Setting Work for Swamp Gangsters

I did some thought exercises and prep work for the setting I developed for Latour and their friends, back around the time that I wrote the first story in that setting. I didn’t share any of that work with an audience when I wrote the first stories, but climate change has been eating up most of my brain space today and this seems like an appropriate time to share.

Yes, Latour and Ren and the Pats and Cap all exist in a loose version of our world. No, I haven’t ever decided exactly what year it is.

But there’s a reason that everything in those stories happens on boats and floating structures.

When I was first thinking through the setting for that group of stories (I have more that I haven’t posted, due to wanting to be paid for them at some point) my thoughts were as follows… Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Dress for Success

Today’s horrid humid heat inspired another return to a setting and set of characters I’m coming to love. Have another round with Latour!

For more other stories in the same setting, check out the first piece with Pat & Pat, I Bow to None, and The One You Don’t Hear.

 

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Flash Fiction: The One You Don’t Hear

Another flash fic piece for you here, using another prompt from Chuck Wendig (“It starts with a bang”). This one goes eight words over the limit, but I think it works this way. It’s in the same flooded future setting as my previous pieces about Pat & Pat, and about Latour (I Bow To None). Enjoy!

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Flash Fiction: I Bow To None

This week’s new flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig is to write a story inspired by the seven deadly sins.  I chose randomly, and ended up with Pride.  Solid, fun stuff.

It’s the same setting as one of my recent experiments, the one set in a flooded Florida, but focuses on Latour instead of Pat and Pat.  Enjoy!

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Fiction Experiments 2/12/2016

I’m not sure what to call this.  It’s a bit of random setting and character development that I did on a whim.  Maybe you’ll like it?  I think it has legs, though I quite probably don’t yet know where to focus for best effect.

Here are a few short scenes for your enjoyment.

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