The Beginning of Tortuous Tales

I want to write stories.

Stories that are weird and magical, stories rooted in my life, or stories dipped in humour. There are lots of topics to cover from how I feel today, to day-to-day life lessons and hassles, to whether aliens really exist. (I don’t know the answer to that question. I just wanted to see if you were paying attention.)

I’ve had two other writing projects that are available to the public. One was titled, 1500 Words or Less, and it is a collection of stories written under 1500 words. The stories told consist of both darker (loss, depression, grief) and lighter (chasing your dog, travelling) stories. Currently, I have only 5 stories on the website.  I hope to add more stories soon, but we’ll see how it goes.

The other project I completed this year was titled, Pushing Boundaries, and it was the first blog I started here, at WordPress. The blog centered on pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. From Pushing Boundaries I learned many things about myself. But one of the things I reaffirmed: is that I missed writing stories.  Whether they are fictional, or non-fiction, I enjoy hiding behind the veil of a story.

Also, after creating two rule-loaded projects (stories written in 1500 words or less, and Wow! there were SO MANY rules for Pushing Boundaries!) this blog will have no rules. I’ll post whenever I write something new that I want to share in this forum. There will be no limits on the number of words, no time frames in terms of how often I will post, and no expiration date.

This will be an ongoing project.

Enter: Tortuous Tales. 

Now that I read the title of this blog, it sounds creepy. One of the definitions for tortuous according to Dictionary.com means “full of twists and turns.” (There’s another definition as well, that means “excessively lengthy and complex” but I’ll try not to let that happen. Of course, this first blog post seems long. Hey, it’s a work in progress.)

So, tortuous. What does this mean for this blog? The stories can be any type of genre: fictional, non-fiction, science-fiction, romance, memoir, children’s stories…whatever I want.

According to Oxforddictionaries.com tales means: “a fictitious or true narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted.”

I’ll do my best.

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