Gone fishin’ [FU29]

Fortnightly update 29: 04.01.2021 to 17.01.2021

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Flash fiction and short stories

I’m currently submitting flash fiction and short stories to online magazines and such for publication. This fortnight, I worked my ass off, writing and submitting three short stories to various publications. Now I just have to play the waiting (and likely rejection) game.

Frontier Media

I write scripts for Frontier Media, a media production company specialising in YouTube. Our two largest channels are The Front and Geetsly’s, and while I’ve written for Geetsly’s in the past, I mostly write for The Front and our new, smaller channel The Braved. Two videos for which I wrote the scripts were published this fortnight.

Twitter

I write 280-character stories using various writing prompt hashtags on Twitter. This fortnight, I wrote just one story. Woops.

#vulture

I threw the thigh — femur jutting from the bloated flesh like a chicken sausage — onto the hardpan and crouched between a dusty tree and boulder. When the vultures started circling, I loaded my crossbow. One landed, and I thwocked it in its side. “Fucking scavengers.”

Conclusion

You might have noticed that this fortnightly post was particularly short, and that’s because I’ve been away for a spell, catching fish and getting sunstroke in Jurien Bay. I still managed to get quite a bit done before I went, however, and I even started a new (and very secret) project over the last few days of the fortnight. I’ve always been interested in pixel art, and that’s all the information I’m gonna leak for now.

Thanks for reading ❤

On a roll [FU28]

Fortnightly update 28: 21.12.2020 to 03.01.2021

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Flash fiction and short stories

I’m currently submitting flash fiction and short stories to online magazines and such for publication. This fortnight, my story “Human Suit” got accepted into Issue 271 of AntipodeanSF, which will go live in April. It’s a bit more of a light-hearted story which everyone can enjoy, and I can’t bloody wait to share it with you. This is my third acceptance so far, and I’m waiting to hear back on another few really strong stories. Fingers crossed.

Frontier Media

I write scripts for Frontier Media, a media production company specialising in YouTube. Our two largest channels are The Front and Geetsly’s, and while I’ve written for Geetsly’s in the past, I mostly write for The Front and our new, smaller channel The Braved. Four videos for which I wrote the scripts were published this fortnight, including The Braved’s debut video.

Twitter

I write 280-character stories using various writing prompt hashtags on Twitter. This fortnight, I handed the #WeirdVSS over to another host, as is fairly customary in the Twitter #vss writing community, and I wrote three stories.

#ooze

My needle-marks ooze a tar-like pus, yet I stay on the hunt for fresh veins. Each time, I’m closer to the Baron and his black throne among the stars, but also my death. Even if the latter comes first, it’s better to strive for eternity than never to have tried.

#vulture

Death tails me in the sky like a vulture, but only I can see him. I’m not sure if it was that stupid ritual or if he has always been there, just visible to me now. I can feel him even when I sleep, hungering, getting closer. Believe me, it’s better not knowing.

#corruption

I draw a line down my forearm with the scalpel and peel to the meat, which I snip loose at the tendon. When I see my true self for the first time in aeons, I sigh with relief. Free of the corruption that is flesh, I jangle down the street, reborn wonderfully in bone.

Conclusion

Being a freelancer, I don’t really get any holiday benefits, so I’ve had to continue working a little this fortnight, but, to be honest, I kind of enjoy it. I feel like a sponge if I don’t take a career step each day. Maybe that’s crazy. We’ll see. Anyway, I’m hoping this will be a big year for my short fiction, and like I said, I can’t wait to share it with you all.

Happy New Year, and thanks for reading ❤

A cruisy coupla weeks [FU27]

Fortnightly update 27: 07.12.2020 to 20.12.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Flash fiction and short stories

I’m currently submitting flash fiction and short stories to online magazines and such for publication. This fortnight, I wrote one of my favourite short story yet, and I’ve submitted it to New Gothic Review. Fingers crossed!

Frontier Media

I write scripts for Frontier Media, a media production company specialising in YouTube. Our two largest channels are The Front and Geetsly’s, and while I’ve written for Geetsly’s in the past, I mostly write for The Front. Two videos for which I wrote the scripts were uploaded this fortnight.

The Jerk’E’Club

It’s been a while, but I wrote Chapter 10 of Tales of the Jerk’E’Club this fortnight. I get plenty of creative freedom working for the Jerk’E’Club, so it’s always a good time. If you like salty meat, check it out.

JEC

Twitter

I write 280-character stories using various writing prompt hashtags on Twitter, and I also host #WeirdVSS. This fortnight I wrote just two stories.

#queen

While they obsess over her in the millions, I’m the only one she loves back. I knew it when she squeezed me out of her pale, bloated abdomen. I was special, even if I was in all but soul identical to my many, many kin. I’d do anything for her. Long live the queen.

#king

Nothing can fill the void you left in our king-sized bed. Believe me, I’ve tried. The dog was okay, but it, uh, died. The cat didn’t last a day. I just wish I hadn’t tried the horse out before I realised duct-taping you to the damn mattress was the simplest solution.

Conclusion

Things have actually been pretty cruisy lately, and I feel like I deserve it. It’s been a hard year (on everyone, yeah), and it’s nice to have a little spare time to get owned by bots in chess, catch blowfish, and watch True Detective.

Thanks for reading ❤