Current Projects

I find it difficult to focus on just one writing project at a time. Typically I am working on 3 or 4 writing project simultaneously. This is purely because when I get stuck on one project that’s when I get enthused for another. It is typical for me to jump from project to project in cycles. I only get time to write in the evenings, so unless I get lots of support on Patreon this is the best pace I can manage. On this blog I am currently working towards completing three separate projects:

Thorns

This is a dystopic fiction that I first came up with when on the school bus at about age 16. It’s set in a future where mental illness is not just the norm, but it is induced in people deliberately through the use of implants called ‘thorns’. Every character is filled with pettiness, self-doubt, wickedness, and fear. However, some of them start to break free and see the oppressive world for what it is. The work is heavily influenced by statism and the movement to abolish the family in favour of collectivist child rearing.

Part 1 (1,164 words)

Part 2 (1,866 words)

Part 3 (1,150 words)

Part 4 (1,055 words)

Part 5 (2,513 words)

Part 6 (1,068 words)

Part 7 (2,659 words)

Part 8 (976 words)

Part 9 (1,048 words)

Part 10 (1,000 words)

Part 11 (1,114 words)

Part 12 (1,006 words)

Part 13 (1,085 words)

Part 14 (1,043 words)

Part 15 (1,117 words)

Part 16 (1,110 words)

Part 17 (1,326 words)

Part 18 (1,549 words)

Part 19 (1,425 words)

Part 20 (1,445 words)

Part 21 (1,160 words)

The Monk

It is hard for me to a define the genre for this work. I like reading philosophy and I am a fan of Plato’s dialogues… just like everyone else who has ever read them. Plato was a poet whose life was transformed when he met Socrates as a young man. So profound was this meeting with Socrates that Plato burned the manuscripts of his tragedies that he was going to submit to a competition. Instead of being a writer of tragedies, he became a writer of dialogues aimed at being so insightful that everyone reading them should find themselves improved by the process of reading them. For me, the goal of The Monk is to develop a writing style and story about a person that actually helps a person improve themselves just from reading the work like so many other people have learned from reading Plato. This makes it a rather ambitious project, that’s more for my benefit as a writer in helping me to improve my skills as a writer. The plot will be secondary to the style that I aim to cultivate through the course of writing it.

Part 1 (1,187 words)

Part 2 (1,052 words)

Part 3 (1,786 words)

Part 4 (1,077 words)

Part 5 (1,138 words)

Part 6 (1,014 words)

Part 7 (2,524 words)

Part 8 (1,112 words)

Part 9 (1,045 words)

Part 10 (1,134 words)

Part 11 (1,039 words)

Part 12 (1,011 words)

Part 13 (1,004 words)

Part 14 (1,016 words)

Part 15 (1,010 words)

Part 16 (1,067 words)

Part 17 (1,704 words)

Part 18 (2,600 words)

Part 19 (1,021 words)

Part 20 (1,341 words)

Part 21 (1,458 words)

Part 22 (1,563 words)

Part 23 (1,444 words)

Part 24 (1,966 words)

Part 25 (1,595 words)

Part 26 (2,566 words)

Part 27 (1,490 words)

Part 28 (2,861 words)

Part 29 (3,981 words)

Part 30 (2,191 words)

Part 31 (1,841 words)

Part 32 (1,803 words)

Part 33 (1,565 words)

Part 34 (3,007 words)

The Horror of Humhyde

A friend set me a challenge to write a story that included two things. I won’t mention them presently because this is meant to be a horror and a mystery at the same time. I’ve never tried writg a horror before so again I am pushing myself to explore the possibilities of my writing. I hope this turns out well! 🙂

Part 1 (1,059 words)

Part 2 (1,081 words)

Part 3 (1,097 words)

Part 4 (1,100 words)

Part 5 (1,027 words)

Part 6 (1,055 words)

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