New Short – Dungeon -
September 26th, 2015
This story was written in honor of my days playing Dungeons & Dragons as a teen. As a geek girl, D&D was pretty much a prerequisite, and being that I was almost always the only female in our group, I usually got a lot of attention (whether I wanted it or not). That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it meant that my characters were never quite treated the same way as my male teammates. I had watched the all-male groups play, and I knew what happened when a DM let things go R (or X!) rated. At the time, there was simply no way that a group of guys was going to talk about ‘raping villagers’ or creatures with ‘sinister intention’ with an attractive female sitting there at the table with them. Not going to happen. But even then, *I* was certainly thinking about it. A lot. In fact, several illustrations out of the original Monster Manual were my first exposure to tentacled denizens. It wasn’t a stretch to imagine those same creatures choosing to do a little ‘raping and pillaging’ on their own. This story contains a number of those themes, expanded and updated, as well as a many of my own influences, recent and past. I originally intended to have Taya be the main character, but somehow it just felt more appropriate to have a male take the lead, if only for the irony. It was written very quickly (like two days), and is pretty heavy on the sexy stuff, but I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together. It was a whimsical break from the more serious works I have been slogging through lately. [X] [Tentacle]
Stowaway – Chapter 12 -
September 23rd, 2015
Chapter 12 added. There have been a lot of what I would call, “off genre” chapters to this story. Don’t worry. There’s some sexy stuff coming. I have also been distracted this week by another short, so hopefully that will drop sometime soon as well.
Stowaway Backstory Art – Molly’s Island -
August 21st, 2015
Some backstory art from the Stowaway series. I like to visualize stories that go into multiple chapters, and sometimes I get… distracted. I have at least one more map I’m working on for this series, though there will probably need to be more. I love doing maps. Cartography uses so many different aspects of graphic design to create clarity and solidify spacial concepts. That I can have so much fun making something that helps to visually bring a story into reality – that’s just icing on the cake.
Stowaway – Chapter 11 -
August 11th, 2015
Chapter 11 added. Just a quick update.
Stowaway – Chapter 10 -
August 6th, 2015
Chapter 10 added. I am currently up to chapter 15 locally, so there will be more posts in the near future. I also have some art for this series, which will go up at the appropriate time. Not really sexy stuff (yet), but more for fun and character development. I realize this tale is pretty far off from my normal fare, but occasionally doing something out of character is a good thing.
New Short – Bulbs -
July 22nd, 2015
This is the first of a number of updates I plan to make in the coming weeks. Yet another colony story, pretty much just playing with a creature concept I was interested in. [X] [Plant] [Colony] Enjoy!
Stowaway – Chapter 9 -
October 12th, 2014
Chapter 9 added. The plot thickens…
New Section – Reading Room! -
October 10th, 2014
I don’t know why I have been putting this off for so long, but I finally went ahead and made this section live. The Reading Room is where you will find ebook versions of some of my works. Right now, I have a single entry, but it covers most (if not all) of my completed shorts. Sunday Afternoon Quickies has been sitting in various forms on my computer for the better part of a decade, slowly acquiring new additions. It’s my very first foray into ebook publishing, so please forgive me if there are errors, etc. You would think outputting an ebook would be an easy thing. Don’t be fooled. It’s easy to do poorly, not so easy to do right. For now, I have a simple placeholder cover. I’m working on an actual graphic, but getting where I want it is proving… most frustrating. As I mention in the section itself, I may edit or add to these works, and if I do, I will try to release them as a new file with an updated version number in the title. I’ve found that most readers won’t actually update if you don’t change the file name. Go figure. Also, I am putting these out there in epub format, which is readable by most, and is readily converted since the text is completely flowable (unlike a pdf). If you are interested in the process and problems (and solutions!) I have had in creating ebooks, let me know. Maybe there’s a tutorial in there somewhere. Enjoy!
Stowaway – Chapter 8 -
September 19th, 2014
Stowaway – Chapter 7 -
September 16th, 2014
I’ve added Chapter 7, with more coming regularly for a bit. I’m working on 12. This thing is already over 50k words… That’s half a freaking novel!