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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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

New Kid

New Kid, my first accepted short story, will appear in Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine very soon. I just learned that issue #25 is at the printer and we should see copies soon. I’m pretty stoked. If you want to read the story, or read this particular award-winning Canadian publication, here is a link to the forthcoming issue and an image of Continue Reading

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