What I’m Currently Working On

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 1, 2017 in Intertwined Lives, Jake's Last Mission, No More Lies, Short stories, Writing process |

I used to do posts about my WIPs regularly, but they seemed to make my blog spontaneously generate problems, so I quit.  I don’t know if this will be a regular feature or not.  But I feel like doing it today, so I am. Titles of projects are what the files are named.  I am […]


Short Story: The Tale of A Horribly Unloved Kitty

Posted by Shannon Haddock on February 11, 2017 in Short stories |

Enjoy.  If you want to know why I wrote this, it’s at the end of the story. It was hard to be the youngest pet in the household, Zarillia often thought.  Every time something got broken, it seemed like she was the one who got blamed.  The people in the house never acted like the […]


Excerpt From “Once A Hero, Always A Hero”

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 25, 2017 in No More Lies, Short stories |

Like I said, not all of the suggestions for things authors should blog about were stupid.  This one, in fact, I’m surprised hadn’t occurred to me:  excerpts from your work.  So, here’s an excerpt from “Once A Hero, Always A Hero”, the first Universal Nexus short story.  This is from the revised edition.  If you […]


Why Does It Take Me So Long To Realize Things?!

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 18, 2016 in Jake's Last Mission, Short stories, Writing process |

WARNING:  AUTHOR IS OVER-CAFFEINATED AND THEREFORE EVEN MORE RAMBLY THAN USUAL.  THE AUTHOR ASKS YOUR FORGIVENESS FOR ANY LONG-WINDED TANGENTS SHE MAY GO OFF ON. Today I was participating in a thread on the NaNoWriMo forums and had a sudden realization.  (Yes, I’m participating this year.  Yes, I know I wrote a whole blogpost last […]


Short Story: Desperate Measures

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 29, 2016 in Jake's Last Mission, Short stories |

I wrote this over a year ago and very shortly after that ran out of decently paying markets that might accept it, so I’m not sure why I haven’t posted it yet. Anyway, the idea for this one come from me getting ticked at a character being stupid in something I was reading and amusing […]

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Finally free on Amazon!

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 8, 2016 in Once A Hero Always A Hero, Short stories |

At long last, my first published work, “Once A Hero, Always A Hero”, a short story about two retired badasses turned bar owners who are trying to complete a business deal and end up having to save a whole society, is free in Kindle format! Click here to get it!


Short Story: The Scepter of Poultrini

Posted by Shannon Haddock on May 14, 2015 in Short stories |

Chuck Wendig issues flash fiction challenges on his blog on Fridays.  Last week’s was one where you had to randomly pick two sub-genres and mix them together in a story.  I got comic fantasy and technothriller. The day before, courtesy of Tabletop, I’d discovered the awesome looking rpg Fiasco (I say awesome looking because I haven’t actually gotten to […]


Short story: Test of Honor

Posted by Shannon Haddock on February 19, 2015 in Short stories |

(Also known as “Test of Honour” because my wife insists on using British spellings even where I haven’t.) I have no idea where the idea for this one came from.  I wrote the first version of it back in 2011 and got less than stellar commentary from everyone who read it.  I reread their commentary to get […]


Drabbles: Lance and Jasmine

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 2, 2015 in Short stories |

A drabble is a story of exactly one hundred words. I think these stand alone fine, but if I’m wrong, just ask me about what’s confused you. I make no promise these are great.  They were written years ago as an experiment, and because of the exactly one hundred words stipulation they’re a bitch to […]


The plan for this year

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 1, 2015 in No More Lies, Once A Hero Always A Hero, Short stories, Writing process |

So, 2014 is over.  I edited and published a novelette with an attached short story.  I very heavily revised, changing such intrinsic things as POV, and republished a short story.  I finished and started editing a novel.  I pieced together three semi-related vignettes into a short story and started editing it.  I edited a novel […]

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