Author Archives: Words With Sharp Edges

Direvale Farm

My entry in the January r/fantasywriters challenge. I suggested the prompt this month: a funny story in which magic goes horribly wrong. Edwin climbed into the unicorn-drawn carriage. When the tour guide had his back turned, he rubbed his slushy … Continue reading

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Time for that Yearly Goal-setting Ritual

New year, new writing goals. Finish the sequel to The Hummingbird Familiar. -Write, edit, and release before the end of the year. -I’ve made some great progress on the first draft in the past couple months. I’m more than halfway … Continue reading

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The Time Capsule

Short story for the r/fantasywriters December challenge: limit of 300 words. Everyone was drunk. Villagers lit candles, traded hats, and beat spoons against wooden bowls. They gathered around the giant spruce that towered over their houses, taking shelter from the … Continue reading

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Loose Threads

This story won the November r/fantasywriters challenge. Zeke locked his truck. “You’re not going to bring the metal detector?” “If I need it.” Casey trudged across the road, resting her shovel on her shoulder. She stopped in front of the … Continue reading

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Rethinking This Blog

I know I haven’t updated for a few weeks. It’s not lack of motivation that has been the problem, nor lack of topics. (I have a file where I brainstorm entry ideas, and I treat the brainstorming itself as a … Continue reading

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At the Coquitlam facility, they let the clones stay up until 9.

A short story based on this contest/writing prompt. A bit silly, but a lot of fun. “I know, I know, it sounds like a good deal on paper. Job security for life? Three square meals? Room and board? Plus, you’ve … Continue reading

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First Chapter of a Sequel to The Hummingbird Familiar

(Some ending spoilers for The Hummingbird Familiar here.) By the time Lane noticed the spirit, it had already yanked him underwater. He had been up to his waist in a burbling creek, climbing a beaver dam for a better view … Continue reading

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