Author Archives: Shedrick

About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.

The Kobayashi Maru of Sexual Assault

It’s the classic unwinnable scenario. If you come forward, what he did is ignored. Instead, it becomes about what you did to cause it. Or what you didn’t do about it. It’s all about his future. Yours is ignored. You’re just … Continue reading

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Parts Unknown

Today I was gut-punched by news of the apparent suicide of Anthony Bourdain. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his television work where he managed to be tough, thoughtful, sarcastic, and compassionate all at the same time. He was a true citizen of … Continue reading

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For the Love of Country

  I’ve always had a strange relationship with patriotism. On the one hand, I love my country. I appreciate the ideals on which it was founded and struggle of those, throughout history, who have lived and died to ensure that … Continue reading

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Close…But No Cigar

So I got word from the nice folks at Writers of the Future…my story did not make it into the top three. But it was officially a Finalist in the contest for the first quarter, which is still pretty damn … Continue reading

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“That’s Mr. Writers of the Future Finalist to you…”

So…I just got some good news. The story I workshopped at FenCon last year is now a FINALIST in the Writers of the Future contest! That means it beat out thousands of other stories from around the world and is now in … Continue reading

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