Hi, I’m Harley.
This is my creative writing space and some of these stories are about me. Every now and then between writing The Nepenthe, I get the urge to tell a story from my own life. Truth is there are many stories I’d love to tell from my own life, however I’m not sure I’m ready to. So for now, the majority of focus is on The Nepenthe, which is a story I started creating back in grade school.
I originally began writing this story in cursive on a handmade book. I tried using a calligraphy pen but the ink would bleed into the page leaving indecipherable blue puddles. I completed that book (it was very short) with high hopes of making sequels in the same style. However, it got destroyed.
But the story was still stuck in my head itching to get out again. So I wrote on regular paper making notes, drawing pictures, even creating a few manga type pages to go with it. But when I started traveling and moving it got packed away. Knowing one day I’ll bring it back out, I kept writing more parts on a computer. Well, the computer died and I still haven’t got those notes back. Many more loose leaf notes have been lost in moves and the original notes I really don’t know if they still exist or not.
So here I am with a novel worth of story in my head, yet feeling defeated when wanting to get it made. So instead of recreating notes only to store them away, I have created this blog to develop the backstory for it in small easy to read pieces. Then perhaps one day, not too far in the future, I will get this book published!
So, if you like the what you see and are interested in what this story will become it would mean a lot to me if you press the follow button and read along!
Thanks for visiting! ^_^
Notes for side bar category cloud:
Category : Fiction – This is a collection of short stories and flash fiction from The Nepenthe. As the stories unfold, I will give a more detailed summary under The Nepenthe page.
Category : Flash Fiction – I use to participate in a flash fiction challenge where we were to write one story per week under a given theme using a maximum of 100 words. So if you like super short stories, these are for you.
All Non-Fiction Short Stories are categorized under Harley as they are, of course, my own.
The Artwork :
I do two forms of artwork on this page. One (my favorite) is when I can make the time to draw or doodle in pencil, then color it a bit before putting it into an art filter to stylize it.
I really don’t have much time to be able to do that for each of my posts, so in some cases I look for photographs that are of a free use creative commons license, perhaps edit them a bit or combine parts of them and when I have an image I like I put it through art filters to get a style that goes with my other artwork. As time goes on I hope to do less of this type and more of the original drawings taking my art to new levels. For now, I must do one step at a time.