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Series End

Wednesday, Carolina Dawn releases and this represents the series end for Spirit Missions. Those who pre-ordered will see them in their e-readers, and the print editions ship from the printer then. For me, Spirit Missions started in 2012 with some wild ideas and the result was Sudden Mission. The series name didn't come about until after Nasty Leftovers and I knew there would be a third novel. It...

Short Fiction

Short Fiction Writing short fiction helps you develop your craft. You learn the structure of a story, how to develop a character, and how to keep a story focused. A short story is usually between 3,000 and 7,500 words. Of course, this depends on your market. Some print and online magazines have their own ideas on short story length and the lengths can vary widely. On this blog, I've posted a...

The Gift

This is a holiday short story (about 2,500 words) set in the dystopian future of Sudden Mission, and after the sequel, Nasty Leftovers. Just a gift. It portends some events in the third installment (which is a completed first draft, Dec. 2016). But no spoilers. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas! The Gift Paul Shannon gazed at the small gold ring in the little box as he walked along. He'd found it in...

Amy’s Lesson

(This is a short-short story--about 1,500 words--I put together the other day. My thought is to write a third novel following Paul and Amy from Sudden Mission and the sequel, but from Amy's point of view. So this is an exercise in writing from Amy's point of view, plus a little view into the dystopian world they live in, and some seasonal fun. Happy Halloween. - GLP) Amy Grossman shrugged her...

New Kid in Print

My first published short story, New Kid, is now in print. Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue #25 is in print and is on the way to mailboxes and stores. If you ordered a subscription or a copy of this particular magazine, you should see it soon. And, I thank you for your support. If you didn't yet order a subscription or copy, you can still do so. More information is available at Neo-Opsis...