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  This is the final version of my third short story. Let me know what you think. I have been revising it for a while, but I finally decided to just be done with it. I have so many other ideas that I want to get to. "What's that sound?" It's a cabin pressure alarm. The ship is leaking atmosphere. "Something is happening to the ship. My course brought me too close to a star. Where am I? I must have gotten off course. I'm going to have to land and make repairs. There is a planet here that should work. I'll have to work in the suit if the air isn't breathable. I can do it. I've done it before." "There it is. It looks red and green from up here, like the swirling colors of a giant marble. I hope that is solid ground. Why am I talking to myself? There's no one else here." After some maneuvers, the ship slides into a relatively stable orbit around the planet. The scans show I should be able to survive down there if the repairs take som

Suspense Story Start

  This is a story I started a while ago and never got back to.  It probably won't end up as a long story, but I would like to finish it. It was part of some practicing I was doing with suspense and adding conflict or setbacks to a story. John heard his mother calling from downstairs. "John, they're here! Come down!" Who was she talking about?  His mother sounded concerned.  Probably dinner guests he had failed to remember.  John was lying on the bottom bunk on his wooden bed.  The yellow undecorated walls of his room surrounding him.  He sat up and slid out of his bed.  He hit his head on something.  There was a loose screw that he had been meaning to tell his dad about. "I think my forehead is bleeding." he said out loud. John walked out into the hall and started towards the bathroom.  Suddenly, his older brother ran out of his room past him towards the stairs. "They are here John.  We need to get downstairs." said his brother. "Who is here?&

Upcoming Posts

  I've got several things planned for the next few weeks. Editing and revising of my third short story is almost complete. The final version of that will be published here. I ended up creating some interesting characters in that story. I am hoping I can write some other stories with them. I will add some character notes and draft versions of that story over on Patreon. I will also post some other shorter stories I have started here on my blog. Maybe if there is any interest in them here, I will get motivated to finish more of them. In the meantime I have been trying to do some kind of writing at least three times a week, daily writing being the end goal there. After my third short story is finished, I plan on going back to work on my novel. That was the whole reason I started this. I have an idea for a novel involving time travel, or more precisely, changes to the timeline. During the process I have come up with ideas for two other books. One will be non-fiction and related to real