Friday, May 11, 2012

Five Bullets, a Without Wings fan fiction

Title: Five Bullets
Author: K. Writerly
Artist: Yappichick
Link to Art:
Fandom: Without Wings (a novel by K. Writerly)
Characters: Chez (Charles "Chez" Zimmerman) & Owen
Summary: In the jungles of 1966 Vietnam, a stranger becomes the only ally Chez can count on.
Warnings: T for swearing, violence, and gore
Spoilers: None - you don't need to read the novel to enjoy the story

IMPORTANT NOTES:  For this fic, I thought to myself: "Is it possible that Chez and Owen met prior to their first encounter in Without Wings?"  So, yes, this is an alternate universe fic, but it could still work in the universe I've created in Without Wings.  In fact, it might actually explain a few things from Owen's side of things.  Possibly.  I might be hallucinating that, though.
Other Notes: Written for the 2012 Five Times Big Bang on Live Journal
Word count: 12600

Available in eBook formats at

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The Ally
The Tunnels
The Crossroads
The Rescue

Theme music for Five Bullets:
“Long Way Down” by The Goo Goo Dolls from "A Boy Named Goo"
"The Bird and the Worm" by The Used from "Lies for the Liars"
"Name" by The Goo Goo Dolls from "A Boy Named Goo"

Thursday, March 22, 2012

From Book to Blurb

This month, I’d like to pay homage to Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass.  I love his wit and wordplay more than is healthy.

The Line: “If you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.

Notes: Chez and Lasca are foster brother and sister.  They star in my novel, Without Wings.  Here is a moment from their past.  Enjoy!


We'd both known this day was coming.  Hell, it’s been written on the kitchen calendar in big, fat, red letters for months.  Somehow, I still knew she’d cry.

“Oh, c’mon!  Stop with the waterworks already,” I practically beg as I pat her shoulder awkwardly.  “This is supposed to be a happy day for me.”

“I know.  I’m doing my best to ruin it for you,” she explains, wiping at her eyes with her shirt sleeve.  Hey, wait a minute.  I recognize this particular plaid…

“Great.  Now you’re abusing my clothes and I’m not even gone yet!”

That wins me a wobbly smile.

“You’re gonna be OK,” I counsel.  “I’ve taught you everything I know about self-defense.  If anyone gives you a hard time—”

“I’ll take it out on the freshmen.”

“Now that you’re officially a sophomore, you have that right,” I allow.

“You should cancel this army thing.”

“Can’t,” I tell her.  “They don’t cancel inductions.  And it’s the Marines, not the Army.”

“Whatever,” she grouches.

I grin.  “Tell you what, Lasca,” I say, bracing my hands on her shoulders and leaning down so I can look her in her reddened eyes.  “If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.”  Ugh, how corny.  I can’t believe I just said that.

She gives me a suspicious look.  Yeah, that had been pretty out of character for me.  She demands, “Is that the best deal I’m gonna get?”

“Sure is.”

“It’s crappy.”

“Take it or leave it, pop tart.”

She takes it.  I knew she would.  She’s my little sister, after all, and big brother always knows best.  She doesn’t even squirm when I give her my biggest bear hug.


“Yeah, squirt?”

She speaks into my collar, “If you get hurt, I’ll hunt you down and kill you.  Slowly.  With toothpicks.”

I chuckle.  I wouldn’t put it past her.

SOURCE: Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Chapter Seven: The Lion and the Unicorn
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

And I said, "Hearken unto me, muse!"

"There will be authorship type stuff of Awesome this evening!" the writer proclaimed.

