And Other Stories


This site is a collection of fiction. The main piece is Preternatural, an original fiction story about people with superpowers. Not superheroes and not supervillains, just people, a lot of them teenagers. My second ongoing writing project here is Dread, a story about uncertainty and fear. Thirdly, there is Zeal, a fantasy story about conflict and consequence. Fourth is Frigid: World Domination, and Other Childish Pursuits, a serial novel about supervillainy. Fourth, there is Garden, a magical girl story. Lastly, there are other short stories and bits of writing, which might or might not get followed up on.

I'm slow at writing, but I have a lot of fun doing it, and really do want to see concepts through. To that end, I'm trying out a regular update schedule. The site will update every other week, on Sundays. Some of the intervening weeks might also see updates, but not always. Updates will vary between different serials and short stories. Preternatural normally updates at least monthly, but it's currently on hiatus.

If you're here, why not check out the first page of Preternatural, the first page of Dread, the first page of Zeal, the first chapter of Frigid, or look at some of the other things in the Archive? And if you have checked out the site, consider sharing it with anyone else you think might like it.

In my other online writing endeavors, I've started a reader-vote-driven story in a forum; a Quest, as the cool kids say. And Should the Soil Not Take You is an original fantasy story about life, undeath, putting things back together, and evil sorcery. I will host an archive on this site, arc-by-arc, which will be updated separate from normal scheduled site updates. I don't have any plans to do the actual reader suggestion and voting on this site, but I'm going to leave the vote questions and options explicit, rather than writing them out, as I think the options not taken still inform the story. My apologies to anyone who thinks that's ugly.

This is the /a/ directory of the site, which ideally has a more accessible presentation than the main directory, and has all the same content. The text is sans-serif, black text on a near-white background, and stories which use colored text use something else instead. You can swap between the directories from any page by adding or removing the /a/ in the url. If there are more accomodations I could make, or a separate suite of accommodations that would be preferable, please do let me know through the NeoCities profile stuff. It wouldn't be terribly hard to make another directory or keep it updated.

Most recent updates:

And Should the Soil Not Take You Arc 1, Elegy (March 12)

Superlatively Great Affection (March 5) [Originally published on Sufficient Velocity for a contest]

Dread Page 10 (February 26)

Garden Page 1 (February 5)

Frenzy (January 22)

Frigid Chapter 7 (January 8)

Dread Page 9 (December 25)

Dread Page 8 (December 18)

Dread Page 7 (November 27)

Visit (October 31)