Story Origins

I'm often asked where I get the ideas for my stories, and as the person asking is usually a student of mine, I try to be as honest as possible--a mystical or flippant answer (like "the muse visits only the prepared mind" or "in the shower" or "from the idea store, duh") just isn't of any help to anyone (especially someone trying to learn the craft). So, starting in May and continuing every other week thereafter, I'll put up a new post on the origins of each of the stories appearing in Rage (which, if I've done the math right, should take us to the book launch in October).

Axel and the Terrorflieger
Axel and the Terrorflieger

And Apparently, Cigarettes
And Apparently, Cigarettes
Deposition
Deposition

Relevance
Relevance

Mercy Manor
Mercy Manor

Dal Segno al Fine
Dal Segno al Fine

Waiting for the Defibrillator to Charge
Waiting for the Defibrillator to Charge
Rage
Rage

The Edmore Snyders
The Edmore Snyders

A Flock of Crows is Called a Murder
A Flock of Crows is Called a Murder
The High Alpinist's Survival Guide
The High Alpinist's Survival Guide

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