The Hideous Assault of the Devil Onion

I mentioned in my “On Writing” post that I had, at various points, kicked around the idea of writing collections of short stories, either with specific themes or through-lines of characters or overarching stories. A couple of years ago I had come up with an idea for one of the former, which was to be entitled “Bizarre Tales of the Bizarre!”

This collection would have been a set of short stories featuring my favorite type of writing: straight up random insanity and wackiness. This particular story is the only one for which I completed a first draft, featured below with some minor edits (so I guess this is really just a second draft?) 

I hate onions. I really, really hate onions. One of my favorite food-related sayings is “Onions are the devil!” So one day I thought, okay, what about an actual onion monster? So here it is. It’s pointless and ridiculous – my favorite kind of story to write.  Continue reading

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On writing

I’m a creative person. Well, I used to be. At this point in my life, much of that has been crushed out of me, much like my spirit. Yes, the world has done its damnedest to crush my spirit and creativity into cold, dark, lifeless, nonexistent husks. But somewhere, deep down, that urge to create still flickers.

That, ultimately, is the reason I started this blog. I wanted to be a writer, for as long as I can remember. But over the years I’ve written less and less, and I needed something to get me back into writing. I’ve wanted, specifically, to be a fiction writer, so maybe a blog isn’t the best way to go about it, but I need something to help me get back into the practice. Continue reading