Most of my stories that eventually find their way to publication begin as a timed freewriting session--writing to a prompt, noodling on an idea, playing with a recent dream, stuff like that. It's a daily routine. For every full-length story getting submitted to publishers, there's about a kajillion more freewriting sessions sitting on my hard drive like warm-up sketches in an artist's notebook.
I propose to share some of these sketches with you.
Each fictionette is short, usually between 1,000 and 1,250 words long. They tend to be a little raw and rough. But each is something new, never before seen or published, a sort of backstage snapshot from my daily process that's been polished up all shiny for your enjoyment. I'll post a new one to my creations stream here at the end of every month.
If you like what you see and you'd like to see more, consider becoming a patron. Patrons can download a new fictionette every first through fourth Friday of the month. In other words, you get early access to that month's free offering along with exclusive access to three more. Think of it as an inexpensive flash fiction subscription service, in roughly the same tradition as Bruce Holland Rogers's ShortShortShort or Catherynne M. Valente's Omikuji Project.
What do you get out of this? You get the warm fuzzies of knowing you're supporting a working writer. Thank you! Plus you get to see that support transformed like magic into more stuff for you to read. At higher levels of support, you'll get additional stuff, like audio downloads and, while supplies last, handmade physical story objects arriving in your mailbox which you will no doubt treasure forever.
For all your support, whether by monthly pledge or by simply reading along at home, my thanks.