Welcome to the new format for my published works! If you’ve been following me for a while, say goodbye to the update drought. And if you’re new, hello! I’m Jake Johnson, writer and editor. I’ve been writing for 5 years and I’m trying to jumpstart a career as a writer in every medium. For the moment, though, I mostly create short fiction and essays.
I now have a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/freelancejake. My Twitter is http://www.twitter.com/freelancejake. My Tumblr is http://www.tumblr.com/freelancejake. I have some updates to make to my story-lists in the next couple of weeks, and some projects of mine are coming to a close.
My 15,000-word epic blog-story Intersect (http://intersectstory.tumblr.com/) came to a close some time ago. It was an attempt at combining the multi-character structure of Cloud Atlas with Lovecraftian horror, but I think it got too out-of-control by the end. However, it does represent the longest continuous story I’ve ever written.
Also, a year of my editing work (and of a LOT of writers sending me great stories) has been republished in Jake’s Monthly: Recollection. You can grab it on print-on-demand for $12 at https://www.createspace.com/4392065.
And so far this November:
-I finished my project Wartime Stories (http://www.tumblr.com/wartime-stories), a blog featuring a drabble-story for every entry in the dark time-travel dictionary-novel Faction Paradox: The Book of the War. That’s 254 stories total, and 105 this month. Faction Paradox is the best example of time travel fiction I’ve ever seen, and revolves around “the War in Heaven”, a conflict across time and space so fundamental that your own past can be a casualty and there might not be a universe left standing by the end.
-I rediscovered eight older stories and one essay that I haven’t published yet. They involve lots of self-referential fun, a wasteland magician, and the definitive 12-step guide to escaping our reality.
-I’ve written seven new, unpublished stories, including a window into a science-fiction version of the War of the Roses, and a detailed guide entitled “How to Trespass in My Dorm Room”.
New Stories (Black Hole Bungee Jump, Burning Joy, How to Trespass in My Dorm Room, Near the Front Lines, Tropeic Thunder, Trundling Death, Soaring Stalling)
Word Count: 1,875
Rediscovered, Unpublished Stories (On Seeking Beauty, Escapism, How Jake Amassed an Army, How to Get to Your Fictional Universe of Choice, It’s Something, Lifetime Storm, Three of Spades, Universe Building, Story Without a Climax)
Word Count: 3,330
Faction Paradox Drabbles (Order of the Weal, Order of the White Peacock, Ordifica, Ottoman Purges, Pai’ngya, Parablox, Paradox, Paradox Anxiety, Peyote Dream Runners, Piltdown Mob, Pinocchio, Planetesimals, Poenari Relic, Posthumanity, Praxis, Presidency, “Princess of Parallelograms”, “Probability” Doctrine, Production Hell, Protocols of Great Houses, Quintessence, Rasputin, Reboots, Recruitment, Red Burial, Redemption Cult, Regen-inf, Remembrance Tanks, Remonstration Bureau, Remote, Removal of Members, Ritual, Ruling Houses, Rump Parliament, Sacrifice, Sand and Snow Ammunition, Scarratt, Secret Architects, Severance, Sex, Shadow-Masks, Shelley Cabal, Shifts, Siloportem, Simia-KK98, Society of St. George, Sombras Que Corta, Sons of Tepes, Space, Speke, Spiral Politic, Stacks, Star Chamber, Stendec, Tenskwatawa, Thessalia, Thirteen-Day Republic, Thousand-Year Battles, “Through the Eye of Eternity”, Time-Thickening, Time-Travel: Biodata Principle, Time-Travel: Posthuman, Timebeast Assault, Timeships, Timon, Tirgoviste, Tobin, Tower Hill, Tracolix, Ulterior Worlds, Umbaste, Unkindnesses, Uptime Gate, Utterlost, Vaccinations (Temporal), Valentine’s Day, Vandemeer, Venue Accords, Verrifant, Viewers and Listeners Protocols, Vlad III, Voodoo Charter, Walking Dead, Wallachia, War King, War Predictions, War Predictions: Chatelaine Thessalia, War Predictions: The Rivera Manuscript, Waves of the House Military, Weaponstores, Westminster, Winter Palace, Witch-Blood, Women, Worldofme, Wovoka, Xenoprediction, Xianthellipse, Yeh, “You” Diversions, Younger World Story, Yssgaroth, Zero Time, Zo la Domini)
Word Count: 11,726
Total Works: 121
Total Word Count: 16,931