Flash Fiction/Story Opening: Crossroads

This is not, actually, flash fiction, but since most of the fiction I post on here is under that umbrella, I thought I’d stick it in there. This is the opening to a story I’ve been toying with for a while. I’m working on Songs For Ghosts right now, so writing the opening to this … Continue reading

The Importance of Knowing Your Stuff

My writing instructors always touted the importance of knowing mythology and religion. It is important, they always said, to know the Bible. To know Greek myth. To know your history. Why? Because there are no new stories. We all know this. It’s pounded into our heads over and over – we aren’t original, we aren’t … Continue reading