New Short Story, “Secret” Now Available!

I’m quite happy to announce that “Secret,” a short horror story about boyfriends and girlfriends, is now available for Kindle and Nook for the staggeringly low price of $0.99.  Why not pick it up today and give yourself something to do during the next coffee break?

I’m hoping to have a full-on iBooks version available soon, but dealing with Apple takes a little more time than B&N and Amazon.  In the meantime, remember that there are Nook and Kindle readers for your i-schtuff, and that they work well.

Cover design, text layout and formatting, and first reader credits go to my wonderful wife, Margie Markevicius.  She’s also the reason this site looks so nice; why not visit her site and see what she can do for your brand/online presence?

I also have some paper copies, available for $1.00 even, which I mainly sell at Waterline Writers events.  I’d be happy to send you one; postage is extra.  By the way, the extra cent covers the printing costs.

For those interested in the craft of writing, and how this story came about, I’m currently working on a behind-the-scenes piece about drafts, revision, and the development of the idea which became, “Secret.”  Look for it soon, here on the Imaginary Playground.

In case you missed it, “Expecting,” is on sale in the same places, for the same price.

I’ve got a stack of stories on my desk which are somewhat near publication-quality.  In my spare time, or when I’m frustrated with The Bemann Files, I’ve been working them up one-at-a-time.  Look for more stories to appear soon, and as always, thanks for reading.


Tonight! Free! Waterline Writers

As usual on the 3rd Sunday of the month, I’ll be in Batavia at Water Street Studios, helping out with the Waterline Writers Reading Event.  This month, it’s Open Mic night.  I’m probably going to read, unless we get swamped with readers, and I’ll also be the guy taking names.  Hopefully, I won’t have to kick ass, too.

Here’s the lowdown on the event.  If you’re free, c’mon out – the event cost nothing, has booze and snacks, and of course features great writing!


Productive Sunday

My alternate writing space, upstairs.

I’ve had a lot of time to write today. We were up early to have brunch and get set for an electrician visit. Since I wanted to be on-hand for supervision, I took the iPad, the Bluetooth keyboard, my journal, and a pen and set up a temporary office upstairs. Not quite ideal, but considering it was that or no writing at all, there really wasn’t much choice.

I decided to see how much of a new story I could get typed up and out of my journal. The tale, a fantasy set in the Enchanted Forest, is about a family of witches and their ritual of “Eclipse Day.”

I’m happy to say that I chugged through about three quarters of the story before the guys finished their work. That translates to about 27 pages of material! I’m pleased, and while I know there’s a lot of revision to go before people read it, it’s much closer than it was 12 hours ago.

Margie also showed me a cover for the forthcoming Kindle/Nook story “Secret.” Quite snazzy; I’ll share as soon as it’s ready. For now, steak and corn, then a dog walk in better temps! I can’t wait!