Welcome to Hereabouts!

“You think there’s more to the story?”

“The story, no. Stories are always simple. The truth, that takes work.”


Welcome to Hereabouts, home to Westfall, A Queen’s Ransom, and Ivan the Brave.

Long Reads

Westfall – Ever have one of those dreams you can’t get out of your head?  Ever have an immortal faerie king take over your life?  18-year-old Rose plans to do something about it.  (Warnings: violence and violent deaths, some sexual references and language, politics)

Quick Looks

Short Stories – Shorter works with rhythm, rhyme, and occasionally reason. (TV-PG)

Poems & Songs – Verse and rhyme in both fiction and memoir.  (TV-PG)

The Real Life Personal journals on writing and life. (TV-PG)

Scripts & Screenplays

A Queen’s Ransom A trickster princess disguises herself as a traveling harper to save both her fiance and the kingdom from a tyrannical father’s last request. (Warnings: fantasy violence, some adult themes, death)

Ivan the Brave – In this tale about faults, family, and forgiveness, a simple prince faces off against a cunning sorcerer to save his mother and a princess from the Underworld. (Warnings: fantasy violence, death)

The Midnight Dance – With the fate of their home hanging in the balance, two unlikely detectives travel to a distant kingdom, where the king offers reward to any who can tell him why his daughters’ shoes wear out overnight. He’ll also readily dole out death if they fail. Is this a conspiracy of cobblers or something more sinister (Warnings: fantasy violence, death, manipulation)

Other Musings

Thereabouts – Cabin fever, but stuck wandering the web?  Check out my writer’s blog on Weebly.

 


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Throwback Thursday 4

Welcome back to Throwback Thursday! Last week, we looked at Ivan the Brave, the story of three brothers trying to rescue their mother from an evil sorcerer and having to reconcile in the aftermath.

In this last installment, we’re back to:

The Midnight Dances

With the fate of their home hanging in the balance, two unlikely detectives travel to a distant kingdom, where the king offers reward to any who can tell him why his daughters’ shoes wear out overnight. He’ll also readily dole out death if they fail. Is this a conspiracy of cobblers or something more sinister?

(Warnings: fantasy violence, death, manipulation)

Read Chapter One

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Read Something Else


Excerpt from Chapter One: Drought

EXT. A MOUNTAIN FOREST – NIGHT [ESTABLISHING]

Once upon a time, under a starless, moonless sky… Continue reading