Writing Dreamer
Writing Dreamer

Writing Dreamer

words and images by mk swanson

Works in Progress

Some Works in Progress I write science fiction, cozy mysteries, speculative fiction, cross-genre romance, poetry and non-fiction. I describe my fiction using non-standard terms because I like to blend genres and have fun. Novels With...

Dreamer's Blog

Most recent posts of writing, about writing, about avoiding writing, and about using my inner darkness to write when it isn't using me.

The Marrakesh Split Decision

Jolene’s Hitman RPG Playtest Starring Pat as “Larry Winston,” David as “Tom Tom Barr,” and MK as “Brett Fandango” The team met their contact at...

A Traveller’s Guide to Ketamine

Ketamine was discovered in 1956 and was used as an anesthetic during the war in Viet Nam. It's been used to relieve refractory pain in...

Ulysses for Headache-Free Writing

I Got a Lot of Problems, but My Writing Software Isn't One of Them If you are a writer who uses some combination of a...

Read This

Go to my Works in Progress page to find out what I'm writing. To read something now, check these out.

The Marrakesh Split Decision

Jolene’s Hitman RPG Playtest Starring Pat as “Larry Winston,” David as “Tom Tom Barr,” and MK as “Brett Fandango” The team met their contact at the Cafe Kasbah, not far from the defunct Marrakesh International School, in the same quarter as the Swedish Consulate, a large and ugly contemporary edifice...

Are You There?

My contribution to pandemic literature, circa 1992 When the first call came, the Island was horrified. The radio was their joy, and the people they met over it were like stars in the sky. Of course, some traveled to and from the Island, but that was only monthly, and this—this—...

Viewpoint (Narrative Voice)

You’ve shifted to a new point of view here. Are you writing in third person limited? I wrote, and then wondered what in the heck I meant. What was wrong with shifting point of view, anyway? My reader’s ear said it was wrong, but if she was writing in that narrative...

Poetical Tarot

Poetical Tarot Tumblr I've been reading Tarot cards for a long time. We'll leave it at that--a long time. I've wanted to create my own deck for a few years (doesn't everyone want to), but I never found the right way until I realized that I could write poetry honoring...

St. Nichole and the Elf

The Giving Spirit Nichole is overworked, underpaid, and severely dispirited on Christmas Eve, but she's determined to make the most of it by attending a holiday party dressed to thrill. Her plans go awry when a man knocks at her door, claiming that she's the latest incarnation of the Giving...

Haiku Project

On Tumblr, I have a haiku project called Three Lines, 17 Syllables. At first, I posted every day--usually an image I photographed or created and a haiku, but sometimes just the haiku itself. I exposed it on Facebook, and shortly felt I was asking too much of my friends and...

Duke Barkin in Hot Houndette

Basset Hound Duke Barkin is a transporter for The Man. In Hot Houndette, Duke picks up a suspiciously lively package that turns out to be the beautiful and slippery Mai Daisi, on the run from Big Bad Bob’s Gator Show and Puppy Park. The full script is on Scribd: The...

Blue Loco: Goodbye to the Spy

A comic book treatment of a novel I wrote a few years earlier. Description: In her first mission as a Districts Agent, Senya is sent to Exile 14 to discover how Dr. Hord Rendihl, medical guru and traitor to the Districts, escaped from the prison planet. The information provided was...