Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Erotica

I've been wondering these last couple of days: as a distraction, would it be worth my time to take my short story, "They Met Over the Internet" and turn it into a larger narrative? The story is BDSM-inspired, and pretty light stuff, really; but I wonder if others might think it worth-while...or would it unduly color their opinion of me?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Potions

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, Lillie chose the word "Potions," and I turn back the clock to a famous madman who fell because of his own ambition.

***

The lineage of my blood may very well end with me, but I must continue on.

The assembled corpse lay still, waiting for the proper time to embrace life; and the machinery that will make my "son" animate hums discontentedly as the powerful storm approaches.

With clatter-clack of chains and spinning wheels I raise my creation to the heavens, and soon he shall know the sting of the storm's kiss -- soon life will come to this foul retch.

I, and I alone, have learned the secret to the elixir of life; and only I am prepared, like God in Heaven, to call this soul from the darkness.

The course is set, the time is now, and my regrets are none.

                  --Victor

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Flawed

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, Lillie chose the word "Flawed," and I wax poetic on a strange topic.

***

Life, that mad spasm that disturbs the dream of Death, is a broken ideal.

The process of existing is arduous, mistaken, coarse, and ripe with folly.

The Powers-That-Be should not have granted Life its horrorshow-time on the Universal stage; instead, they should have given no pause to thoughts of it, and consigned it to the ever-lasting flame of oblivion.

Yet, remain it does; and Life finds a way -- as always -- to bring forth its fruited foolishness again and again, and to drive back the native dark with a spark kindled in the very heart of all things.

We, Life's inept children, are the heirs to mistakes of fortune on a very grand scale; we are the innately broken that contemplate the broken nature that allows its own existence.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Detour

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, Lillie chose the word "Detour," and this is what I came up with.

***

The man walked the silent, dusty back roads of Michigan with purpose.

Having left the paved roads of the city behind, he treaded heavily into unknown country -- his former life left in a trail of dust.

Friends, family, job -- all gone -- he stomped heavy-booted into a new direction, a new beginning, a new life.

Never for a moment did he consider returning, changing the direction he feet pointed, and reclaiming the rugged refuse of his old existence.

He couldn't, he mustn't; because to go back, that unthinkable demise of character, would mean the surrender of his dreams, which is the truest sign of a coward.

Monday, October 8, 2012

"My Indie Minday" at MMSAI

MeMyShelfAndI.com has a weekly feature called "My Indie Monday," and this week they chose me to be the focus! How cool is that? So, head on over, here's the link, have some fun...enter to win a free copy of my book. They're giving away 10 copies! Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

"I Read Indie" focuses upon me!

Hey! Today is a great day! It's great because I just learned that I Read Indie has gone and chose me to be their focus for the day. Here's the link! Hop on over, give her blog a follow, and enjoy!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Happy Birthday!!!

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, we, the user, are allowed to pick; therefore, the chosen word is "Wicked."

***

In the dark night of one's own mind, people plot and plan.

They use their wits to bring an end to others -- to steal, to control, to foster desire or hate; to start wars for their own gain, or to spread illness and decay.

Hidden beneath their dark acts lies a brutal truth about themselves, one they'd rather never confront: That they, mere men, are themselves controlled by forces far more malevolent than their machinations would ever allow.

These wicked masters, furious and fuming, wish to bring civilization to end, rain Hell from the sky, and reclaim the Earth in their own unholy name.

For no matter the evil that lurks within, nor how vile the beast that man can be, there is, out there in the dark void, sinister, Stygian foes rank with power who will bring chaos and pain in waves unending; and man, the lost and lowly creation, will be trampled mercilessly under foot and will bow and scrape and pay homage to that which dwells within the uttermost Inferno that they, themselves, had summoned.