Some Updates, and a Short Story to Follow

There never seems to be enough time in the day, does there? When I’m not depressed I’m writing, and when I’m not writing I’m recording, and when I’m not recording I’m sleeping or working, and blogging just takes a back seat, it seems, to anything and everything else in the world. I checked WordPress today and realized I haven’t posted since January, felt appropriately guilty for my absence.

The good news is I’m still here; still around, and doing what I do (at least, from time to time). Over the past few months, I’ve been able to take a series of vocal lessons, which I believe has greatly helped me to sing better when recording demos of The Broken’s music. I haven’t done an awful lot of writing (I’ve started to return to my alter-ego’s fantasy series, The Redemption of Erâth, in the past month or so), and it often just feels like each and every day is entirely used up before I ever get the energy to do anything creative.

That being said, the other day I sat down for a good few hours, and managed to hammer out a short story that’s been festering in the back of my mind for almost a decade. It’s something I initially thought might do well as a novella, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it really didn’t need to be very long to get across the concept – and the mood – that I intended.

It’s called The Girl Who Killed Herself in Apartment 615, and it’s as morbid and bizarre as it sounds. It’s based off a particularly vivid dream I had many years ago (the title of the story came to me in the dream), and I’ve always wanted to sit down and write out that dream – at least to the extent that I can remember.

It came out – in my own, humble opinion – pretty good, if I do say so myself. It definitely has a dream-like quality to it, and is probably best read slowly, if not out loud. I’m going to post it – it’s in three sections – over the next three days, and would love for anyone to read it and provide feedback if they wish to!

In the meantime, it’s somewhat reinvigorated my desire to create, and I’m hoping that I’ll have some more posts to write, more stories to tell, in the near future.

I look forward to sharing with you all!

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