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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 Thinkerâ„¢. 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 […]

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The Process

I always liked learning about other artist’s processes, how they take an amorphous blob of an idea to a finished piece. In my acting training, I was taught that the process was more important than the end result; that focusing on the refinement of an idea is what ultimately creates a good product. Or rather, […]

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Creation in a Crisis

Being inside these past few weeks has been like much-needed rain on a parched field of flowers for my creativity. I’ve started new works of art beyond my writing to help nurture myself – origami, painting, poetry, and even songwriting. I have a new sense of purpose in my work. I have a newfound willingness […]

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Echoes from the Mountains

For the inaugural post on my blog, here is a short story that I wrote when I first visited Oregon. It’s the first in a series of Cosmic Horror shorts I am not a strong man. I am not a man who seeks attention or fame. This account is meant as a record of events […]