Jurak's Day: A New Short Story
Jurak’s Day is a new short story about a Halihathrow investigator having an interesting day that quickly gets dangerous.
I originally wrote some of it out in 2016 (?) and did some (?) work on it in 2017. Its premise was about a Halihathrow named Jurak having a weird day and having to unravel some conspiracy. I originally imagined it involving a time loop, somehow, but I was uncomfortable introducing that concept, so I wrote it as some weird stretch of days then it fizzled out because I didn’t really have a coherent plot from there.
The rest of the plot came to me as I pushed on writing it in 2022. During this process of finishing it, I also decided that it would not have any dialogue. I originally imagined it as something noir-esque originally, but it became more Sherlock Holmes-y as I got into it. The introduction of Jurak and his day is pretty much the same as the incomplete first draft, though. Same vibe, anyway.
I had a lot of fun writing this once I got into it. I’m actually thinking I might continue it at some point. I left the door open for more. Not sure if it’d be a proper novella or book, or just a trio of short stories or something…but the possibility is there. This is like a pilot/first episode of something more.
Anyway, enjoy it and read it here!
July and August 2023 in Art
No art was done in June, and I only did one piece in July, so I combined July and August for this post. All the art done was for Jurak’s Day.
Jurak's Day Kickstarter!
I have launched a Kickstarter for a novella continuation of my Jurak’s Day short story. Consider that short story the ‘pilot’ and the Kickstarter for the full version of it. This is my first time using Kickstarter so I am very excited to see how it goes. You can back it here! The splash art was done by AR Sullivan.