Latest story: Boarding School Blues – by Levi Holland
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Today, my friend Levi Holland published the first chapter of his novel-sized story called Boarding School Blues . It’s a fantastic story with a bit of a Harry Potter vibe but in a good way. And let’s be honest, Mrs. Rowling ruined all new boarding school stories because there will always be such a vibe over it.
Levi really did an excellent job here! Don’t expect a stroke story, but character development and a decent story arc. If you’re up to that (otherwise, why are you here 😉), then you’ll have a blast reading it!
The separate chapters will be published roughly two days apart. I had to automate this because I will be swamped in the coming weeks and probably won’t have very much time to update the site.
So, enjoy the story, and don’t forget to like or comment on it! I know I say this every time, but your comments help us evolve as writers and give us the appreciation to continue.
Jason with a little update here. I hope you’re still having fun on my website. I had a little issue with my DNS provider. Apparently, they had sent me several emails indicating that I needed to extend my domain registration. Turned out they DID send me an email. It was just sent to a mailbox I hardly ever check. A big mistake that cost me almost $200,- Ah well… It’s fixed now, and that’s the most important part.
Just so you know, I’m working on a new story. But I feel obliged to give you all a little warning. I’m planning for another big one. Like Smoky Mountains big!! So I’m guessing this will take me a while. The good news is that I’m already toward the end of Chapter Two. The bad news is that I’m just at the end of Chapter Two…
I know Levi Holland is heading toward the end of his big story. I don’t know when he’s planning on publishing, but this might fill the gap I leave.
So… nothing much besides this. All I can say is: Have fun, have a great summer, and I hope to finish up quickly.
Levi Holland wanted to know if it was possible to lower the bar for you, the reader, to give feedback. He proposed something like Facebook’s Like button.
Strangely enough, I never thought about this. But I really liked the idea, so I started looking. Turns out, it was fairly easy to incorporate this on the site. So from now on, there’s an easier way for you to show your love 😊. Just press ‘Like’ (Thumb up) or ‘Dislike’ (Thumb down) at the bottom of each page!
And don’t worry! There’s absolutely NO relationship with Facebook! I’m all about privacy, especially on a site like this. I only have the standard Google and Microsoft tools to see how my site is performing. How many visitors, broken links, that sort of stuff. Everything is anonymized, and no hidden cookies or anything. Especially not for Facebook. Or Meta. I don’t care. Both are evil!
So if you’re up to it, please help us out by pressing one of these buttons after you finish the story.
Today, I released my latest story ‘I Hate You!’ The premise isn’t exactly original, but I really like how it turned out with the little twists and turns I added. I won’t reveal the premise here, but I’m sure you’ll recognize it when you read the story.
It’s a nine-chapter story, but a little warning is in order here. I was focused on keeping it short and tidy. But as always, I didn’t manage. It turned out as a small novella at 25K words. The first couple of chapters is plot-only. If you’re just here for a quick ‘pipe-cleaning session,’ I recommend waiting for the last four chapters. But if you’re into a little build-up and interested to see how a story develops: Have fun!
Another (again!? Yes, again!) big shout-out to E-o-F!! He helped me out with some ideas and always manages to fish out the typos. Thanks again, Ed!
And also a thank you to Randall Stanhope! He’s good at pointing out some flaws; this one did have a few. Thanks, Randall!!
But this time, I also had some help from Levi Holland. He was kind enough to read through it and gave me many general tips and pointers. These didn’t all make it into the story, but they will help me become a better writer in general. So, also, a big shout-out to Levi!
Thanks, guys! This all helps a lot!
Anywho… Enjoy the new story! If you can’t find it in the menu, here’s the link.