I've been trying to do more of it, and much to my surprise I've finished some stuff. Any writing I feel like sharing, I'll link to from this bare-bones HTML page written in Notepad. Prepare to surf like it's 1995.
I'm a mild fan of the "Humanity, Fuck Yeah!" subreddit, because I'm a sucker for oldschool humans-are-great pulp SF. However, I thought it would be interesting to take some of the typical HFY cliches and turn them on their head a bit. I wrote this over a few weeks in October of 2017 and am pretty happy with how it came out.
Read "Ghost Protocol" online. (8,132 words, edited 12/17)
They All Laughed
So I have this bad habit of reading all kinds of random trash on Kindle Unlimited. Around the end of 2016, I read some attempts at imitating the Japanese "light novel" style. They were all terrible, and I decided: heck, I could write something better than this. I took a spin at writing up my ancient comic They All Laughed as straight fiction, completed the small part of the story which actually got drawn, and it worked surprisingly well. Then I figured, might as well go ahead and write the next section of the story, and that worked even better. And before you know it, I accidentally a novel. It's weird and self-indulgent and it betrays its origins by starting out with a cheeseball riff on Final Fantasy 7, but I like it anyway. I can't believe I actually completed something this big for once in my misbegotten life, frankly.
Read "They All Laughed" online. (51,547 words, edited 8/17)
Liraz Punches A Truck
Written in 2015, this is sort of fanfiction for the on-hiatus webcomic Afterlife Blues Jon and I did a while back. Does it count as fanfiction if you're the artist of the original? I guess we'll never know. At any rate, it's a little story written in script form. A lot of my old stuff is done that way, because I had the belief I'd draw a lot more comics than I actually did. Anyway, here it is, so read it.
Read "Liraz Punches A Truck" online. (1,394 words, edited 9/15)