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, atContinue reading “Unfinished Stories: Old Home”

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 spokenContinue reading “Triple Book Review + New Short Story”

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 tryContinue reading “Sensory Details in Writing”

A brief update and a new short story!

Greetings! This is going to be a slightly unusual update to the blog, as I have multiple shorter objects to address. Firstly and most important, I released the edited draft of my newest short story, Grey Lights, to the website yesterday. It follows a brief chapter in the life of two young men, one blind,Continue reading “A brief update and a new short story!”

Unfinished Stories: Grey Lights

Introduction: This short story is presented as the third of my “unfinished stories,” tales which connect subtly through background threads. While these connections have not yet been made apparent, future releases will elaborate on the building conflict that fuels the events within these shorts. Feedback is always welcome. Grey LightsCathon Ajabon-Czar, heir to the throneContinue reading “Unfinished Stories: Grey Lights”

Unfinished Stories: Lamington

Jendeas H’nendwan, captain of the Lamington Watch, slammed a fist into the dining table, causing it to shake. The table was of woodhost; it was thick and grainy but very light, and it had one unbalanced leg, causing it to rock violently. The three others at the table barely reacted—they were used to this kindContinue reading “Unfinished Stories: Lamington”

Unfinished Stories: Chanting

A tall man, heavily built and broad-shouldered, placed a firm hand on the gilded iron rail, steadying himself. A low thrumming pulsed beneath his fingers through the metal, came through the night blue carpet under his feet, hovering in the air around him. Tension seemed to ebb and flow in a vortex around his head,Continue reading “Unfinished Stories: Chanting”