I’m done with the third and final Mystic Rampage book. It’s with the publisher and now I just have to wait for the verdict on whether it’s suitable for publication. They’ve informed me that if all goes well, the release date is planned for mid-October of this year. It would be a shame to sit on my hands for the next few months, so I’m taking the opportunity to write competitively again. I’ve been focused on finishing this book series for so long that I haven’t taken the time to submit any short stories to magazines or contests. A few years ago, I wrote a bunch of <1000-word stories and this week I found the flash drive that had all of them. I submitted one earlier this month. It didn’t win, but now that it’s out of the contest I can publish it on this website under Other Works. It’s called Caretakers and it’s a bleak dystopian world story. For the next few weeks my plan is to revise more of the short stories on the flash drive, submit them, and if they don’t win, I’ll use them to build up the Other Works section of this website. At least publishing them somewhere will be a way to ensure that writing them wasn’t a waste of time.