Lives Untold

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I’ve returned to writing after struggling with it for over a year.

I come back with an idea I’d had written in my notes for a long while now. It seemed like an appropriate story to finally write as a return piece since it’s about a writer who was struggling with writing. Feeling pressured and used. It’s about finding an unlikely muse, and telling a story the way you want to tell it. It’s bleak at first, but ends up more optimistic.

Hopefully, this is the beginning of me writing more often again. We’ll see.

Read “Lives Untold” Here

The MyIGN Death Match

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The MyIGN Death Match is somewhat of an enigma. It was an idea I started working on with the community at IGN.com. The task was to have each person submit a character of their own design, with it’s own story and background, and I would write it into a death match. Each match was left up to a coin-flip to see who would win, and then I’d write out the match.

It was meant to be humorous and light-hearted, but in the process I began writing an over-arching storyline as well. The whole project came crashing down shortly after it started, leaving it without a victor. However, each piece is solid and interesting in it’s own way, so I wanted to preserve it’s legacy here. For a more in-depth look at it, along with all of the side pieces written for each character by members of the community, you can check out the official hub here.

It takes a lot of cues from video games, anime, and pop culture. Many of the characters are based on, in some way or another, pop culture characters. There are also a few inside jokes that won’t translate too well to outside observers, but they’re included here because they’re a part of this.

The format of each match isn’t written like a traditional story, but instead like a script to make it easier for people to breeze through.

Start From The Beginning – Match 1

Head To The Main Page

Survival – Unfinished Second Chapter

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A little while ago, I began working on some more ideas for my multi-chapter zombie epic, which has the current placeholder title of “Survival”. I started a second chapter, but never finished it. I figured I’d up it to Survival section under Unfinished Projects to keep it safe. It introduces a few new characters and starts to set up some plot pieces. Nothing substantial.

Check Out Survival Here

Jump Straight To Chapter Two

Human Echoes – More Unfinished Business

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The Human Echoes project was a side project I was originally hosting on another site. However, I have since moved it into the Unfinished Works catalog of this site since it’s on indefinite hiatus.

It’s a collection of works built around an over-laying mythology surrounding an event called “The Crisis”. Maybe someday I’ll continue writing for it.

Human Echoes

Broken Windows – Writing Contest Short Story

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A little while ago, I wrote  a small piece called Broken Windows for a writing contest on MyIGN. I won with it and advanced to the next round, though I admit this isn’t a very good piece.

The only prompt I was given was “It starred at me”.

I decided to take it in a slightly more metaphorical direction, instead of going with the obvious living thing. It’s meant to capture the struggle of the artist and the pain of losing someone.

I’ll admit, this story is very much like Only Words in theme, just with a different art style. That’s kind of cheating, isn’t it?

Read Broken Windows Here

New Sci Fi Mini-Project: Former

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Hello,

It’s been awhile since I’ve done anything substantial that wasn’t part of a bigger project, but tonight an idea came into my head and I felt like running with it. “Former” is a sci-fi piece about discovering things about yourself. I haven’t pegged down most of the details, but I have thrown down a short prologue to introduce the concept. Stay tuned for more updates.

Read The Prologue of Former Here