Monthly Archives: October 2018

Witch – outline

Witch is composed of twenty chapters – a prologue, three sections and an epilogue. Each chapter is about 2,500 words. Here’s a brief inconsistent outline of the chapters: Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is black charcoal crushing white paper. … Continue reading

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on Witch, my nanowrimo project

Starting from two recent short stories,  I have decided to try and put together a quick 50,000 word novel I call Witch. Here are some initial notes: On the surface, the narrator believes his wife is a witch and has … Continue reading

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Swingers

Perspective, the point-of-view, the slant created by choice of narrator is one of my favorite tools to manipulate in writing a story. Here, I took a first-personish narrative about a swinger couple prowling a bar and shifted the perspective twenty … Continue reading

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In the Cards

I love to see my narrators challenged by ideas and insights that come from an unexpected direction – enjoy – Malinov In The Cards by Lord Malinov I am a scientist and a skeptic. I take logic and reason seriously. … Continue reading

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Change

A recognition story where the past and the present are disconnected and the changes are powerful – enjoy – Malinov Change by Lord Malinov I ran into Mia at a bar. It was one of those moments of cognitive dissonance, … Continue reading

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Insomnia

From a series of guitar-based stories, this one addresses the late-night hook-up, a visitation of the warmest kind – enjoy – Malinov Insomnia by Lord Malinov Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I get up and play scales on my guitar. … Continue reading

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Nana’s Bed

Another in the haunted artifacts series, using a literary allusion to provide a foundation for our frame characters’ developing relationship = enjoy – Malinov Nana’s Bed by Lord Malinov “You said everything’s haunted. What about the bed? Did he sleep … Continue reading

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