SHORTY STORY – The River Stays

Is this short story a metaphor for the author’s current experiences? Probably. Is it an attempt at humor? More or less. Is it based on a true story? Loosely. Either way, I had fun writing it instead of doing things that I should be doing....

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Short Story – DCB

Happy Halloween, friends.I got extremely caffeinated this afternoon and blew through this short story. Props to all the medical workers out there going through challenging times without the supernatural to deal with. Please excuse my spelling and grammar. Thanks for reading.-Mike   I can’t smoke...

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Short Story – Kick The Door Down

This short story contains elements of sexual assault and brief animal abuse. Please take care of yourself. -Mike You don’t know where these things start or where they come from. How could ya? If I had to guess, the earliest memory I have of this...

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Short Story – High Resolution

Here’s a little spook story for the spooky season. Hope things are going well. News soon!-Mike HIGH RESOLUTIONby Mike Bockoven It’s not about skill. Anyone with an attention span and gear can do what I do. It’s not about talent, whatever that is. It’s about...

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Writing While On Fire

This photo is from my own, personal signed copy of Pwease Wuv Me! By Mitch O’Connell. This dude is one of my favorite pop artists and you can find more of his work here. Usually, when you go out with your family to celebrate the...

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Check in and Short Story – Stop Fighting

Hey, everyone. Crazy times, huh? I am jealously following a lot of folks who are absolutely killing it during this time of self isolation. I wish that were me. Truthfully in the past two months I’ve done very little creatively. The best reason why was...

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Short Story – Music of the Gods

I originally considered this short story, which has been gestating for a long time, as a full length novel. After messing around with it for a while and realizing there’d have to be a lot more meat on the bone than my brain could come...

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Miles To Go

Why the Shakespearean butt joke? Because it makes me laugh and because, when confronted with the sheer amount of work ahead of me, I need a chuckle at the moment. I finished a novel recently. I had to fight kind of hard to get this...

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Finished. Now Start.

Clocking in at nearly 88,000 words, I finished the first draft of my (hopefully) next novel today. It was a long time coming.I wrote a little while ago about a novel that didn’t get published. That might change (fingers crossed) but after it didn’t work...

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