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Blog thoughts Season 1.5

The Essential Elements of Cosmic Horror

Explore the essence of cosmic horror, what makes the genre so engaging and fun to read.

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Blog thoughts

Six Months of 2020

Dear Future Kevin, It’s been one of the wildest years of my life. One filled with contradictions, of personal successes and victories alongside an epidemic, protests, and the beginnings of what I hope is real change.  I launched a podcast, started blogging regularly (more or less), wrote and posted a ton of fiction, moved, and […]

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Short Stories

The Cryomonitor

This short story was featured on my storytelling podcast, Marvelous Miscellany. Check it out in episode 5 of season 1. The ion storm was more exciting than it had looked on the sensors. The sensors showed it to be a sequence of statistics and projections. But in person, it was a brilliant display of light. […]

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Social Justice

Finding My Role

With the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests comes an urgent need for me to become involved in more than armchair activism. I have wanted to do so for a long time, but the question remained, how? There aren’t any major organizations here and even if there are I am not sure what my strengths are […]

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Project Log Writing Resources

Project Log #3: Endings & Rejection

Asking for what I want has become the theme this week. Asking and not hiding it and not fearing a possible rejection. Rejection is an important part of life, it’s the primary tool used in editing. When you edit a piece, you reject the unessential and focus and sometimes expand on the essential. Life, I […]

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Social Justice

Black Lives Matter Resources

Here is a master list of all the BLM resources I have found. I will update as I find more. Change.org petition for justice for Breonna Taylor National Resource List Anti-Racism Resources for White People Donate to Black Lives Matter Black & Pink — LGBTQ organization to abolish prisons.

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Project Log Writing Resources

Project Log #2: Using Character to Build Plot

As I’ve continued to read Make a Scene by Jordan Rosenfeld, I’ve been developing my San Frantasy story into a novella. I really like the characters and the world, but the problem I’ve been running into is crafting a compelling narrative.  I had something really interesting, a murder mystery for the characters to solve, but […]

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Short Stories

San Frantasy Story

This week’s short story is also featured on this week’s Marvelous Miscellany Podcast. You can listen to it and a ton of other original stories here, or on your favorite podcast platform. The fairy twisted underneath the street lamp nearly splitting itself in two. It stretched its strange and angular form to try to slip […]

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Writing Resources

Writing Exercise Generator

Recently I have been inspired by my best friend, Brandon, to devote at least 1-2 hours a day to my writing. I’ve also realized that it is not enough to simply set aside time to write, but if I want mastery, I have to get in some focused practice. So, I have put together the […]

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Flash Fiction

Mable On the Road

I wrote this bit of flash fiction this week as part of an exercise. I really like expanding Mable’s journey and I might try my hand at writing her a novella when I get the chance. The howler let out a high pitched wail and slashed at the trunk of Mable’s car. Its long lobster-like […]