Category: Grey Area

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5 AM and Star Gazing

It’s early for a weekend. The dogs have been let out to relieve themselves and my wife has triumphed over another middle-of-the-night-blow-out diaper. My youngest daughter, Echo, sits in my lap as I write this. She is mesmerized by the screen but not tired enough to go back to sleep. Stephanie snores next to me unaware of my twitching fingers.

My thoughts turn to the stars I was gazing at a few moments ago, and I wonder where we all fit in this infinite universe

Character Names

Careful

Due to some of my daily experiences (A.K.A. life), it occurred to me that I should probably keep a list of character names, good and bad, that I associate with certain archetypes. For instance, ‘Ragan’ wouldn’t necessarily be a name for a bad guy or evil doer, but I would definitely lump it in with arrogant asshole (I apologize to bearers of the name who are not assholes, but my experiences have given me a different perspective of the title). Keep an eye on this post

What if… ?

As I sit and enjoy my bowl of Crispix and almond milk, this question plagues my every waking minute. It is a single chip off of the writer’s mighty cornerstone, and it holds the weight of many worlds upon its two-word foundation. What if? What if this bowl of Crispix held a note from a cereal factory worker crying for help? What if I had awoken in my bed this afternoon floating on the ocean? What if the world was really flat? What would happen, and how would it affect my reality?

What Do I Blog About?

I’ve been steaming over this question for quite some time now until moments ago, when Lady Luck bestowed a moment of clarity upon me in the shower. It occurred to me that I just want to create and share dark and beautiful stories. I want to explore that paper thin line between black and white, right and wrong, dark and light. These varying shades of grey are everywhere, in all stories in the form of novels, video games, movies, music, and even trading card games. There is never such a thing as pure good and evil when it comes to human intentions.

Over the coming weeks, maybe even years, I am going to be sharing