Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Paleobotany Gone Bad (WT 72)

An idea about bamboo and possibly tiger cages.

Friday, December 03, 2010

(WT 78) The Phantom Flush

Darling, I heard a noise in the bathroom, she said...
(hint, it's a ghost story)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Houston Birthday Party (WT 76)

There's a worm in your future. Yanno, like earthworm.
This is posted on the website in the Halloween Folder.
The Houston Birthday Party

Friday, October 01, 2010

My Flashy Shorts

A defunct web page. It was a nice idea that failed.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

...And This Has Been One of Them (WT 67)

I can't believe a story got completely written and filed on my hard drive without getting an entry here but there it was, sitting there, smirking.

I posted this story on my website. It's my summer gift of fun. Enjoy it.
...And This Has Been One Of Them...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ryder Eisel (WT 70)

Mining on a distant planet, Ryder Eisel becomes a metal soldier, much like a praetorian guard in ancient Rome.

This was the January 2011 story on my website.

Monday, June 07, 2010

2012 Apocalypse (WT 60)

Now he knows why the Mayan calendar ends in 2012 and what he must do for the next 12 baktun cycles (12 times 144,000 days). The pillars of heaven as represented by the compass must pass on their burden to four new men.
Update #1 (29 Sep 2009): I submitted this to a journal and got rejected.
Update #2 (10 Jan 2010): A third journal and a rejection.
Update #3 (7 June 2010): I published this on my website.
In the Stone Folder:

Monday, May 31, 2010

I fought the spaceship and the spaceship won (WT56)

I was rewriting one of the (how do I say this?) "bad idea" or "unworkable idea" or "dead end" ideas and saved this scene as a story all by itself. Don't think this is unusual, lots of stories you read have lost a character that didn't advance the story. Or the author deleted characters because there were too many characters in the story.

UPDATE #1: February 2009 - I "salvaged a fragment from the draft and put it on the website in the Sci Fi Folder as I Fought the Spaceship and the Spaceship Won -- Wayne and Roberto and you get to read about their misadventure with the spaceship. It did not further the story I was trying to write.

That's the reason that a writer would take a segment and save it as a short story or make it into a standalone story.

UPDATE #2: May 2010 - I took a very humorous chunk of the old story and started to make it into a short story for the website but something odd happened... It created a better segment of the origial story, so much so, I have continued with the original ideas and outline I first set out last year.

Now I have to find another story to post.

Monday, April 26, 2010

(WT 55) Treasure Hunters

My creature from the black lagoon story. It's hard to say if any story will actually appear. Treasure hunters in the deep, deep ocean.

Update: I posted a portion of the story on the website.

Monday, March 01, 2010

silicone (WT 3)

March 1, 2010
I took one of the usable portions of this story (About 1100 words) and posted it as a standalone story on my website. Every so often I cannibalize a failed idea like this. This particular idea is three years old and I know that I will not go to go back to it. I'm only posting this to keep track.

August 2007
New idea: A CIA Spy is captured in china. They convert him into a living plastinated statue as punishment.

This idea didn't pan out: Frat boys try to create a display piece but instead convert the body of a friend into silicone rubber. It's like those dissected bodies you see in museums.