Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fortune Cookies

Lately I've been looking at really big works and haven't posted much in the way of little bits. Crimson Promises is through its second draft and will soon be on its way to an agent. I do have a short story I plan to post once I finish it (the ending eludes me) but in the meantime,I will post this little spark for creativity -- fortunes from Ty Ling fortune cookies

  • They are never alone who are accompanied by noble thought
  • The weekend ahead predicts enjoyment
  • Things don't just happen; they happen just.
  • When the moment comes, take the one from the right.
  • There are no ordinary moments
  • You form passionate relationships without compromising your independence
  • Those grapes you cannot taste are always sour
  • Th real test in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in
  • You cannot manage men in battle. You manage things; you lead people.
  • The kind of advice we do not like to take often turns out to be the best
  • The love of your life will carry you through any circumstances.
  • The one you love is closer than you think
  • Wherever you go, whenever you can, try to leave a gift.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I used to fear it, Eternity
One place
One thing
that never ends
can never end
and is filled with I-don't-know
A place I could never leave

Fables of heaven and hell
Elysium and Vallhalla
Golden palaces and green fields
Brimstone pits and cemetaries
Halls of ale long tasteless and dry
Haunted me.

Now I know
that not a second less
will sate this hunger
to consume him
This infinite thing,
This love.

Monday, April 8, 2013

An Idea for a Short Story Format

I think it would be cool if someone laid out a short story in the form of a scientific paper. It could be very Nabokovian -- maybe written by a mad narrator who is distracted or even crazed by the very thing he's working on. The Introduction could be the prologue of sorts or just seem very sane. The abstract can be what the paper was supposed to be or even the "jacket" of the story. Instead of chapters, there would be sections. I think it would be pretty cool. I'll work on one when I'm done with this big competition I'm in.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Idea for a fantasy short story:

A boy who's lost all wanders into the woods. A hunter helps the boy but in doing so is bitten by a werewolf. The boy is devastated and searches for the entire month for the cure with the hunter. They become best of friends. The boy realizes he has not lost all, for he can still make wonderful friends. They fail to find the cure. The hunter chases the sun on the final day to avoid the moon, fails, and takes his life to save the boy. The boy goes on with this important tale in mind.

When night falls to reign, the moon begins to shine. Forest voices constantly yell, Do not listen, Infernal Lady!" Though these spells in trance leave, nothing will become. Lycanthia is your name, its sound a howl. Planted horror passes. Sol, give peace! Blood on the moon shines. Sol, give peace, eager to devour your open eyes. Free her from evil. . . Sad Lycanthia walks to the Sun faster. Their soul light, it shed wanting blood beings without more. Luna falls, the beast coming out, ready to die. Lycanthia plunges a dagger into his own heart, breaking the curse. Sol, give peace, leading to this sad end. Sun, look at her, his eyes closed in eternity. Freed from evil . . .