No, I'm not penning a spaghetti Western, although The Man With No Name would make a great character in a short story.
I'm used to compressing the heck out of things when I write poetry. I feel that I'm pretty good at getting the maximukm impact out of just a fistful of words, not really needing a whole saddlebags worth to get the point across.
But sometimes you want to stretch it out.. and face it, while I love poetry, plowing through a poem as long as the Poetic Edda is way too much for most mortals in this day and age (not to mention it's hard to keep up a decent meter over thousnads of verses). This is where flash and short stories come into play.
I feel comfortable with being able to tell a flash story in less than 1000 words, since most of the time the goal is simply a surprising twist or emotional shock-point. I'm becomng comfortable with short stories, with my work on Enshadowed and Dead Heir, and can feel more short stories percolating just under the crust.
So, I'm pretty sure this new direction is good... For A Few Words More!
Clint Eastwood would be proud of me.. not!
Both Web comics proceed apace, it's all pre-production and asset collection now, the boring infrastructure part. Ugh.. Ithink I need to buy an espresso machine!