Culty stories and to the bin with Facebook [FU32]

Fortnightly update 32: 15.02.2021 to 28.02.2021

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. I know I was a few days late with this post, but I was off getting some fresh air.

Flash fiction and short stories

I’m currently submitting flash fiction and short stories to online magazines and such for publication. This fortnight, I drafted the story I mentioned in my last post, and I’m pretty damn happy with it. Druggy, culty, Lovecraftian vibes. That took up most of my time, but I also managed to submit a 1k-word story to a competition, which is nice.

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. Three 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 got back on the Twitter horse with three decent little pieces.

#scramble

The fighters scramble and warships turn their guns. But this will not help us against what rises from its Precambrian slumber. Even those who pray to it will be tongued up by the thousands. Better to die now, to go out on your own terms, than to see what God really is.

#fear

Unfortunately for Brian, his irrational fear that someone was waiting under his bed to murder him was actually totally rational. He just wished he could have delivered his wife one last “I told you so” before his throat was slit.

#cower / #thespian

I cower before the camera-flash morning
a thespian exhausted
of society’s stage

Conclusion

Overall, it was a pretty standard fortnight. The only other news is that I got RIGHT off that Facebook train. The UI is terrible, and the entire platform makes me feel like I have insects inside my skull. So, honestly, probably no one is going to read these posts anymore, but that’s fine. It’s more for myself anyway.

If you did read this, thanks ❤

Fiction > reality [FU31]

Fortnightly update 31: 01.02.2021 to 14.02.2021

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. I know I was a few days late with this post, but I was off getting some fresh air.

Flash fiction and short stories

I’m currently submitting flash fiction and short stories to online magazines and such for publication. I worked HARD at this over this fortnight, probably harder than I have before. At point point, I had eight stories submitted, by far the most lines I’ve ever had in the water at once. I also wrote a few thousand words of a story before scrapping it and starting another, which is turning out to be one of my favourites to write to date, and will probably be on the longer side for me, meaning about 10 to 12k words. While writing it might not be very strategically viable, I’m having too much fun and don’t plan on stopping. More on that soon, hopefully!

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. Just 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 piece. My motivation for Twitter just isn’t there anymore. I think it’s because I’m writing so much elsewhere. We’ll see.

#here

There’s no clock here
only screams
and novel pains
to tell the time

Conclusion

My fiction writing took up my entire fortnight, if I’m being honest, but I had the motivation, and I rolled with it. Going forward, I think I’m gonna need to establish a bit stricter of a schedule, using my fiction as a reward for completing my other work.

Thanks for reading ❤

No surprises here [FU30]

Fortnightly update 30: 18.01.2021 to 31.01.2021

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 hit it pretty hard, writing a few decent shorts, but I have received no new rejection/acceptance updates as of yet (at least no major ones). I’ll keep on the grind!

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.

Twitter

I write 280-character stories using various writing prompt hashtags on Twitter. This fortnight, I wrote just two pieces.

#ursine

Who would have guessed I’d one day dress up in a genuine Earth-bear rug to get into an Ursine bar on Kepler to try my luck with an Ursine lady? I sure as hell didn’t, and it’s gone smooth as honey so far. I just feel bad for the dude who rocked up in a koala suit.

#stigma / #usual

As the bee dragged its metallic, pollen-caked body over the flower’s stigma, the flower quivered. Nano-bots weren’t the flower’s usual root, but it was 2029, and the flower didn’t want to be prudish like the other assholes blooming in the garden beside it.

Conclusion

Overall, this fortnight was the colour beige. I got plenty of work done, but things were pretty steady, aside from hiring new team-members for Frontier Media. But do you really wanna hear about that? The only other thing worth sharing is that I’ve started giving 1-bit pixel art a crack. It’s pretty fun, and I’ll let you know if it goes anywhere.

Thanks for reading ❤