jfoley

I suppose it's hard to say I draw inspirating from anything in particular but rather a little bit of everything. In the past several years I have turned more to the classics, reading authors such as Hemingway and Faulkner, Henry James and Oscar Wilde, along with a plethora of Russians. From this I've reached the conclusion that the best of stories are those for which you have to smile at the end, perhaps happily, for your soul has grown wiser from time spent before a few drops of blurred ink on paper. October 20th, 2005 - I'm updating at last!  Hope I haven't kept everyone waiting!  The new story I've got up, 'The Coda', was really interesting to write and I hope it's as interesting to read.  For those of you visiting for the first time, I really would suggest you read either that one or "As a God" as those are my favorites at the moment, however if you don't have the time then the short interview below is somewhat interesting, though I'm thinking of reworking it slightly.  Hope you enjoy whatever you come across! 

Foresight: An Interview

This is an interview with a character who can see the future and describes what she does with that knowledge.

The Upside-Down Palace - Part 1

This is my attempt at a fairy tale. It tells of young Prince Julian and his quest for the Upside-Down Palace. I've told it in first person, which isn't my normal style, and as this is just a beginning I'd like opinions on whether I should continue or if it's just too cliche.

Prickle

A short, futuristic story involving a glimpse into a very blunt, no-nonsense character who visits a war-torn Earth for out-of-the-ordinary reasons, bringing with her a small pet named Prickle.

The Coda

Coda is defined in English as 'the concluding section of a musical or literary piece', and from this definition my main character took shape. In the moments following a devastating apocalyptic event the story emerges of the only survivor directly involved. He alone knows what occurred in those dark days and is called by the King to tell what he saw. However, rather than being about the epic events that lead to this story, we instead focus on their repercussions.

As A God - Part Three

This part concludes the depiction of a youth burdened with the hopes of a mythic city, all residents of which believe him to be the god they worship simply due to his appearence.

As A God - Part Two

This part continues to depict the troubles of a youth worshiped due to his appearence.

As A God - Part One

This story depicts a youth burdened with the hopes of a mythic city, all residents of which believe him to be the god they worship simply due to his appearence.