Aural Autumn: Enchanted, by Delectatio

This is a moment of sudden and reassuring realization. That split second when you stop what you're doing, smile, and say to yourself, This is what I was born to do. Please don't skip it. Don't gloss over this epiphany. The one that softens your wrinkles, stills your breath ever so slightly, and catches you in … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Enchanted, by Delectatio

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A Future Ironman’s Promise

I may be an aspiring author, but writing from a place of pure vulnerability is not something I practice all that often. Tonight, I'm exercising that right to let my walls down. Tonight, I'm taking the time to speak to my shortcomings and my strivings, to be still when hours of training and mental challenges … Continue reading A Future Ironman’s Promise

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 (Part 2)

Good horror stories have grown sparse. Why, in this day and age, have we seen fewer compelling characters and more violence in shows, movies, and books? Since when did survival and sacrifice become so mediocre (I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead)? The answer, I believe, lies in what many screenwriters and authors have neglected: … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (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 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