Hello! This is Jennifer L. Hilty reporting LIVE from her long-neglected River Writings blog! Thank you for tuning in, especially if you're one of my followers from way-back-when and still getting the updates. (You're the best!) I thought I'd do a quick recap to let you know how my life has been since I last … Continue reading RB – *Blows The Dust Off*
He was known by the archers as Horsekiller.
(A/N: I posted the original version of this story back in 2017, in answer to a challenge I gave readers to give me an unlikely prompt. The prompt I received was "A piece of civilization in an utterly absurd place (like a vending machine in the sewers or something)". The story ended up growing to … Continue reading The Sofa In The Lake – Revamped
It's here! It's here! My first ever published short story is out because the new issue is HERE! https://media.tenor.com/images/ba43d50fc2860299c652dfdcf2f569ec/tenor.gif Published this past week in the new Summer 2020 issue of Deep Magic, my short story "Standing with Centaurs" is now available to read, along with four other great short stories and two novel excerpts! You … Continue reading RB – Deep Magic Summer 2020 Release!
So for anyone who saw my last update and was like, "Man, what brought her out of the woodwork all of a sudden?", I can now with full confidence share my EXCITING NEWS: I have sold my first short story to an honest-to-goodness Ezine!!! My story Standing With Centaurs will be coming out in the Summer … Continue reading RB – My First Published Story!
When the neighbors found out I was building a woman, the mocking began. Lonely old coot. Disturbing. Clever. Admiration or disgust varied by personality and taste. Distant relatives, whether by blood or stagnant relationship, suddenly needed to express their opinion as I sculpted her chassis and crafted her limbs. I ignored them. They had never … Continue reading Flash Fiction – “The Old Man’s Robot”
“You can’t do it!” Arthur screamed, straining at his bonds.
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Good afternoon, everybody, and welcome back to the River Blog! It's been a while since I had a good post up, but I hope everyone has been doing well. LIFE UPDATE: July and August were especially busy in these here parts: we had family vacation in Wisconsin (ENJOYABLE!), a family reunion (ENTERTAINING!), my roommate's move-out … Continue reading RB – Life Update and The B&R Adventures
“Eggs.” I poked more grass off the nest, observing the mottled blue orbs impassively.
Sergeant Bruce T’shano leaned over my shoulder, his furry ears silhouetted against the blue sky. “Y’up. Th—se a’re eggs,” he replied, equally impassive.
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