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Project Log #1

This is the first of a series of logs I am going to make about the development of a long-form project I am working on: A Paul Bunyan musical. I’ve written plenty of stuff for stage before, and a few songs, but never anything like a musical. I’ve actually tried to write this particular musical […]

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Flash Fiction

The Corpse Talker

This piece of flash fiction is recently featured in my storytelling podcast, Marvelous Miscellany. You can listen to it and other stories here, or on your favorite podcast app. Rain pattered on the courtroom window, the sound echoing through the great hall despite the heavy black curtains that had been drawn over them. The jury […]

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Blog thoughts

Why I Like Watching Cooking Shows

I adore cooking shows. They are my reality-tv sin, and I am more than willing to binge a season of Masterchef or Nailed It any time of day. I’m mesmerized by the struggle. I love the drama of trying something daring in order to create something beautiful and delicious. The Great British Baking Show is […]

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Short Stories

The Cave

This story was recently featured on Marvelous Miscellany, a short story podcast by myself, Kevin Victor Rae. Check it out here. The waves thundered in Gloria’s ears as she stood in the surf. The vastness of the ocean alternatively filled her with dread and with a strange sense of hope. Anything could be down there […]

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May Day!

It was only weeks ago that I learned that May Day was the original day International Worker’s Day. It started being recognized as such in Chicago after the Haymarket massacre, another fact I only learned a few weeks ago.  Educating myself on socialism has necessitated learning not only the theories behind it but the history […]

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Flash Fiction

Bubonic Babe

“We live in the best of all worlds. We drink cleaner water, eat more nutritious foods, live more fulfilling lives when compared to any other age of humanity before us. War is a forgotten thing, narrowed down to a mild entertainment. Why, then should not pestilence be fashion? Why can’t disease become an expression of […]

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The Big Question

I finally figured out what this blog is all about.  I had been approaching this as a way for me to record my great artistic oeuvres and to cement my place in history as a Great Thinker™. What a bore! This is to be a record of my artistic process. The process is what matters […]

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Flash Fiction

The Ghost of Howard McDougal

I knew for certain that my house was haunted when I noticed that somebody had written GO AWAY in blood on the bathroom mirror the day I moved in.  I suppose I really ought to have known when I saw the listing for the house. It did mention that there were multiple horrific murders here, […]

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Short Stories

The Long Rolling Cloud

by Kevin Victor Rae The sand frogs sang as the third sun sank behind the plateau. Their song echoed against the high red rocks of the desert, climbing up from the valley below to the small outcropping that the band of outlaws had camped in for the past three days.  The Kid huddled in his […]

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Flash Fiction

Neutron Purge

Here is a bit of flash fiction inspired by a playthrough of the game Stellaris… and recent events. It took thirty days for the world to end.  They first spotted it in Russia, and despite the best efforts of the government, images of the second moon in the sky spread across the internet. A passing […]