Patience (Short Fiction)

This story originally appeared on another blog as part of a contest to tell a short story about a spy cat.  I wrote about the story and about the cat that inspired it here.  However, since then it seems that that website has disappeared, so I decided to republish the story here, for completionist’s sake.

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Weekly Geeky Question #51: Making a “Great” Christian Film

It’s the penultimate Weekly Geeky Question, where my friend Rod asks me some geeky question that I have to answer.  We’re now up to Week #51, so only one more to go.  This week’s question is quite a bit different than any other we’ve had this year:

How would I create an openly evangelistic Christian film…and make it awesome and popular?


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Jargon (Short Fiction)

A short story I wrote for a contest a while ago (I lost), inspired by an experience I had a while ago doing research into a topic that employed some complex technical language.




Jason caught his reflection in the glass door at the front of National Executive Tech, a monument in stone and glass to retro urban industrial architecture. He wondered if he was ready. It was an unmissable opportunity, considering the prestige of the up-and-coming technology corporation: a six month, unpaid internship, but with a possible job at the other end. He took a breath and was about to enter when a skinny figure with a cheap tie slipped in ahead of him, commenting, “You snooze, you lose, JJ!” It was Ronnie, the other intern starting today—his competitor for the job. Continue reading Jargon (Short Fiction)

Glad to See the Back of You [Short Fiction]

Claude looked into the mirror, but all he could see was the back of his own head.  His reflection would not meet his gaze.  Claude waited, stared harder, but the reflection didn’t move.  How long had this been going on?  How long had his own reflection rejected him? Continue reading Glad to See the Back of You [Short Fiction]

The Way Out (Friday Fictioneers)

It’s been just over a year now, but I somewhat randomly decided to look at this week’s prompt for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly writing challenge in which people pen stories of roughly 100 words inspired by a weekly photo.  At first, the picture didn’t inspire anything, but then suddenly, something emerged… Continue reading The Way Out (Friday Fictioneers)