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Flash Fiction – The Gnarled Oak

Flash Fiction – The Gnarled Oak

It’s been a busy couple weeks. Life’s chugging right along and I’ve had a couple inconveniences lately – flat tire, someone broke into our van, doctor’s visits – so I’m grabbing my mantra by the horns and reminding myself that God is still on the throne. “An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” – G.K. Chesterton My current light at […]

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness – The Champion

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness – The Champion

Vin had never seen a storm like this. She was used to a dim sun hanging in a soot-filled sky. This storm was on a completely different scale. She clung to a metal flagpole high on the city wall, all she could see for miles was the massive storm. It would hit the city soon. […]

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness – Champion Round

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness – Champion Round

A heavy fog had settled over the towering walls of Minas Tirith. The King paced along a walkway. Anduril was fastened at his side. His ranger senses were on alert. The vast white city towered over the plains, a view now shrouded in an unnatural mist. He couldn’t quite make out the shape, but something […]

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness – Final Four

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness – Final Four

The brown robe swirled as the Jedi kicked his armored foe. A blue glow slashed the air. The dark-haired man dodged back, his feet sure on the rocky ground. The Jedi flipped through the air, his lightsaber sparking against the bright silver sword. The king without a crown raised his broken blade and spoke: “Looks […]

Round Two – The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness

Round Two – The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness

Willow raised his tiny hand, revealing a small acorn. A knowing smile spread across his face as the girl in the gray cloak floated high into the swirling mists. A coin plinked on the ground nearby, but a seasoned sorcerer such as Willow Ufgood could not be so easily distracted. Vin’s mistcloak swirled through the […]

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness

Some of you may know that there’s a basketball thing that happens each Spring. I’ve filled out a few college basketball brackets in my time, but honestly, I tend to vote based on which mascot would win in a fight. This gave me an idea to change some things up and have a little fun. […]

Romance? No, thank you.

Romance? No, thank you.

When I first began submitting flash fiction for Splickety Magazine, I was pumped to write for two out of their three imprints: Splickety Magazine is focused on general fiction. My Wild West story was first on that list. Havok Magazine was my bread and butter: science fiction and fantasy. I sent in a barbarian vs. ice […]