Monthly Archives

January 2017

Publishing News

PROSE: A New Home to Write and Share Your Work!

I hadn’t heart about TheProse until recently, but the man behind the magic there messaged me and asked if I might be interested in posting something. After looking through what they’re all about, I was intrigued. A place for writers to freely share their work, critique and interact? Sign me up! It’s a great idea and I’m a big fan of what I’ve seen. It reminds me of, only with a bit more organic of an interface and more of a focus on short fiction. Flash Fiction isn’t my usual jam, but for those who enjoy it this is an awesome site.

The piece I’ve decided to post is a bit of flash fiction experimentation titled “A God Among Us.” It’s about a lonely god who has lost his humanity. I was never really sure what to do with it, but I hope you all enjoy!!

Check out TheProse and my story here!

Continue reading

Review of “Wool”, by Hugh Howey

The Wool Omnibus  by Hugh Howey

Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Novel (530 pages)
Rating: 4/5 stars

Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) (Silo series) by [Howey, Hugh]I know, I know, I’m late to the party, but I was selected to write a short story for an anthology related to Hugh Howey’s ‘Wool’ Series, so it was time to sit down and give this a read. I was really pleasantly surprised! Usually a series with as much hype as this doesn’t live up to it, but I definitely felt it did.

Mr. Howey has developed a fascinating world. The descriptions, the imagery, all top notch. While maybe not the most original or believable story throughout, it was more than good enough. My biggest issue was that the ending felt a bit rushed. There is so much detail in every page, yet all of a sudden the story wraps up. It felt a bit contrived, and Juliette’s character seemed to change a little merely to fit the needs of the story.

That wasn’t enough to ruin it for me though. Dystopian fiction just isn’t usually my thing, but after reading this I can’t believe books like Divergent and Hunger Games made it onto the silver screen before this. It was made for the movies.

If you don’t want to read this entire thing and have to pick just one book in the omnibus, part one is the way to go. It totally sold me on the premise of the underground world Mr. Howey has so lovingly crafted, and was a beautifully haunting story. Honestly, I think my biggest problem with the end portion of the omnibus might be that this first part was so strong. Nothing else in the book affected me like those first few brilliant chapters.

This book can be purchased for kindle here.


Continue reading