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New Books!!

New Books!!

I have this problem. I love buying books. I love buying books almost as much as I enjoy reading them. The problem is that I never seem to catch up on my “to be read” pile. I know I’m not the only one in this boat (looks at every other book fan) The good news […]

Story Time – The end of Waiting

Story Time – The end of Waiting

  The End of Waiting – by Josh R Smith The neon lights of Ferros pushed back the grim atmosphere of the dank undercity alley. Or was it the dank atmosphere that squelched the neon lights. Dak Prescott wasn’t sure which it was, nor did he really care. All he wanted was for this job […]

Wordsowers Report

This past weekend I was honored to be at the Wordsowers Christian Writer’s Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. I was unsure about attending at first, I’ve only ever been to one writer’s conference. The faculty lineup, course offerings, price point, and proximity were all driving factors for my decision to go. But the one thing that […]

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 […]