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Short Story: Ounta

Aen crouched in the brush, surveying the path that curved between massive redwood trunks and lesser conifers. The young hunter, no longer a child but still absent a beard, concealed himself beside a rotten and shattered pine. Having been there since dawn, dusk now deepened the shadows that filtered down from the towering forest canopy... Continue Reading →

Short Story: The Boy in the Jar

The boy awoke with a start, and the curved glass of the cylinder distorted the face of the girl pounding upon it. His confused eyes met hers peering through translucent green fluid. Feeling the shock of her fist hitting the container, he watched her scream. But the girl’s words were rendered incomprehensible by the liquid... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: November 1st, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Alright, this is going to be a quick one! On Sunday Night into Monday morning, we had a huge wind storm hit Maine with up to 70 miles-per-hour gusts along with 3-ish inches of rain. Almost 400,000 people (about a... Continue Reading →

Aniyah, a Short Story by Jason H. Abbott

Aniyah got down on her knees and looked into the square hole that served as the shack’s entrance. It wasn’t dissimilar to peering inside a doghouse, and moments later she shook her head noticing several doghouses actually were cobbled together as parts of the hovel. “Yo, Phil. Thanks for savin’ my ass ‘n all with... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: December 14th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! This will be a much more productive writing update than my prior one. :-) Starting Wednesday of last week, I began crafting a new short story during breaks at work. Writing in flurries and chunks, the tale was two-thirds done... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: December 7th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Last Thursday, my short story “The Boy in the Jar” won the November 2016 Fantasy Writers Challenge! If you would like to give its 1,500 words a read, please click here or on the title card above to be taken... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: July 13th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Much movement on the writing front this week! First, I finished a fifth and then a sixth draft of Tears of the Joyous Mare. I think it’s ready to share publicly now, so I’ll be putting it up on Aethereal... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 25th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I released the third and final part of The Old Man of the Elder Trees this weekend, and the ending was warmly received and enjoyed. This gave me such a good feeling that I was a lot like the little... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 18th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Another week of getting stuff done! I finished and named my “in-between” short story I was using as a warm-up before starting work on The Orgcrist. I’m calling it Tears of the Joyous Mare, and it ended up being almost... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 11th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I received my first alpha-reader feedback on The Unicorn Hunters and it was positive… Looks like I hit my emotional targets in the piece. :-) Proofreading has left me with cleanup and editing to do before I send it off... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 4th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I finally feel like I’m getting the hang of this full-time writing thing! Sticking to the revised writing schedule I started last week, I exceeded my daily goal of a thousand words of fiction each day… often by a third... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: April 27th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Last week started tough. My writing progress was slow, and I was just beginning to get the hang of my wife working a late second-shift that really upended how I focus and write. However, because she’s trying to recover from... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: April 20th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Things have been getting into gear this week as I make more adjustments to writing full-time. There has been a lot of planning and retooling going on. Concurrent with this big change in my life, my wife also started a... Continue Reading →

New Fantasy Fiction Starts Saturday!

The heroes and villains of A Contract in Azure and Indigo aren’t your typical fantasy archetypes. Far from being wizards or warriors, they’re regular folks whose concerns over the farm outweigh those they have over monsters. But the world, and magic, has a way of intruding sometimes… Until what begins with an air of mystery... Continue Reading →

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