As with everything I create, the fiction is my own. I ask that you request that and link back to me or attribute my ownership if you choose to share it.
This fiction is just my fun fiction; my real fiction (the stuff I’m going to submit for publication in a book) is offline. But I take everything I share seriously. This should give you a sense of how I write.
May 7, 2013: I’m taking down the story I wrote in January through March, known as Garret the Woodsman, because I want to publish it as an experiment in self-publishing and eBook sales. I’ll let you know when it’s up. But here’s what I said about the story a few months ago:
What is Garret the Woodsman? It’s a story about a troubled young man whose obsession with the ecology and green living has consumed him and led him to commit crimes, and bizarre acts of self-mutilation. His best friend, Cynthia, has loved him since she first met him, but he is forever obsessed with his desires to save the world.
This content is written on a week-by-week basis hinged on a prompt shared by a crew of other female writers. It started in January 2013 as a writing challenge because bloggers tend to not write any fiction ever. I link to everyone in my posts. I found the prompts from various online writing sources although I wrote all the prompts for March because I was unsatisfied with the prompts I found.
Garret the Woodsman tells itself to me as the weeks go by. Almost all the prompts were addressed within three hours of publication time; sometimes that’s pretty obvious. Once I post the chapters, I don’t edit them save for a typo here or there.
There is no plot line other than the one that reveals itself to me weekly as I write the story.
Let’s do this…
Garret the Woodsman
Chapter 1: Garret the Woodsman
Chapter 2: Years Later: Garret Sees Cynthia
Chapter 3: Crime and Astonishment
Chapter 4: Everyone Has Something, Garret Just Has More
Chapter 5: Cynthia Sees
Chapter 6: The Car Ride Dream
Chapter 7: Belief – Doubt = Sanity
Chapter 8: When a Patty Griffin Song Shows the Way
Chapter 9: Inside the Knott
Chapter 10: Cynthia Recovers
Chapter 11: Beware: Betrayal Behind You
Chapter 12: Chance and Miss
Chapter 13: Lion and Lamb