Strigoi: Chapters 6 and 7 (oops)

Ah, my dearies, I’m sorry for not posting about the new chapter last Saturday! Chapter 6 went public and also unnoticed because I gave myself a few days off and forgot to schedule a post heralding its arrival.

In “Out of the Dark”, we finally get to meet our third protagonist, the ghastly beast. This chapter is written from his point of view and will shed a bit of light on how he ended up in that silver coffin and why there were thralls with machine guns in the first place.

Read it here:

And since I’ve missed my deadline, you get another chapter too: The Curious Case of the Sizzling Vampire, where Gideon learns that monsters- like moths- are drawn to street lights and the wonders of modern technology. And that the hunt isn’t quite over yet.



Strigoi Chapter 5: The Silver Coffin

Hello my dearies!

It’s Saturday uh-gain, which means you get to read another chapter of “Strigoi”. Yay!
Aschure and Gideon have just entered the abandoned hospital and met their, ahem, host. You might wonder why there are thralls with machine guns in a ruin with nothing of value in it, but fear not! The answer to this question will become clear(er) today.
And because I’m the master of long-winded introductions, you will finally meet the third protagonist. Upholding archaic traditions, he is charmingly unpleasant and not quite of the dating material persuasion, but that has never stopped anyone, right? Teeheehee.
Let’s jump right into it then, yes? Here you go:

Oh, PS:
I’m in the process of re-doing all my Babylon City Chronicles covers to give them a more uniform look. This will go hand in hand with a bit (okay, a lot) of editing work on “Shapeshifter”. I will still stay wide with this book because reasons, but since there is no need to read the chronicles in any particular order, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

WiP: A Toy Called Envy

Hello dearies!
As promised, I’ve started one of my usual two next projects, and this one is a vampire story! Yay! I’ve been tinkering with a scene for close to an hour now, and I’m finally happy with it. Which is why you’re being spoilered!
Some of you might even recognize the name “Envy” from my short piece, “The Warlock from South Side”, and yes, it’s one and the same person.
But let’s start this:

Our protagonist, Envy, has just had a run-in with unsavory characters while on assignment for his vampiric master, Siccu.

Continue reading “WiP: A Toy Called Envy”

My favorite quote from Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut:

Now lend me your ears. Here is Creative Writing 101:
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.”

Moonrise – Chapter “Bird of Prey”

It’s Monday again, which means I published another chapter of my WiP, “Moonrise”!

It’s one of my favorite scenes, although the end is a little tacky. I have a weak spot for powerful machines, especially dangerous looking ones, so describing the aircraft– short as that part may be– was one of the best parts writing this. I love it when vehicles have this almost alive feel, like they could develop a mind of their own. Still hate Transformers though.

Never mind me, let’s get to reading! Here’s the next chapter:

Wattpad: Moonrise – Bird of Prey