Category Archives: Writing

September 22, 2015 – Tool-assisted poetry

from heaven above, beneath, and among, these dark waters filled this world if some dæmon in love bewrayeth more woe, what shall betiden of necessity make? till thou com’st home, thy sweet voice afar confounds me.​ — Written with assistance from the Creative Writer keyboard app for iOS. I’m quite enjoying this app. A friend of mine […]

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September 16, 2015 – Tool-assisted poetry

i will never forget july, and all the little emptiness it creates for her love was mine and all the world was bright The above poem was written using Creative Writer, an iPhone app that replaces the keyboard with a list of words that are suggested based on context (kind of like iOS’s QuickType feature […]

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Well, now. I suppose it was only a matter of time. No one can run forever. I closed my eyes and exhaled slowly, waiting for the telltale click of the hammer-release, microseconds before darkness. But it didn’t come. I began to sweat. No one should be forced to know their demise is imminent and then […]

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March 1, 2015

Fat, wet snowflakes Blanket the wintry landscape Trapping sound and eating echoes Deep within our linen fortress We stand against the cold Huddled together Cupping dark roast blend within our fingers Listening to the silence Finding tranquil peace The mountain air setting us free

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The Shepherd is coming…

“It’s a dangerous world, son. One that should not be traversed lightly. When the sun goes down, you best be home. Safe inside with doors locked. There are few places left of peace. Bright pinpoints of light in the darkness. Best to be in one when the darkness comes calling. But even those places are […]

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#WednesdayChallenge – October 16, 2013

I took the time to write up a few more #WednesdayChallenge entries this week. The theme was “Childhood”, which I sort of experimented with quite a lot for my first post. The second was more traditional, however. zepfhyr Fathers, daughters, mothers, and sons wailed as the planet’s core cooled, the atmosphere stripped away, and the […]

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Captain Dirk Darkstar

“Sir… I don’t know if this is the best time for–” Captain Dirk Darkstar of the Darkstar Spacestar Search & Research Society smacked his first officer across the mouth. The first officer went silent. “I don’t know what star system you were born in, boy, but I come from the Darkstar System. The darkest system […]

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#WednesdayChallenge Accepted!

So, I meant to post this yesterday, but LIFE. Instead, you get them now. There’s this pretty cool thing going on over at called the #WednesdayChallenge that encourages users to write a short piece of fiction that fits the weekly theme in 256 characters (technically, less, as the hashtag #WedC needs to be included […]

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Reflections from a booth in a diner on the first day of September

I sit at a table in the diner and watch my family eat. A booth, actually. I sit in a booth at the diner and watch my family eat. My daughter asks for more fries. She uses her hands, signing “more” and then “fries”. She’s very precise when she does it, which I always find […]

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The Road Less Traveled: a microfiction horror story

When the car broke down, I was fifty miles past nowhere with another hundred to nothing. The sliver of the moon that remained struggled to peek past the clouds, as I hunched over the engine, hoping to get a glimpse of the problem and keep moving. No one traveled this road after dark. When the […]

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