - Complete
Misdirection by StillFrame reviews
This is more of a short prose piece, and I can't really think of a good genre for it. I just enjoyed it while it lasted.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 306 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/26/2007
We Were the Beginning of Angels by xHarlequinx reviews
We were made from sea glass and lost earrings and halves of puzzles. Why were we never finished?
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/10/2007 - Complete
Slice of Life by Raindog Rampant reviews
A look into the strange underbelly of the French Quarter and the creatures that dwell within it... from the beautiful to the insane and all the ones that fall in between.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,669 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/4/2006 - Complete
The Price of Love by Gilded Coins reviews
She was boring. More importantly, she was boring him. The woman would not stop talking.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,121 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/28/2006 - Complete
Morbid Beauty by Gilded Coins reviews
The city is dying. We are all dying, and we will leave behind only tattered clothing. I can hardly imagine a more beautiful death for our twisted wonderland.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,504 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/20/2006 - Complete
By the Sunset River by Burnt Bread reviews
The ripples are crusted with sunset gold the colour of dreams from days of old
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/10/2006 - Complete
The Reliquary by InSilverShadows reviews
[Hiatus] Salem Abernathey had been driven insane by her death, but for a long time, he has seen things no one else can see, hiding in dark corners. Now, he is the only one who can face them, with the help of a blind and mysterious violinist.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,227 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/5/2006 - Published: 9/30/2005
Artificial Tears by xRedDestinyx reviews
A story about war, humanity, and fighting with your own mind. Centering not on a human, but on an android. Chapter two up, and I fixed the paragrphs on the first, R&R, please!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,897 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 1/6/2004 - Published: 10/13/2003
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The Craftsman
A prose-poem on van Gogh, value, and the toils of a creator.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 318 - Published: 5/14/2010 - Complete
The Green Traveler reviews
In a drought-plagued kingdom just beyond the horizon, two magicians face each other in a contest of wit and will.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,208 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/1/2009 - Complete
Lovesong of A WorldClass Loser reviews
The ramblings of a romantic pessimist.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 255 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2009 - Complete
How Demons Bargain reviews
One man strains to hold his morals in hell, even as another tempts him with a way out. A micro-play.
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 623 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/20/2009 - Complete
John Page, Jr reviews
For hours, he worked me until the smell of ink and pulp ground their way into my skin. An Edgar Lee Masters pastiche.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Complete
The Guest Bedroom reviews
We changed the room, after she went back to college. It seemed the sensible thing to do. We wanted, and needed, the space, we all agreed, though she wasn’t here to be counted. No need to include the absent.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 339 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/8/2008 - Complete
The Poor Man and the Three Cunning Animals reviews
On standing up for oneself, and why foxes have black finges on their coats.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 743 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/4/2008 - Complete
The Movie Code reviews
SelfCensorship in the Early Twentieth Century
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,625 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/2/2008 - Complete
Christopher Fox reviews
Meet Christopher Fox, a cunning thief with a kind heart. Lightly revised.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 226 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/25/2007
Letter reviews
To my Internal Editor
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,014 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/20/2007 - Complete
Watch Them Flicker reviews
A collection of six words long stories.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 500 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/8/2007 - Published: 1/23/2007
Don't reviews
Don't tell me you've learned because you're still making the same mistakes. The poem's not quite angst, but there isn't a more fitting descriptor.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/4/2007 - Complete
Lingua Latinae reviews
A growing collection of skits written in part with other classmates for my Latin studies class. All skits are written in English except where noted.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 659 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/3/2007
A LongForgotten Kingdom reviews
A metaphorical ruin.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 382 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/24/2007 - Published: 12/1/2006 - Complete
Leaning From the Steep Slope reviews
She contemplated what she was going to have for lunch as he tumbled off the face of the mountain. Written with Bolshevik Muppet
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,077 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/10/2007 - Complete
This Is Just to Say reviews
A parody of the poem of the same name by William Carlos Williams.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 29 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/1/2007 - Complete
Most Loving Mere Folly reviews
When an author becomes infatuated with his character.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,272 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
File Not Found reviews
Everything unfolding around George, his stalker, his company's shutdown, his meetings with a shady old man, are all converging on a single computer program outlawed eight years ago. Working title. Written with Ranza Joe Delve.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/14/2007
Plague reviews
The infection and collapse of a once prosperous city.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 788 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/27/2007 - Complete
Bluebeard reviews
Still my wives had found the room, if only twice and never again. I would not let disorder stain my home.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 209 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/21/2007 - Complete
The Fairy of Oblivion reviews
The jovial guide to the dead. A dedication poem.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 245 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/12/2007 - Complete
Calling Your Name reviews
Looking back on what happened, I think I caught myself laughing. No one ever thought that I might die today, except maybe you.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,264 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/4/2006 - Complete
On Registration with FictionPress reviews
Written as a plea to my parents to let me join FictionPress.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 628 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/30/2006 - Complete