Thanks for reading! I enjoy writing in various genres, my favorites being horror/thriller and dark/epic fantasies. I'll also occasionally drop a poem or two.
For a list of all my work, and to connect with me, go to www.kennypenn.com
An Ye Harm None
A quick foreword: Writing (and reading) spooky coven stories is fun, like watching a cool exorcist movie. In reality though, there isn't a priest on every corner sending Dr. Dingaling the dastardly demon to time out in hell, and witches don't summon him back. In other words, they're just stories. This is one extremely loosely based on some Wiccan lore, but in no way, shape, or form represents Wiccan religion or beliefs. If you'd like to actually learn about the Wiccan faith (and you should, it's fascinating), I suggest you talk to a practitioner.
A White Mountains Mystery: The Cabin - Chapter 6
This chapter is part of an ongoing collaboration with several wonderful authors here on Vocal Media, made for Judey Kalchik's Birthday Mystery Challenge. If you haven't read the first 5 chapters, I suggest you start with those. The links to those chapters and their respective authors are listed below:
The Softest Hands
It started with an argument. Not your ordinary, run of the mill argument either. No. The shouting, see who can yell the loudest kind. The kind where who is right and who is wrong no longer matters. When things get nasty. When you each stop trying to prove your point and simply decide how best to hurt each other.
- Top Story - September 2023
- Top Story - September 2023
- Top Story - August 2023
Fantastic Story, Terrible DeliveryTop Story - August 2023
Sometime in early 2019, I decided I'd had enough breaks from writing. I found an online school claiming to help you write a 50k word novel in six months if you followed their program. I signed up, met some cool people, and started really writing. As it turned out, the classes were crap, but the people I met changed my life.
Fire & Ash
I remember the scent of burnt flesh most clearly. It’s nearly impossible to describe to someone who hasn’t experienced the smell for themselves. Ask anyone who has though, and they’ll tell you; No matter how often you bathe, or what pretty little perfumes you might spray yourself with, no matter how many years pass, you can’t ever completely rid yourself of it.
- Runner-Up in Book Club Challenge
The Eye of the WorldRunner-Up in Book Club Challenge
When I turned twelve, my mother lent me a paperback novel. She normally preferred to buy hardbacks, but this one wasn’t formatted in your typical six by nine-inch trim. It was an eight-hundred-page manuscript roughly the size and shape of a hardback. The cover art featured a warrior atop a huge black horse set against a full moon. Beside him in stark contrast rode a petite woman in blue carrying a staff and sitting astride a small but elegant white horse. I can still recall the tiny bat-like creature flying just under the title, ‘The Eye of the World’.
Critique - The Matrix
Of all the great cinematic art to grace the big screen in the late 90's, arguably none had a greater impact than 1999's, 'The Matrix'. This revolutionary film would not only receive worldwide recognition, but its style and use of ‘bullet time’ visual effects are still used in movies today.