Tuesday, June 9, 2015

'Etchings', a Colorado ghost story...

I've been working on this short story, off and on, for several years. I'd play with it and then set it to the side; it never really seemed to flow right and I didn't have a good ending.

Last weekend I was looking through my 'To Do' writing list for something I could complete while stuck in the house. I have several short stories and a few 'what if' outlines that I'm always tweaking and playing with.

I read and reread what I had so far in 'Etchings', looking for a good ending. While staring out the back patio, it came to me. It was like I was standing in that tiny deserted mountain town, next to the neglected graves. I saw how Alan and Lizzie were caught up in the brewing storm and how they resolved the mystery.

I spent half a day writing and rewriting the conclusion and then going back through the story several times, tying up some loose ends and fixing my tenses again. ;-)

I'm happy with the results and I hope you get a chance to enjoy it as well.

Bring a rain coat. ;-)

'Etchings' a ghost story  <--------

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hard Core Military SciFi 'Mission Veritas' by John Murphy

Check my review of John Murphy's military adventure 'Mission Veritas' on Amazon and here on my 'Reviews' page.

I'm a big fan of Johns writing now. I read 'Mission Veritas' in two sittings. Took two because of silly work requirements ;-)

John's style is brisk and solid hard scifi adventure. The story hooks you with great characters and a solid intro and then flings you into the maelstrom without time for a breath.

I love this kind of 'I ain't no hero, but I'll do what has to be done or die trying' story. There are characters that step up to the challenge and those that either can't or won't. So. Real people put into extraordinary circumstances with unpredictable results.

Buy this book and then grab a half dozen of your favorite cold brew and a huge plate of nachos, you're going to be busy for a few hours.

Talk/blog to John here:
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