Author: Long-hands

As Usual, Wrong Again

As Usual, Wrong Again

I’m having trouble launching my new website. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to self-host and it’s utterly confusing. Apologies for the wait, and please standby.

New site!

New site!

I’m in the process of moving this site over to a new site! It was time to grow, and the new site allows me to do so much more. I’ve migrated all of my content over to the new site already and will pick up on posting over there instead of here. If you’d like to …

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Guy walks into a bar and orders a fruit punch. Bartender says “Pal, if you want a punch you’ll have to stand in line” Guy looks around, but there is no punch line.

The Second Draft

The Second Draft

I am on the third draft of the short story, looking back on what I’ve done with the second. Mostly, revising the second draft means ossifying plot and rewriting major sections. I have the ending figured out, I know my major changes, and I’ve cut out the elements which don’t make sense and added structure. …

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Shit Taste and Paranamanco

Shit Taste and Paranamanco

Disliking many of the short stories in The Big Book of Science Fiction made me wonder if maybe I have shit taste. After all, nearly all of them are award-winning or era-defining or represent the national sci-fi archetype or have some other pedigree. If other people thought they were so good that they awarded them …

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Magical Art Camp and Audio Books

Magical Art Camp and Audio Books

I have been time-impoverished since last Friday due to a trifecta of family emergencies, deadlines, and preparing for my contract job as a counselor an interdisciplinary arts camp. I attended for three summers as a creative writing student, and the camp was one of the first places where I knew I had to step up my …

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Without Magic, Still Without Cost!

Without Magic, Still Without Cost!

Without Magic is free for one more day! Don’t miss the chance to pay nothing for a $0.99 short story! Arnesbury, middle-ranking government wizard, wants an apprentice. When his young next-door neighbor, Arthur, comes forward as a candidate, Arnesbury is thrilled to discover the boy is an unrivaled genius. However, a magical terrorist organization may have …

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Without Magic, Without Cost!

Without Magic, Without Cost!

Without Magic is free today and tomorrow! Check it out! Arnesbury, middle-ranking government wizard, wants an apprentice. When his young next-door neighbor, Arthur, comes forward as a candidate, Arnesbury is thrilled to discover the boy is an unrivaled genius. However, a magical terrorist organization may have already contacted Arthur, and Arnesbury must discover whether his apprentice …

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I measure tables and chairs in libraries and cafes to make sure they are the right height for me to comfortably write in them. I’m too short for this stupid Earth.