Ben, Author at Ben Wise

Exposing

Apr 03, 2016 - Creative, Writing - 0 Comments - Standard

Ok, so it’s been a while blog. My bad. It’s been about that long between writing too. Even worse. I had an experience today that made me think of a few of my own experiences that had happened in the recent past. I have a few posters up at work selling my books. There is […]

NaNoWriMo

Nov 02, 2015 - Viridian, Writing - 0 Comments - Standard

It’s been a while between updates, I know. It’s been busy. Now it’s November. I’m not going to pretend I’m participating in NaNoWriMo. It’s impossible for someone as busy as me in my fulltime job to achieve. But I am trying to make a concerted efforted to do more writing. So far, that’s consisted of […]

A lack thereof

Jun 21, 2015 - Life, Writing - 0 Comments - Standard

I hate being as busy as I am. There’s too many things I’m trying to achieve and the one thing I don’t give two shits about, work, is crushing my ability to do any of it. I have not don’t much writing lately as a result. What I have written is shit. Writing is supposed […]

A Kiss in the Dark – A Short Story

May 12, 2015 - Short Stories, Writing - 0 Comments - Standard

And then her lips leave mine. And that’s when I wake up. The digital display on the bedside clock shows 3:15am. The same time as yesterday. And the night before that. Three years of the same, repeated over and over again, every night. I know the nightmare has to end. It’s only my shame that […]

The Cave – A short story

May 06, 2015 - Short Stories, Writing - 0 Comments - Standard

Thunder cracks again in the distance, closer this time. About five k’s by my count. The wind is picking up too. The afternoon is late, but not so late that the darkness slowly growing across the basin is the sun setting. Not that lucky. This storm is going to be a problem, dammit. I need […]

A read through Feathers Fall

Apr 18, 2015 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

So a good friend of mine (and the namesake of one of the characters) posted a series of photos as she read the entire way through Feathers Fall last night. I loved the shots and she let me steal them.

It’s broken, Jim

Apr 17, 2015 - Website - 0 Comments - Standard

So I woke up this morning to a broken website. Not sure what happened. Mildly concerning. But anyway, with some adjustments, we’re back working again. Good times.

The struggle

Apr 12, 2015 - Crimson, Feathers Fall, Viridian, Writing - 0 Comments - Standard

Without a doubt the hardest 10k. I possibly could have gotten there faster, but I needed to go back and edit the work I’d already done to add some semblance of consistency and order to the story and get my head around things. Viridian is in a much better state, but this story is going […]

Cake

Apr 05, 2015 - Life, Writing - 0 Comments - Standard

I am eating cake for dinner. Birthday cake. My birthday was a week or so ago, but I reluctantly held the celebration last night. It was fun. Cake is delicious. It provided an unusual opportunity to flog off copies of my books. It’s a strange experience to earn at your own birthday party. Possibly socially […]

Time – A quick flash story

Mar 18, 2015 - Short Stories, Writing - 0 Comments - Standard

This was a nightmare that I wrote down and fleshed out: The oppressive heat hits me as I cross the train station. Like me, I assume, it sweeps over the platform hoping to catch the next train and escape the dead town that beyond the tracks in front of me. Even it has given up […]