Joshua Alan Doetsch is creating weird fiction
28

patrons

$84
per month
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!
Tiers
Initiated Into the Weird
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
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 or more per month 14 patrons
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 or more per month 10 patrons
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)
Bleeding Ink
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Every month you will receive a twitter-sized story (140 characters or less) wrought in fresh fountain pen ink.

(plus prior rewards)

Into the Morgue
$35 or more per month 1 patron
You will recieve a one-time gift of a signed copy of my novel, Strangeness in the Proportion, and a toe tag bookmark. These are genuine toe tags. Never mind how I got them!
(plus prior rewards)
Become the Story
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Your name and/or likeness will appear in a monthly story (one story sometime after pledging at this level). Or put in the name/likeness of a friend or loved one and give them a unique gift.
(plus prior rewards)
Steal My Voice
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
The sea witch stole my voice...and you can purchase it! I'll record whatever you like me to read: poems, stories, your own work, love letters, dinosaur erotica, etc. A max of about 3,000 words. You get one thing recorded every month with this pledge level. Makes a unique gift too.
(plus prior rewards)
Goals
$84 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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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!

Recent posts by Joshua Alan Doetsch

Tiers
Initiated Into the Weird
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
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 or more per month 14 patrons
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 or more per month 10 patrons
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)
Bleeding Ink
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Every month you will receive a twitter-sized story (140 characters or less) wrought in fresh fountain pen ink.

(plus prior rewards)

Into the Morgue
$35 or more per month 1 patron
You will recieve a one-time gift of a signed copy of my novel, Strangeness in the Proportion, and a toe tag bookmark. These are genuine toe tags. Never mind how I got them!
(plus prior rewards)
Become the Story
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Your name and/or likeness will appear in a monthly story (one story sometime after pledging at this level). Or put in the name/likeness of a friend or loved one and give them a unique gift.
(plus prior rewards)
Steal My Voice
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
The sea witch stole my voice...and you can purchase it! I'll record whatever you like me to read: poems, stories, your own work, love letters, dinosaur erotica, etc. A max of about 3,000 words. You get one thing recorded every month with this pledge level. Makes a unique gift too.
(plus prior rewards)