Category Archives: Snippets

Idea for a haunted love story

I got this idea on Saturday while on my morning walk. The song “Cry for You” came up and this idea unfolded in my mind. I grabbed my smartphone and recorded the idea so that it wouldn’t be lost among … Continue reading

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Chaos & Darkness

About a year ago, I contemplated entering a short story contest about the end of the world. This snippet is all I wrote…fully formed as is. I just found it while cleaning up some papers around my office. In the … Continue reading

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Dark Warrior for the Light

I was watching Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness this past weekend when this snippet of a poem came to me. Over the next day, it grew into the beginning of a story. I’m not sure where it … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Incubus

I came up with this idea in December of 2011, while reading Juliet Dark’s Demon Lover. I really need to start writing this one. Just this little description makes me want to read it. What about you? —– A little … Continue reading

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Twin Fathers

There once was a time when there were too many people. It was a time when it wasn’t hard to have a baby. Nature tried to solve this problem. There was famine. Drought. Disease. But there were also too many … Continue reading

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The Sorrow Beneath the Water

I was cleaning out some old boxes of documents and found this snippet. It is a fictionalized account of the day of my miscarriage. It needs some work, but I think it has potential as the kernel of a horror … Continue reading

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Christmas Story

I have this idea for a time travel Christmas story. It is still in the concept formation stages, but I have an opening I’d like to share with you …. Gabriel, the lead character, is obsessed with going back in … Continue reading

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The Haven’t Shaved Yet Club

I had this dream last night that gave me the snippet of an idea: A group of people worked together and decided to help each other out by starting a “Need a shave” fund. Each week, they would put some … Continue reading

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Lord Calgon

Remember these commercials from the 1970s?   Well, that famous “Calgon, take me away!” line inspired a fantasy story I’m working on. Here’s the opening. Angelica hated Fridays more than any other day of the week. It was always the … Continue reading

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Human Fax

I read this quote in Time magazine and was inspired: Konstantin Feoktistov, a former Soviet cosmonaut, … pointed out that it might be possible someday soon to “download” the entire contents of a human brain into a computer, the way … Continue reading

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