things i'm writing

FLASH FICTION - stories under 1,000 words that I've posted on this blog!
[sci-fi retelling of the pied piper]

[a comical take on the writer's worst nightmare]

[a woman tries to save her "patient" from the monsters of her world]

[nanowrimo 2017 novel]

Status: finished!
Genre: superhero?
Wordcount: 69,000
Pinterest Board: link!
They receive a superpower upon birth. They lose it once they turn eighteen. 
Ten years ago, Tasia's brother was kidnapped by hero traders -- criminals who use children's powers for their own crooked exploits. Her parents haven't been the same since, now convinced that he's dead. But until evidence proves her wrong. she refuses to believe that it's true. 
Tasia and her superhero partners are stationed in a destroyed underground railway system. Guided by her power of light, they spend their days patrolling for possible threats... until they stumble upon a dead body. Officials order them to let stronger heroes deal with this case, warning of hero traders involved with the murder. Clinging to the hope that it might be connected to her brother, Tasia convinces her team to go undercover and hunt the villain of this victim. 
The dead body is only the beginning. They learn crucial information about a rising villain, and soon their mission isn't just about restoring Tasia's family, but saving hundreds of lives.
The clock is ticking. Can Tasia and her team put their powers to use before they disappear entirely?
[I wrote a blog post about this novel!]
[nanowrimo 2016 novel]

Status: fifth draft edits
Genre: MG fantasy
Word Count: 42,000
Pinterest Board: link!
We can't leave, because the shadows won't let us. 
Eerie is tired of hiding from the monsters in the birchwood forest, tired of having a little red fox as her only friend, and tired of living on an island surrounded by an endless silver sea. But no matter how desperately she longs to escape and find adventure, she can't, and all because of the shadows. 
She attempts to attack the ring of darkness circling the island, but the monsters are stronger, and steal everything she can call her own. She finds herself utterly alone -- her parents, her fox, her shadow... gone. 
Her shadow is on the hunt for her soul and will stop at nothing for it, willing to twist and deceive her mind to snatch what it desires. Eerie sets on a journey to find her parents, stretching her courage and strength. But to save them, she has to discover where the heart of shadows truly lies. Will she be able to conquer the darkness before it conquers her?
[camp nanowrimo novel for april 2015]

Status: shelved after 6+ drafts of edits
Genre: YA Christian Fantasy
Word Count: 90,000
Pinterest Board: link!
Gita has always lived in a land of blurry surroundings and nonexistent melodies. 
Until she gets trapped in a sandstorm. The first doesn't change -- her eyesight is just as bad as it used to be. But while she fumbled in the swirling sand and the suffocating darkness, she heard a mysterious song string its way through the air and to her ears. 
Immediately Gita knows something is strange with the singing amidst the silence. She begins to explore the curious noise -- asking questions and doing research. But views on this song are varied. The Mistress she serves bans it. The messenger boy she meets follows it. 
Bound to her loyalty by her Mistress and curiosity fueling the relationship with the messenger boy, Gita is forced to make a decision: whether to suffer the Mistress's wrath and become an outcast to the land, or to betray a new friend.
[I wrote a blog post about this novel!]

[nanowrimo 2015 novel | sequel to song of the desert]

Status: shelved after 3+ drafts

Genre: YA Christian Fantasy
Word Chount: 105,622.
Sand dragons are on the rise, taking and infesting minds. Can Gita stop them before before she loses her own?