Darian Wolfe: Blog

Summer is upon me - like a Mack truck

May 24, 2018
Posted at 9:16 pm
 

Hello Everyone,

Summer is upon us. The temperatures were I live have been rising which have been wreaking havoc with my illness. I have been transitioning in and out of Aphasia two or more times a day and we haven't even hit the 90's yet. The increased transitioning is creating cognitive difficulties.

Today at work, I freaked because I was doing the annual Health Plan Review and I could not understand the information. I freaked because several years ago I was a licensed Health Insurance agent who had graduated at the top of my State exams.

I am still working on Stories but until this resolves I can make no promises as to when I will be able to post again.

Cheers,

Darian

I have a Duck.

May 1, 2018
Posted at 7:51 pm
 

Hello Everyone,

A few minutes ago my wife gave me a small pencil sharpener in the shape of a duck. It's a pretty little thing with painted feathers. I put it on a shelf at my desk where I can see it and find it when it needed.

It got me to thinking. I was pleased to receive such a small trinket. When I was younger and more handsome women would sometimes buy me expensive gifts: clothes, jewelry, things of that nature. I never asked. They just did it. I was appreciative, but none of those gifts meant much. They were more like "please don't go away payments" than honest consideration of my feelings.

The little duck was a token of appreciation. I like it.

Darian

General Update

April 29, 2018
Posted at 9:16 am
 

Hello Everyone,

I figured to give an update. The background research for the Young Immortal Universe is continuing. I am working on Arnulf's origin story and have had to change plot points based on what a man from Germany in that time period probably would or would not do. There are also other worldbuilding factors to consider, so it will be a while. You will more than likely see several other stories before you see this one.

I've seen that Arnulf is such a complex character that over the course of his story arc I'm going to have to treat him as several different characters. If you think about it, the Arnulf in "The Young Immortal" is a totally different person than the Arnulf who was married to Heima. The only things they share are continuity of memory and ownership of a knife.

In other news, I have a new grandchild on the way so I will be starting a new baby blanket which will cut into my writing time until it's completed. At least, this time around nobody including myself is dying so it should only take a few weeks.

Cheers

Darian

New Story - Held By The Sun

April 26, 2018
Posted at 8:43 pm
 

Hello Everyone,

I posted a very short story running 309 words that have been running around my brain for a few months. It will more than likely be a prologue to series. We'll wait and see on that. I hope you enjoy.

Darian

New Story - Payment Due

April 25, 2018
Posted at 8:47 pm
 

Hello Everyone,

I just submitted a new short story named Payment Due. It is part III of the Better Than the JackPot series. It runs at 7,212 words.

This story was a bit harder to write for some reason. Amy was being rather difficult and several of the plot points weren't jelling correctly.

As always, honest criticism and praise are always welcome.

Cheers,

Darian