Jan 19, 2019 · 3,835 words (14 minutes)
When a spiral staircase appears in front of you, don't panic. But know that if you place your feet on that first step, it shows commitment. You can't go back. You can only go up and up and up until you reach the very top.
Jan 19, 2019 · 3,227 words (12 minutes)
Physically imposing and intelligent, but extremely shy, Dinsdale Dog just wants to fit in with his fellow students at Jack Kinney College. His first efforts fail, but eventually he gets his chance to shine.
Jan 19, 2019 · 5,090 words (19 minutes)
Just about every teenager feels out of place, like they don't belong, even the really confident, successful looking ones. For some of them, this feeling is worse than others. If you would like a soundtrack to this story, try Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill." JVP
Jan 18, 2019 · 9,638 words (36 minutes)
A boy abandoned in the jungle. A pack of wolves who live by the jungle's Law. A fierce tiger, a cunning panther, and a deadly python. You know these characters... or do you? This re-envisioning of Kipling's Mowgli stories begins with a simple question: What if Mowgli hadn't been raised by the wolves?
Jan 17, 2019 · 4,908 words (18 minutes)
I have always been a huge fan of superheros, but I never liked the idea of guys like Superman or Thor. I don’t want an unstoppable goody-two shoes. Show me a guy who doesn’t have it so easy. Show me a guy with just a *little* bit of power, and the wit and courage to use that little bit at just the right moment to make a *huge* difference.
Jan 17, 2019 · 1,362 words (5 minutes) · 1 like
Cabhan and his wolfhound Tom walk in search of the cottage over the next hill, where his lost love Aoife awaits--or so he was told. A fabulist tale that's gentle in tone and mostly a personal indulgence.
Jan 14, 2019 · 366 words (2 minutes)
As a fun promotional item, Jennifer wrote a flash story of how she dies for the conventions she attended. These were printed out on postcards and given out to fans and friends. This story was written for and given out at CONTEXT 2014.