A Virtual Reality
A Virtual Reality is a multi-part series following Gillian Lawrence, a socially awkward digital security specialist who breaks into a high-security research facility to use the state-of-the-art virtual reality simulation to learn how to be comfortable with intimate situations. Unfortunately, the same weekend she chose to engage in her illicit affairs, a virus is released into the facility's computerized systems, causing havoc in both physical and digital worlds, and unforeseen consequences within the simulation.
Part One: Unleashing Intentions
Unleashing Intentions, the first installment of the series, sees Gillian's entry into the simulation and her introduction into the society that she intends on using for her social experiment.
Part Two: Realizing Intentions
Realizing Intentions, the second installment of the series, follows Gillian and her companions travel across the kingdom among the refugees from an invasion by the Horde belonging to a goddess gone wrong.
Part Three: Intentions Abound
Intentions Abound, the third installment of the series, follows Gillian and her companions as they continue their journey across the kingdom joining forces with new companions in an uneasy alliance.
Part Four: Thwarted Intentions
Intentions Abound, the fouth installment of the series, takes Gillian and her companions up the Sylonia River to the capital city of Tor Sylonia. Will the Beech and Sedgwick families from the Cove be there waiting for them?
Part Five: Intended Solutions
This title is expected in 2017
Intentions Abound, the fifth installment of the series, Gillian must find the rest of the encryption keys to unlock the message from the JSA 674 before it's too late save those she loves in the sim world.
Alex & Raf
These short tales have the potential to grow into their own once I find the time to take a walk on the wild side.
The Best Laid Plans
This was my first attempt at a FanStory.com contest. The piece was to begin with the sentence: "It was supposed to be easy," and not to exceed 7,000 words. Yeah, well.... My first draft came in at 7,017. I was actually pretty proud of that as it was my shortest complete piece to date. Once the contest was over, I revised for content not word count. No, I didn't win; I didn't cultivate enough popularity among those casting votes through "bought reviews." The current version came in at 7,671 words.
Initially Written: 2008.08.11
Latest Revision: 2009.04.11
You Can't Pick Your Family
This was my second attempt at a FanStory.com contest. The piece was to begin with the sentence: "Stop or I'll shoot," and again not to exceed 7,000 words. This one fared a little better in the word-count department. This one came in at 3,512 and ended at 3,831. Not terrible, but it left things open to more possible story arcs. Don't you love it when that happens?
Initially Written: 2008.08.08
Latest Revision: 2008.11.13
Read an Preview a portion of it here
Circle of Vengeance
Can the circle be broken?
An Eastern European vacation gone horribly wrong
Initially Written: 2010.05.14
Latest Revision: 2010.05.15
Word Count: 288 words