I woke up blearily at 4 AM one morning after having a dream (nightmare?) about this spooky little concept. Wintry creepy young love, let's goooo—!
A little baby "enemy lovers writing letters in a fantasy setting" thing influenced by playing too much Fire Emblem lately. Also, wow, first person POV, how unlike me.
Happy Preptober! All of the work I've been doing this week unfortunately doesn't really lend itself to being shared--it's 90% outlining on notecards--but so far I can discuss the premise for my Nanowrimo project. I'm taking my first-ever stab at writing a visual novel, woo!
One last excerpt from this story before I set it aside for a month or so and then get to editing/rewriting.
Shorter one that I wrote while sitting in the dark very, very sick with covid. That definitely influenced the subject matter, I think.
A particularly experimental tidbit this week from the perspective of the love interest in my Nanowrimo 2021 project (and perhaps my Nanowrimo 2022 project as well if I decide I want to work on it two years running). Will this make it into the finished product? Who knows!
Was going for a very specific action movie interim scene sort of vibe with sassy teenagers bantering.
This is an excerpt from my 2020 Nanowrimo merpeople story, not to be confused with its prequel, Mermaid Tears, which I have posted an excerpt from before. It's a dark fantasy romance (shocking, I know). For context, the merman POV character just saved his love interest from drowning Little-Mermaid-but-not-really style. The human woman character is an amputee, hence a reference to her single leg.
Something a little different this week. I've been chipping away at thoroughly outlining my novella and typed up some of the notes for it. I'm not going to include them all here in the interest of not spoiling the story, but I've got a good chunk of stuff that constitutes backstory/pre-the events of the main plot.
Weird supernatural dramedy thing about three vampire dudes with very different temperaments stuck in a glorified box together.
This is the intro to a story about a suicidal knight. We are once again reaching into the archives--this WIP is from 2019--because I'm still very much entrenched in roughing out my Camp Nanowrimo story.
Another excerpt from my odd little Camp Nanowrimo story. “Beauty and the Beast but make it weird(er)” sums up a good amount of my ideas, I think.
Whoops, this weird idea about a cursed king and his also-cursed captive somehow morphed into being my Camp Nanowrimo 2022 project. It might border on a novella by the time I’m done with it.
The Phantom of the Opera is in the public domain so a couple of years ago I took a stab at writing glorified fanfiction in the form of a retelling. The twist on it is that Erik, the titular phantom, is a literal ghost. I was surprised that in my intense trawling of a lot... Continue Reading →
Comic fantasy loosely inspired by King Midas and The Princess Bride. This character resulted very much as a result of me going, "What if there was, like, a Prince Lotor slash Legolas-looking pretty boy with long flowing hair who was grossly incompetent and vain and also gold?"
Just realized that I've never posted any scenes involving Kry's love interest and had to fix that. Context to this is that Salina is a reserved, elegant gym rat who fights using water and has just asked Kry for a friendly spar. He has a big dumb crush on her and she has a big dumb crush on him and they are both bad communicators.
It's a bit of a weird premise, so bear with me: a prince who eats dreams imprisons magical creatures because they tend to have more interesting subconscious desires than your average person. He stumbles upon a chimerical shapeshifter. Hijinks.
The Narcissus and Echo myth is one of my favorites and I’m immensely dissatisfied with the amount of retellings of it so I’m being the change I want to see in the world.
Despite sci-fi's sister fantasy tending to be more my bag, I'm dipping into sci-fi here in the interest of potentially submitting to some short story magazines that call for it. Here is the beginning of some unhinged rambling of a story about a prisoner of a huge alien that I wrote upon forcing myself to write something science-fiction-y (it's probably still more science fantasy than anything, I can't help it).
Last October I participated in the NYC Midnight 250-word Microfiction Challenge where I was put in competition with 46 other writers with the same prompts. This story made it into the top 10 for the first round and I was allowed to advance to round two.
This fantasy horror short story is about two survivors of a cooking contest where they had to hunt down dangerous fantastical ingredients to use in their dishes. One of them was presumed dead after being attacked by a vampire.
This is an excerpt from my Nanowrimo 2021 project, a contemporary fantasy with a side of romance. In a nutshell it’s Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.