Fiction Friday: Faêl

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We read a lot of stories, but how about raiding some tombs for a goddess with no name? That’s all we need sometimes.

Today’s short story is Faêl, by Tobi Ogundiran, as featured in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. You can find it here. A story of mythology, spelunking, and of course, finding some dark secret. So let’s get to exploring (because we have more of that coming soon).

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Fiction Friday: Temptation (Eid al-Fitr Special)

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this summer.

To begin, I’m not someone who practices Islam. I wasn’t born under it and I barely know anything about it. But I do enjoy stories based around culture outside of the states (especially creative tales) so I figured I’d give this a go.

Today’s story is Temptation, by Karuna Riazi, narrated by Farah Naz Rishi. You can listen here. This is a very good tale about, what else, temptation. More specifically the desire to eat during a fasting period, which most religions are known for. The idea is to basically starve yourself (or give something up) for a set period, typically several hours to a full day.

For healthcare, this is normal. Being tied to religion, however, can have damaging consequences. So let’s get into it. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Temptation (Eid al-Fitr Special)”

June 2019 Status Update

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

Legends of Eifalia Book One Progress

26 Chapters Total. Working on Post-Beta Draft.

Structure Draft Word Count: 58,364

Will resume soon.

 

The Daughter of Dragons Progress

Restarted Draft

Rough Draft: 11,152 words

Anticipated release: Late 2019

 

Short Story Anthology Progress

(Progress begins soon)

3 stories in the rough draft phase, totaling over 14,000 words

Anticipated release: TBA

It’s June 2019. Hope you’re working off those burgers and hot dogs and such. Continue reading “June 2019 Status Update”

Fiction Friday: Second Skin

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

Warning: This story is not for the faint of heart. Contains language and gruesome moments. You have been warned.

Today, we’re reviewing Second Skin by Pip Coen, as featured in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. You can buy an issue here. This is a wonderfully told tale of a mysterious girl that has unique powers that transcend imagination itself. So let’s head into it, shall we? Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Second Skin”

Fiction Friday: A Most Practical Imperative

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review A Most Practical Imperative by Joe Taylor.

Unreal Magazine: Vol. 1 by [White, Daniel Scott, Wells, Martha, Teng, Tais, Ha Lee, Yoon, Devenport, Emily, Rao, Adithi, Needham, Jessica, Kellebrew, Liz, Salis, George, Grigg, David R.]

Time for something different. It’s another new magazine, freshly printed and just as mysterious. Today’s story is a Most Practical Imperative by Joe Taylor, as featured in Unreal Magazine. You can find it here. This is the magazine’s first issue. They managed to follow me on Twitter and I figured I’d give it a look and hopefully give their cover story a good review.

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