Elevation by Stephen King: Lightweight, Political, and Meh

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We’re at the tail end of October, so it’s only fitting that the most prolific writer of scary stories this world has ever seen should have a new novel out. Stephen King has graced us with a second book this year, and just in time for us to read in between trips to the door to give candy to trick-or-treaters. The book is called Elevation, and there’s a good chance you’ll finish it before the final goblins show up on your porch for last call–it stands in at a whopping 146 pages, and even that amount is only made feasible due to the small physical dimensions. As others have said, this “novel” would probably have been better served in a collection of novellas a la Different Seasons, but beggars can’t be choosers, and we should just be happy King gave us something new to sink our teeth into–if you can call it that. You know, cause the book is short.  Continue reading

Good news! (FREE STUFF!)

Hey, everybody! Sorry about the lack of posting on here recently, but I’ve been working very hard on some projects, and one of them is ready! The other day, I published my first short story on Amazon.

It’s called Just a Thing, and it’s the story of a boy trying to cope with his mother’s death. He makes some pretty questionable decisions, and he winds up in some pretty big trouble. The story itself is roughly 14 pages long and is available for all E-reading devices for 99 cents. I put a lot of work into this (and I mean a lot) and I’m pretty proud of it. Here’s the link.

BUT WAIT! 

I’ve made the book free for five days. Starting tomorrow, you can download the book, absolutely free of charge. That way, if you hate it, you don’t have to feel like you wasted your hard-earned money. Of course, if you want to be super-cool, you could pay the dollar now and support me 😉  But no, really, just get it for free. The promo ends on the 5th of September, and I’m never making it free again, so get it while ya can.

I’ll love you forever if you’ll leave an honest review. Anyway, click the link and check out the cover and what not, and make sure you check back in tomorrow and pick it up! I would’ve waited to post this, but honestly I’m just so excited right now that I had to tell someone. This is step number one in my career, and I hope at least some of you will start the climb with me.

Don’t forget. 9/1/15-9/5/15. Free stuff. Can’t beat it.

Have a good day; mine’s already been terrific.

Story Time! (Redux)

 

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As I stated in my last post, I’m going to bring back the thing that got me my following on my other (and since deceased) blog. It was a story that I began writing as a junior in high school. It went over extremely well with those who read it, and I am aware of the need to put something creative on here, so I’m gonna test the waters for a bit.

Here’s the deal: I’m going to do exactly as I used to. I’ll post in 4 page increments, one time a week. I’ve got most of the story written and grouped already, so the suspense should hopefully keep ya coming back for more. Please keep in mind that this was done when I was a much more inexperienced writer, so there are probably some kinks and things I could’ve done better. But, as I said before, everyone who read it the first go ’round had nothing but good things to say, so hopefully that’ll hold true this time. I’m not even sure like this thing anymore. Let me know what you guys think!

IF this gets the same positive response, I’ll continue to post the story until it is completed (which will require some new writing on my part). If not enough people are diggin’ it, I’ll take it down and start fresh with a new one. Continue reading