New Year’s Resolutions (2018)

The time has come again for me to pick an arbitrary time (the beginning of another cycle of the Gregorian calendar) to resolve to a few items of self-improvement and education. 1. Read 20 Books I read 12 books last year, largely because I made a goal of completing Stephen King’s Dark Tower cycle. This … [Read more…]

The Setup

This is a first draft of a first chapter so, if you please, be kind. The room was smoke. It smelled like it primarily due to the haze that floated just over a sitting man’s head. It saturated the old dark wood paneling, the time-flattened navy-black carpet, the big mahogany desk, the strewn papers, the … [Read more…]

Prologue: The Old Hospital – 3/17/2010 – 2AM

The following is a first draft of the prologue from my novel, tentatively titled Among the Dead. Glass breaking. Daniel’s heart pounding in his ears. His knuckles wrapped in an old shirt. Large shards land inside the building on concrete, breaking and dividing. A deep gulp of breath. The night air sweeps around Daniel and makes … [Read more…]