Writing to Our Fears

Are you strong enough to write to your own fears? If so how do you know? The answer often lies in the very first few words you write in your story. I’m not afraid to die. Not by losing myself in my hatred for my ex-boyfriend. Not by the sonic waves of the Swarm that … Continue reading Writing to Our Fears

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Hope

While away from my blog, I feel absent, detached from my writing. Yet I'm also closer to those I love. It's an otherworldly trade-off, isn't it? https://soundcloud.com/ohthatkazuki/hope Writing lifts me up closer to the stars. It affirms the peace in me. May you find a similar peace within yourself. Breathe. Come alive. We're all floating in … Continue reading Hope

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 9: Engine Company 513 (Part 2)

Welcome! Once a week for the past three months, I've published chapters from my current and first horror WIP, The Swarm and the Flyer. Tonight, I'm bringing this series to a close. I want to refine my work and figure out better ways to open up some dialogues with other aspiring writers. Will you join me? … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 9: Engine Company 513 (Part 2)

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge

Every story that I write is born in darkness. Each one is cloaked beneath shadows of doubt, anonymity, and a creeping sense of distress over the importance of their thematic messages. Writing is fighting to bring my characters, plot, and drama to life, and most days it's an uphill battle with a stone or two … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 5: Maps and Routes

Happy hot summer evening, everyone! Thanks for choosing to stop by my blog and see what my latest fiction is all about. Every Thursday night, I post one chapter from my newest novel, The Swarm and the Flyer, for your enjoyment and feedback. What's it about? Think of it as Call Me by Your Name meets Stephen King's The Stand, with a … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 5: Maps and Routes

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 4: Tuneups in the Dark

Welcome back to my Thursday night creative writing series! Thank you for taking some time out of your busy schedule to check out my latest work of fiction, The Swarm and the Flyer. If you enjoy old-school horror, some gore and action, post-apocalyptic fiction with strong leads and an unusual amount of emotional depth, then this … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 4: Tuneups in the Dark