Tag Archives: Hard Regis

Excerpt of the week: Preschool War Games

My mythica short story, “Preschool War Games,” was just published in the March 2014 issue of Cicada Magazine. A long time in the making, “Preschool War Games” started life as a denouement to a longer short story. But short stories … Continue reading

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Rejection # 200: not quite

Rejection number 200 arrived too fast, just a year and change since rejection number 100.  I’ve landed 9 wins in that same span, so not all that bad, especially in a world where the odds are stacked against us writers. … Continue reading

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Rejections 198 and 199: one after the other

Rejections 198 and 199 came bing, bang one after the other.  Like someone planned it that way.  As if one rejection wasn’t enough to taint even an optimistic writer’s day. Rejection 198, for “Wobble,”  was from a familiar journal from … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Ragnarök Willie

In honor of the depths of winter, I grabbed an excerpt from the final battle scene from my work in progress mythical novel, Ragnarök Willie.  Without giving up any spoilers, imagine it’s just after midnight on Midwinter’s Day, hundreds of kilometers … Continue reading

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Going nameless

One of those thou shall nots of writing is, apparently, using an unnamed protagonist. A rule, which like any other, maybe, just maybe, can be broken every now and again.  I hope so, because I’ve broken it a few times. … Continue reading

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