Round Two

So, I was working on a totally new story for this week, and it may have gotten away from me. At first, I was pretty pissed, because I promised myself that there was going to be a story a week, come hell or high water. Then I remembered that I had an absolute fuck ton of old works that I’d never really gotten around to sharing with anyone.

Grudge Match is one of those. I wrote it years ago, back in 2009, and it was meant to be part of something bigger. The bigger part is still only half-formed, but this was a boring fucking origin story, so it stands on its own pretty well. Surprisingly, at least to me, is that it didn’t have a lot of shitty, problematic language in it, so the rewrite was really quick. I don’t know, I guess I just figured I was less conscientious of language use five years ago.

That actually feels kind of nice.

Be aware, there is all kinds of TRIGGERING stuff in the story. I’ve listed the triggers that feel most appropriate at the top of the story, but if I’ve missed any, please let me know here.

Anyway, it’ll be posting at midnight, PST. I hope you enjoy it.

Selfies

This is dedicated to Kÿndra, who gave me the seed for the story. More importantly, she makes everyone around her a better person.

Divider Bar

So, my English teacher suggested a thing. That thing is to write down some of the stuff that happens to me. I think he’s pretty sure I need therapy or something, but whatever. I’m fine. He claims that sometimes it helps to process stuff when you can see it on paper. I’m not sure what he means by that. Like, I lived through it? All the processing in the world won’t change things.

So here I am, bored with nothing better to do, so I figure, why not? At least if I do this maybe I’ll have cheat sheets for when I’m old and need to tell stories in the home I get put in.

So, I guess this is the wackiest thing that ever happened to me, and it’s totally not even believable, so why not start there?

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Here Goes Everything

So, I’ve done it. I’ll be posting my first short story tonight at midnight (Pacific Standard Time). It’s a little thing about selfies and coming out, at least to yourself. I hope you enjoy it.

If you have comments, I’d appreciate it if you’d leave them here, rather than on the story page itself. Thanks!

Force of Nature

I’ve been trying so hard, lately. To write, I mean. I get a paragraph or two, or some story notes, and then I give it up. Depression is like that, it sucks all the hard work right out of you. I’m making an effort, though. I’m trying to get back in the game. So, now that I’ve given you the one whiney complaint I’m allowing myself, here’s the plan.

One story a week.

It may be short, it might not be edited, it almost certainly won’t have been seen by anyone before it goes up here. But it will be up. Four months, sixteen stories, and I’ll reevaluate. Every story goes up here, to keep me honest.