You’ll find the beginning here. The characters were introduced in The Case of the Perambulating Hatrack. *** After a long silence, I focused on her again. She’d been sitting apparently motionlessly while I thought. “How is it that you think I’m willing to commit common burglary?” I put my hands on the desk, quietly. They… Read More Odd Prompts: Missing Lynx Snip
Trying to come up with some inspiration for this week’s prompt response, I revived a novella I started writing last year. Wonderland is probably the most piecemeal story I’ve ever written, and I say that as the author of The Case of the Perambulating Hatrack. *** Shelby got a little fuzzy, about then. Later she… Read More Odd Prompts: Return to Wonderland
This week’s prompt has a character in common with the story last week. This story takes place before that one. **** “There!” Shelley pointed. Her brother saw it. The first firefly of the year. They were both sitting on the steps behind their house, looking down toward the woods at the end of their backyard.… Read More Odd Prompts: Dead Grass
Today’s prompt is a bit of something longer, which I won’t put entirely in public… I have plans for this story! **** She propped her elbows on the kitchen island, her eyes sleepy. Joe pushed a mug of coffee closer to her, and she blinked. “What did I do last night?” She asked, pulling the… Read More Odd Prompts: Commonly Believed to be Ming
This story is coming out in dribs and drabs. I’ll continue to put up the bits with prompt responses in them. Unfortunately Indian Summer is also giving me the allergies. So my brain, she is not what she should be. Wonderland Johns was staring at the derelict car. “What is it?” Shelby asked. … Read More Odd Prompts: Wonderland Snippet
It’s going to be a busy day here at the Nut House. Sounds of drilling already emanate from the closet, and the dishwasher is singing it’s song in the kitchen. So in lieu of a sensible essay type-post, you get a glimpse into my reading habits of late. Some old, some new… all of… Read More Readers take Note
This last year was weird, and good, and, well, weird. I wrote a lot more than you all saw from me, but I couldn’t talk about it. Now, finally, I can start to reveal some of the secret projects. Three of them, to be specific. I don’t think there was any planning in this,… Read More Anthologies Galore!
It’s alive! Muahahaha! Ahem. Sorry, I let the inner Mad Scientist out a little far, there. I’m just so excited over this book. I put a lot of time and effort into it, and it’s finally out there in the cold, hard, cruel world. Who will hopefully find it as creepily cute as I do. … Read More Possum Creek Massacre: Available Now!
Adapt, improvise, and overcome. Some days, I do this more than others. I was thinking about juggling the other day, and how there are times I feel like I’m dropping balls all over. This blog, for instance, which has wandered from a daily flight up and over into the other hand, to rolling across the… Read More The Strange Acquisition of the Sewing Desk
Ending today: free read! If you’ve already read it, do me a big favor and pass it on to someone else who’d enjoy it? Morning There was a snowflake on her eyeball. It sparkled a little as I bent over her, close, but not too close, lest I should thaw it with the warmth of… Read More Free Novella
Early one morning, the scene of the crime was discovered by the woman of the house, who was alarmed by the color and persistence of the evidence. What follows is an accurate recreation of the investigation, interrogation, and ultimate outcome of the case. As I was cleaning the house, I came across something mysterious on the… Read More The Case of the Pink Stain
Looking for something to read? I’ve got a few fun suggestions, and one that you may want to avoid. The covers are clickable links if you want to learn more about any title. And I’ve done something a little different with the reviews, for those of you who are Indie Authors and read my blog.… Read More Book Reviews!