Joshua Alan Doetsch

is creating strange fiction

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Initiated Into the Weird
$1
per month
Welcome! Each month, you will receive an original piece of flash fiction (.pdf, .epub, or .mobi formats). You will also enter the gaudy mysteries of my patron-only posts.
The Ear-Worm
$2
per month
Two coins will get you through the underworld. Two dollars will get you the spoken word. Each month, an audio reading of my flash fiction will be delivered to your ears and into the theatre of the mind.
(plus prior reward)
Citizen of the Strange
$5
per month
Influence the weird! Patrons of this level and higher can vote on any polls (usually to determine genre/tone/subject of the stories).
(plus prior rewards)

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About

THE SHORT OF IT
Pledge $1 a month and receive original weird fiction. Pledge $2 for delicious audio fiction.

THE LONG OF IT
Joshua Alan Doetsch is a sentient word virus spreading across the collective unconscious through the vector of human language. It has taken on many forms, from short stories to screenplays to tabletop roleplaying games. It spreads through print, digital, and audio mediums. It coalesced as the novel Strangeness in the Proportion, and shaped itself into an anthropomorphic guise as Lead Writer of Age of Conan and The Secret World. It is made of cuttlefish ink and earworm rhymes, and its fingernails are gleaming fountain pen nibs. You can help spread the infection. It’s already too late...

...or maybe I'm just a writer of weird fiction, video games, table-top roleplaying games. Once a month, I would like to tell you a story. You just have to invite me in.

Flash Fiction:
One dollar gets you a flash fiction story a month (usually 100 to 1,000 words).

There's a sleight-of-hand magic to pulling stories out of these little windows. Neil Gaiman's "Nicholas Was..." twists our holiday mythology in one hundred perfect words. HP Lovecraft's "Nyarlathotep" fathoms cosmic and apocalyptic depths in a mere 1,100 words. Flash fiction is great for experimentation and for inviting patrons to influence the story. And there's no upper word limit. If a story stubbornly decides to be longer, who am I to argue with it?

A Scrolling House of Oddities Built on Words:

One dollar gets you in! For me, storytelling is a dialogue -- back and forth. I am very social-media active. I interact a lot with readers of my writing and players of my games. Patreon seems ideal for me.

The patron-only posts will be our hangout. You'll help me decide what to write. We'll talk about my current projects, gaming, fountain pens, tarantula care, or anything else. This is your space -- a basement to jam with a musician -- a secret laboratory to mix chemicals with a mad scientist -- the tavern with a storyteller by the fireside.

STEP RIGHT UP!
Goals
$90 of $500 per month
Past this goal, I'll be able to dedicate even more time to my private projects and more resources to my recording booth. I will confir with the patrons on a larger-scale project. Our monster grows. Feed the Patreon!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 27 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
23
Images
12
Writings
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 27 exclusive posts
5
Audio releases
23
Images
12
Writings

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