Tag Archive | romance

Flash Fiction Frenzy – Just Ask Him Already

Flash Fiction Frenzy – Just Ask Him Already

After a couple of weeks of audiobook reviews, I’m switching back to short fiction. This time for a bit of shameless self-promotion. Specifically, the “Sadie Hawkins” issue of Spark magazine. Spark is the romance flash fiction imprint of Splickety Publishing Group which also includes Splickety (general flash fiction) and Havok (speculative flash fiction), and Spark (romantic flash […]

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 […]

My New Favorite Hero

My New Favorite Hero

I have a new favorite hero (sort of). If you’ve followed me on NAF for any length of time, you will know that my ultimate hero is Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series. That has not changed, at all. You just cannot top the handsome, intelligent, earnest, and hard-working Gilbert. He missed […]

Challenge Success

Challenge Success

Throughout the last half of the month of August, I participated in an informal challenge given by my good buddy and boss at Splickety Publishing Group, Ben Wolf, to write one flash fiction story per day for the rest of the month. I didn’t do exactly that. For one thing, I didn’t finish all of […]

Intimacy Issues

Intimacy Issues

The room was filled with steam from the shower they’d shared, dimming the light from the morning sun that peeked through the window, bathing the bed in a soft glow.  Her skin was scented from the light floral body wash she’d used, while the sharp, clean smell of Irish Spring soap rose from his. He […]

What captivates you?

We’ve been having a very interesting discussion on my FB page about what captivates you in a story.   (www.facebook.com/thewordcrafter.  Specifically here – http://www.facebook.com/thewordcrafter?v=wall&story_fbid=158296547531871)  I wanted to bring that over here to the blog where we can get a little more in depth. My initial post was:  So as my wife and I finish up […]

Ned: A Zombie Love Story

Okay, I’m not really interested in vampires. All I know is that they are an ancient myth popularized in fiction by John Polidori and, later, Bram Stoker. So when Twilight fever hit I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. Some people loved it. Others hated it with a passion. Not one […]