In the Dark

We’re almost at the conclusion of The Kinter House. This post is the second to last. I think I see how it’s going to end, but the prompts may yet dictate a sudden change. We’ll have to see. Speaking of the prompt, it was particularly hard to adapt this installment to one this week. This […]

Into the Blinding Light

This scene played out earlier today: Vye looked at me from across my study. Her arms were crossed. “I don’t care.” “But all the others have been based on prompts,” I tried to explain. “I don’t care.” “But what about the continuity of the series?” “I don’t care.” “What about consistency?” “I don’t care.” “What […]

Pretty, Pretty

Yesterday was busy for me. I’ve not missed a weekly fiction post in years, though I have missed the occasional Friday. This week I’m late, and that’s only half the bad news. The second half is that this is not an episode of The Dark Calling. But, to make it up to you, something brief […]


I can’t say much about this story without spoiling it, so I’m not going to say anything. Instead, I’m just going to invite you into it. I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think in the comments. I’d very much like to hear your thoughts on this one. condolences “For you,” […]


I like to revisit characters, even in super-short form. This is one of those times. James Kinter remains, for me, an epic villain. There’s nothing particularly original about him. He’s like so many other killers, a disturbing mix of sophistication and psychopathy. But that’s part of why I like him. Well, not HIM. Stories that […]