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Some exciting-ish News


The last few weeks have been a mix of excitement and exhaustion. At my real job, I have put in some insane hours and have had to deal with a bit more drama than I want. 
One of the reasons I took my current job was to get away from the drama that seemed to consume most of my time at the previous two workplaces. I just want to finish out my working years (still looks like another ten or more the way things are going) in peace. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so.

I won’t go into details because it is quite possible that the creator of the drama just might read this post (if anyone reads it at all, lol). Bottom line, though, I took the job because I trusted the company to be drama-free. For the most part, it is, except for one person. In this case, that one person is sufficient to inject enough drama to be troublesome.

Still, the job pays well, so I will just ignore the purveyor of drama as much as possible and press on. This too shall pass.

There is a fairly new online publishing site that I found very interesting. I entered a monthly contest with a 3000-word short story (shorts are a new thing for me), and I applied to be accepted as an independent contributor. Well, they took me on as one of their writers!

The website is Tales.

The above link is for readers and directs you to the Android and IOS app stores to download and start reading.

For those interested in signing up as a writer or entering the monthly short story contest, here’s your link.

I like the venue because it gives a writer the option of adding audio and visual characteristics to make your story more immersive. You can even create branching tales where writers can give readers choices that could lead to alternate endings. Check it out. It is very much worth your while.

Now my time is filled with adapting my stories to this new format, and it is formidable indeed. However, there are many tutorials to watch, guides to follow, forums to ask questions and find FAQs, and a Discord channel to monitor. There is enough help available to shorten the learning curve considerably.

Wish me luck and when I have a link to my adapted works, I will post it. For now, I can post the link for my 3000-word contest entry titled…

Courage, Compassion, and Blood

I have yet to add audio and visual content for the story because I intend to expand the story. 3000 words were hardly enough to tell the whole tale.

The short is about a man hired to catch a killer who drinks their victims’ blood. He finds the killer only to discover that they are not quite the monster everyone thinks. You can also find it on my website here.