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A short and spooky tale

This past month I participated in a Twitter writing challenge. There were daily word prompts, but other than that each person could write whatever he or she wanted.

I wrote a short story using the prompts. While I've been posting it daily on Twitter, I thought it would be fun to post the whole story here. The prompt words I used are in red.


Carnival. From the Latin “carne vale,” or farewell to meat. A word that rose from the penitential practice of giving up meat for Lent. Written in human blood on the wall of the dingy apartment, it took on a much more sinister meaning.

I glanced at my partner out of the eye above my ear; one of six total, though the two on the back of my head were covered by my hair. “Well?"

My partner, Sol Brisham, is human. Mostly. He lacks extra eyes or retractable appendages. I’m told human girls find this attractive. “Nothing, Cy,” he replies.

I raised an eyebrow. “Nothing?”

“The place is more butcher shop than cemetery. You can see that for you…

Really busy!

I've been really busy working on many aspects of my writing, and haven't managed to come out here and post. Here are some things I'm working on:

1. Changing the covers and keywords of my books to match their designation as Clean Young Adult fiction.

2. Simultaneously editing two books in the same series, one of which I hope to publish by the end of the year.

3. Making plans to publish another book by the end of the year, which means editing, proofing, etc.

4. Beginning the editing process on the final book in the "Ordinary Sam" series, though that will probably not be published until early 2020.

5. Creating a whole new plot/character concept for the book I will be writing in November.

How's your Fall going?