Back in 2014, I decided to gather all of my short stories and poems into an annual collection. I called it *Kalerion* after a poem I had written back in the late 80's. *Kalerion* speaks about adventuring into untamed wilderness, meeting challenges and generally rising to live life fully.Most of the stories in *Kalerion* are those I wrote for anthologies of the Writing Journey. The Writing Journey (*writingjourney.org*) is a writing community that I helped to found and that I lead. Unlike many writing groups that focus on just one or two activities, the Writing Journey encourages its members to begin or follow Paths. Paths can be as simple as a one-time activity, such as a lunch out, or as complex as an in-person critique group or a short story anthology. I've enjoyed participating in and helping to lead the short story anthologies because they allow one to, in the company of fellow authors,develop and write stories and poems and then take them through a critiquing/editing process.This is the 2021 version of Kalerion.
Though I might will To walk alone Whilst shadows the cold stone Caress'd dare o`erspill The bounds of light Trespass and fain to keep Their dark domain of ever-sleep Yet ever-bright remains my sight Within these misty paths Which wend their ways through turns And hollows, veils that burn In wraths unslaked; and twisting lathes Make muffled screams of darkened tales But ever fails to damp the writ Which guards the weary spirit--lit Torches guide through stormy gales And, unchanged, I persevere Through nameless grief To gladness and the true relief Awaiting the one who veers Not from the road of Dawn Of pain, of sorrow spent For these proclaim the fire sent And renew the flame burning ever on
I am a writer of fantasy and science fiction stories and co-Municipal Liaison for the Illinois::Naperville region of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). You can see my NaNoWriMo-related page. I am a co-founder and leader of the Writing Journey, the year-round writing group associated with our NaNoWriMo region. I write my stories using vim and markdown.
In real life, I am a Portfolio Manager for DevOps and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at a major telecommunications manufacturing company.
Here's the list of sections and titles:
Read about the books--their publications stretch from 2009 through 2021. We developed a process requiring three rounds of inter-author critiques to help the authors edit and polish their stories prior to publication. There have been some truly strong authors participating in these anthologies.