User Manuals and Magic-users

So, I intentionally wrote something akin to a technical manual, but it’s really sorta like a speculative flash-fiction. In the vein of George Saunders’ I Can Speak™, it tells the story of a fictitious product and informs the world in which it exists through a form other than a normal story. In Saunders’ work, it was done through epistolary, and in mine, it’s done as an owner’s manual. This was a fun experiment to both write in such a professional and technical way, while also trying to establish the kind of world where this product would fit into.

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People only check the manual when they’re already knee-deep in trouble…

So if you’ve got some time, you can check out the dry delivery of a possibly magical world through the uCast® Σ Owner’s Manual. Hope you can find some enjoyment in it!

Until the next post, Keep Yourself Alive!

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It’s Always Been a While

Yes, I’m not dead, which is probably pretty obvious since I’m a bit more active on my Facebook page and much more active on Twitter. For the most part over the last little while I have been keeping my head down, nose to the grindstone, as it were, hence why I haven’t made a lot of blog posts, despite the myriad topics I would have loved to cover, but never quite felt like I could articulate them well enough. Click past the jump to find out what I’ve been working on!

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Randomly, a flash-fic

Heya bookworms!

Been a little bit. Things have been hectic obviously, although I won’t deny there was some laziness in there somewhere. I’ve started some freelance work as an editor, and I’m happy to be putting my skills to good use, especially in a way that helps others. There are some new chapters on the way, along with some other new stories that I want to refine a bit more before they go up.

However, one thing they always say is to keep writing, everyday, as much as you can, no matter what it is, even if it’s the same word repeatedly. This morning, I did just that. I had a random thought in my head, and I decided to let my fingers do the talking, so here’s Friday Nights at Cheep’s. Just scraping in under 1000 words. Not exactly flash-fiction in length, but in that it came outta nowhere in a flash for me, so whatever, it’s some random flash-fiction for your Friday. Well damn…maybe I should make that a thing to help me get back into this…”Flash-Fiction Fridays.”

For now though, enjoy this one, and let me know what you think, if you think anything!

Bite-sized Fiction

Hello there, bookworms! In the process of getting other writing projects finished, I completely forgot about some flash-fiction I had written not long ago that I wanted to share with everyone. Flash-fiction is a lot of fun for exploring smaller ideas and sometimes even as a launchpad for a grander one.

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