Poetic Musings

Thank you for taking this literary journey with me! Here I post personal thoughts on social issues, reflections about day-to-day living, and of course a healthy amount of stories inspired by the many games I’ve played over the years. I try to update several times a week, and genuinely appreciate the care and support of all who read these words, whether the post is fanciful or heartfelt.

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DC: Presumed Value

Some items have intrinsic value—there's no denying that food, water, and shelter are important staples for the human condition, and when they become scarce, fighting over those resources becomes understandably intense. There are plenty of other objects or ideas that...

DC: Back to the Metro

Even with the world falling into chaos, people like a joke. A little levity goes a long way when you're scavenging for food and clean water, fighting off the drug-crazed gangers who want to turn the local environment into their personal bloodthirsty domain. Just...

Conquest: Scarlet Stand

With a tunnel through the maelstrom opened, and the old regent dead, the Scarlet Chorus quickly made preparations to claim ownership of the Blade Grave, formerly called the Kingdom of Stalwart. Their banners flew, snapping in the fierce winds from the Edict of Storms,...

Conquest: the Pursuit of Happiness

A Regent had ruled from the throne of Stalwart for more than five centuries, an unbroken chain of leadership and sovereignty that culminated in the cries of a newborn, the last heir to the ancestral keep in which we stood. Our path was clear: to cleanse the land of...

Putting it Down

Over a very productive weekend I found myself writing the closing words of the final rough draft of my first book. Two hundred pages of adventures in what I could best describe as a mash up of "Scooby Doo" and "Stranger Things," and I could finally take a break from...

Collateral Damages (Runner Concept)

The Shadow community is a small one—word travels fast, even from city to city. The megacorps have subsidiaries in all corners of the globe, and their Johnsons, the semi-anonymous procurers of "deniable assets," all have bosses to report back to when a job goes south....

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Professional Editing
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