The Deadly Whatabouts

In writing workshops, sometimes you find yourself with nothing to say about a particular story.  It’s either so not your thing you don’t know how to improve it, or it’s just plain good already. The dangerous temptation is to come up with something to say, anyway, something minor or weird, and it’s often at these […]

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Depression

I’ve been battling depression for the past two or three weeks. I also battled to hide it.  I didn’t want people to be annoyed with me for being a downer. I probably did a bad job of that. It’s frustrating, when your emotions themselves become a problem.  When you have to deal with them. “I […]

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The Things I Don’t Do

People are always telling me I get a lot done.  They see my social media posts when I sell a story or when I finish knitting a sweater and they are like, “Wow, do you even sleep, bro?” A lot of this is assymetrical insight. They see all the things they themselves don’t do, they […]

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I Don’t Know How to Breathe

There was a time in my life when exercise was called “having fun.”  I remember abruptly when it ended.  My twin sister and I were chasing each other, laughing, lost in some game, and then we ran to our older sister to see what she was doing. “Gross!” she said. “You’re breathing hard. It’s disgusting!” […]

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The Death of Rejectometer

If you follow me, you’ve probably noticed my Rejectometer.  My sister Grace proposed it as a way to get me to shut up about how awful and unpublished I was. “I’ll buy you a present if you reach 100 rejection letters.” So I started counting rejections, and soon enough, I had my first 100, and […]

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Porn and Compromise

I’m about to do something I vowed I would never do: Publish erotica under my legal name.  It terrifies me.  Now some background. I was pretty young, like ten, when I had this great dream about a handsome prince who was being abused and tortured by his wicked queen mother, and I came to town […]

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Serial Dreams

So, I had an informal poll on my facebook page: What would my Curious Fictions subscribers like for their exclusive subscriber-only content? I offered to post unpublished flash fiction, works in progress, or a serialized novel. Serialized Novel won out BIG TIME. This leaves me, however, with the question of what novel to write and […]

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