The Most Welcoming of Secrets

Abine wasn’t tired.  But he was supposed to be, wasn’t he? He was retired. He had seen the world and it had seen him.  So why wasn’t he tired? You’d think he would be tired. Old, even. That was what was expected of him. That he would just yield the moment they told him, take... Continue Reading →

Unfinished Stories: Child of the Sun

Introduction: This snippet is presented as the fifth of my "unfinished stories"---a series of short tales I've begun to enjoy including here on the Goblin Opinions site. This one is particularly unique, as it was originally intended to be the prologue of a novel I began writing last November. Now, things got a little sidetracked... Continue Reading →

February Wrap Up and New Short Story

Greetings! Today's post will be a short one, and mostly just an announcement concerning a new short story I've made public on the site. I wrote this one last November during National Novel Writing Month; it's rougher around the edges but still one I wanted to share. You can find that story, and a brief... Continue Reading →

The Winds of the Storm

Introduction: This short story was written late in 2021 to be submitted to an online contest of short stories. I've decided to post it here, so that it may be viewed by the visitors of this site. It varies distinctly from the other short stories I have presented here; I categorize this tale as science... Continue Reading →

Triple Book Review + New Short Story

Greetings! It's that time again—I've finished a selection of books, and I'm sharing my reviews of them on the Goblin Opinions blog. You can find more reviews, as well as a list of favorite readings, on my goodreads account. This past month, I finished several books, all by the wonderful author Brandon Sanderson. I've spoken... Continue Reading →

Unfinished Stories: Old Home

Note: While still a part of my public "Unfinished Stories" collection, Old Home is rather disconnected from the main overarching plot. At some point it will tie in, but likely not until the overarching story is better defined. Consider it an interlude, a snippet of a tale that takes place in a different location, at... Continue Reading →

Sensory Details in Writing

In writing anything fiction—a short story, a novel, what have you—it is important to keep in mind the significance of utilizing sensory details for the benefit of the reader. Even if your plot is centered around something far outside the realm of perception—and please enlighten me if this is your plan—you'll still want to try... Continue Reading →

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