And it was so.  (^__~)

No, really.  I wrote 2100 words more on the sequel to The Last Legend.  Yay!  Of course, tomorrow will be the real test when I read it again and either hate it or fall in love with it.  (^__~)

Here's a blurb if you would like a taste of what sort of warriors the Fianna of ancient Ireland are:

The race begins as is always has and always will.  Running feet whisper in the night like a pulse.  Labored breaths echo like the susurrus sound of the wind.   The darkness itself clings like a skin.
Some wear it better than others.  One in particular becomes the night; at last, after a day of half-truths and civilized posturing, she shows her true face in the shadows.  Kellan follows her progress from where he crouches upon the bough of a tree.  The deer trail beneath him is empty, but it will not remain so for long.
She is approaching.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Five Photographs by K Writerly

Title: Five Photographs
Author: K. Writerly
Artist: Yappichick
Link to art: 
Fandom: Without Wings, a novel by K. Writerly
Characters/Pairings: Lasca/Gianni
Summary: Follow our intrepid photographer, Lasca, on her quirky quest to document the Gianni, a rare and intriguing species of lover.
Warnings: Rated T for sexual innuendo and implied sexual situations
Word count: 4200
Spoilers: none (although there are a couple of references to events in the book, but nothing too revealing or vital)
Notes: Written for the 2012 Five Times Big Bang on Live Journal

The following events never happened in my novel, Without Wings, and unfortunately they can't happen. This is an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE in which Lasca and Gianni get to be a couple in San Francisco for several months. 

Enjoy! (^__^)    

Five Photographs

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Picture and a Thousand Words: March

Well, a new month has arrived, so I have a new short story to share. Once more, I'm borrowing heavily from Greek mythology. This time, it's Poseidon's turn to be an ass bask in the spotlight.

The Tale of the Tides
The sea may play upon distant shores so long as it obeys its master's commands.

Warnings: rated T (Teen) for heavy angst

Note: This is a re-write of one of my first stories ever in which I tried to explain a natural phenomenon (i.e. the ocean tides) using Greek mythology.

And yes, it's free!
@ Smashwords
@ Fiction Press

You can also read it here, just click the little link below:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Read an eBook Week!

According to Smashwords, it's "Read an eBook Week".

My first reaction to learning this was wholly cynical: "Um, what won't they do to promote their products?"  We all know about the commercialized holiday fad which is becoming increasingly less of a fad and more of a cultural practice.  Ugh.

My second take on it was: "Oh, cool.  They're trying to help us sell our books."  (Yeah, that's a far more generous thought to be having.)

So, I signed up.  I mean, of course.  Both my novels are 50% off until Saturday the 10th.

Without Wings
“This doesn’t make any sense! Why can’t I touch you?” I demand, massaging my throbbing fingers. “You’re human, like everyone else... aren’t you?”

I'm doing my part to put more smart, supernatural stories out there. This one comes complete with quirky characters, romance, suspense, and action. Whoo yeah baby. (^__^)

The Last Legend
One legend still survives in the wilds of 14th century Ireland, and one young man who seeks the truth is destined to cross her path.

Painstakingly researched and exploratory historical fiction.  Personally, I love it when the mysteries and legends of the past to have their own chance to shine and be real.

Other things in the works for this month:

  • A Picture and a Thousand Words (my March short story)
  • From Book to Blurb (got an idea, I just need to start writing and see if magic happens)
  • Five Photographs, an alternate universe story featuring characters from my novel, Without Wings
  • The Last Legend has been entered in a book cover art contest (we'll see how that goes)
Um, that's all for now!  Have an awesome day, everyone, and read an ebook!  (Heh heh)  (^__^)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Work of Awesome by Laura Josephsen

Now here's an intriguing read to add to my Must Read List. Give it a look!

Congratulations, Laura!  (^__^)


All Alphonse wants is a quiet summer at home before his final months at university. What he gets is a half-dead stranger on his doorstep and the task of delivering a package to the leader of his home country. Not long after he boards a train toward the capital, he's attacked by knights, elite soldiers of the neighboring king.

Alphonse is temporarily rescued by Mairwyn, a mechanic with a haunted past and a deep hatred of knights. Together, they attempt to carry out Alphonse's urgent errand, only to learn that if they fail, countless people will die.

And even if they succeed, they may not be able to prevent the war that lurks on the horizon.

Rising on Amazon eBook
Rising on Amazon Paperback
Rising on Barnes and Noble
Rising on Smashwords