Free short story [3]

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Well, well, just a  week and I’m already back here. You may have missed my latest post because in all the excitement of having written it, I completely forgot to tag and categorize it. This is what happens when I’m absent too long, I start forgetting how to properly do things.

The short of that blog post was that I’m abstaining from facebook, twitter, and tumblr for a bit. I planned a month. I’m a little overwhelmed by the world news lately. Also, I need to get back to what I love: writing. Also: reading. I spend far too much time scrolling through social media and playing games on facebook.

And I’ve already started writing and finished a short story I’ve started… a long time ago. Back then, I wanted it to be part of an anthology, but I didn’t finish it in time, obviously. Now it’s finished and it’s for the reading of anybody who wants to – for free. YAY! I know, awesome. Just like me, you love free stuff.

Im SommerThe story is called Im Sommer. Are you scratching your head yet? No, it’s not in German, though there are some sentences within (dialogue) that are. The story takes place in German wine country where Angela meets Judith. Angela is an American vacationing with her parents in Europe. The title of the story translates into In Summer – if you haven’t guessed it already.

It’s just a short, sweet story about exploring your sexuality a little. No, there’s no sex, there’s just fluff (as we fanfiction writers call it). A harmless, romantic story.

If you wants read: I’ve put it up on inkitt, tablo, and wattpad. Choose your platform and start reading.

This is just one of the projects I wanted to get back to. I need more writing in my life and hopefully we will all benefit from my renewed sense of purpose (well, I’m still working on it, I’m not all that purposeful).

Hope you’re all having a nice summer, some love, and a lot of reading material.

Keep reading, folks.

 

2017 – let’s get crackin’

First of all, happy new year everyone. I know we’re already three weeks into the new year, but you may have noticed by now, I’m moving a little slower than mostly everybody I know. But it’s been a peaceful three weeks, mostly. It’s been a helpful three weeks and I feel more inclined to take on the world now that the sky hasn’t fallen. It hasn’t fallen in my little cave of an apartment – I know the world looks differently today.

As a writer, I have high hopes for 2017, but so far no concrete plans. So far, I haven’t really written anything though I’m planning every day to sit down and do. You do see, how the title of this post is kinda misleading, right? I want to write, but I’m kind of in a bubble, a cozy one where I don’t wanna stir stuff.

the-matter-of-a-secret-kiss-wOf course, as of yesterday, stuff has been stirred. I got an email from a publisher that a short story I submitted for an anthology has been turned down. Disappointing, for sure, but not the end of the world. I already put The Matter of a Secret Kiss up on my writing platforms (you may read it on Wattpad, Inkitt, or Tablo, just as you please). I hope you read and like, maybe write me a note.

I’m working on Halfway Home, making revisions. This story has been lying around for over a year, burning a hole into my brain. I feel like it’s time to work on it, finish it, send it away on its journey. It’s a novel, as of yet 75k words strong. I’m excited about it, I hope you’ll be too at some point.

There’s nothing much else. I’m trying to sort through my ideas, see what’s worth going after, what to abandon. I’m trying to make concrete plans, trying to concentrate. There’re a lot of things going on in ‘real life’ and I’m distracted.

I have to smile at this, you know. The title is so contradictory to how I feel. I’m looking at it through a Sunday haze. Maybe I’m still sleepy, maybe I had too much sleep. I can’t even say. Hopefully, I haven’t bored you to tears with it. I guess, it’s just to say: I’m still here, I’m working.

Free short story [2]

Halloween’s over, I know. But it took me a little longer to write this short story for my favorite holiday. Now, it’s finished and I want you all – if willing – to read it. For free!

What’s it about?

Dean Sutter is a hunter on the way to the small town Courage. A school bus full of couragehigh school students is on its way to Courage as well. Therein lies the problem for Dean, because Courage is a werewolf town.

While Dean is set on rescuing the teens from the wild beasts that come out at full moon, things are not quite as they seem. Confused, Dean turns toward the very creatures they’ve been fighting for seven years.

You might be confused by the ‘they’ve’ in that last sentence, at least at first sight. Yes, Dean is transgender and their preferred pronoun is the singular they. I guess it’s a little different from what you might have read so far, or maybe it’s just different from what you’ve read by me so far. It was a first for me, but Dean made their gender and pronoun quite clear to me early on. I couldn’t have written it any other way.

This said, I hope you’ll enjoy my little Halloween story. I put it up on wattpad and tablo.

Happy (belated) Halloween!

Free Short Story [1]

So, I’ve written this short story for a submission but it’s been declined – welcome to being an author, love, sometimes your work is going to be turned down. The premise was merely to write a short story about a queer character without the queerness being front and center, you know, just a regular story that happens to have a queer protagonist.

I’ve put it up on wattpad, now, and you’re welcome to read it here.

It’s about a cop who’s got a new partner. They’re still trying to figure out this new partnership and each other when they get into trouble. The experience helps them to build trust which is neessary for their potentially dangerous work.

I hope you like – drop me a note.

Later, lovelies.