Okami, the Grey Wolf (March 2016)
Accidentally wandered into a Barnes & Nobles one afternoon in San Antonio while looking for some liquid writer’s fuel.
Ended up spending the afternoon/evening there just writing things that had been marinating for way too long.
Ultimately, Okami was the result.
Broken Angels (December 2015)
Wrote this on the plane to San Antonio for a training event.
Didn’t have much time, which is why it’s relatively short, but I think the intent comes through.
It’s about people wandering into and through their lives.
The Vices and Virtues of Sera Ryan (July 2012)
Wrote this for a creative writing class.
For some reason I started channelling Stieg Larsson, but I enjoyed it.
I wanted to expand on it a bit, but the project requirements kept it a bit short.
Sam (July 2011)
Wrote this one for a short story contest. The outline was:
Create a scene where two people, who have been good friends for a while, are going out on a date for the first time.
The scene must include at least one awkward moment and must end with something unexpected.
I figured since I was messing around anyway, that I might as well give it a stab in the dreaded second-person. Result? Awkward, but fun.
Killing Dragons (October 2010)
Two brothers reminisce before the elder goes off to college.
Before going, the older brother reminds the younger of the days when they fought imaginary dragons and what their future has in store.
Snowfall (January 2010)
A little girl and her grandmother recollect on a snowy afternoon, before going out to visit old friends.
Written for a 24-hour short story contest. Received an honorable mention.
Sand Castles (April 08)
A man tries to find purpose to his listlessly boring life.
A casual stroll through the park brings him into contact with a young girl who gives him something worth thinking about.
Here’s an old video of it. The words might be a bit off, due to editing.