J Dorner

Author of the Existence speculative fiction book series. Fractions of Existence, book 1, is on Amazon. (Free on KU) Writer's reference book "Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters" is available on Amazon and Smashwords. J runs the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome. Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge co-host.

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Jul 01 2018

Day One of #NaNoProMo is About a Novel Reader

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! To come up with a reader avatar, you’re going to think about the person who picks up your book and is going to LOVE IT. What kind of professions are they likely to have? Again, doesn’t mean they are …

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Jun 30 2018

June Goals Include Roaring Loud to #KeepFamiliesTogether

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com There are things going on in America that have taken my time and attention from other goals. As some of you know, I was taken from my birth parents when I was a child. It wasn’t by the government, but that doesn’t keep me from sympathizing. And no, I don’t have any living children, …

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Jun 10 2018

Surviving Thesaurus Suggestions with Humor

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/survivor Having a rough day? Feeling poorly? Remember that the opposite of being a survivor is being a main meal. That’s something I never thought about before. Perhaps the thesaurus thinks highly of the role insects play in body decomposition. Also, remember that another word for being a survivor is “survivor”… which doesn’t make a …

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May 26 2018

May Goals Organize

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com I fell so far behind that I didn’t even publish my goal post at the end of April. And this one is a day late. I also have my ORGANIZE post for Blog All About It smack in the middle of this. So break out the potato, because this is gonna be long. What …

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May 21 2018

Reviews #BoutOfBooks and #BlogTour #BookTour

I read three books during this read-a-thon. #boutofbooks #bob22igchallenge wrap-up = 3 books read King's Cage @victoriaaveyard V-card @aliciamichaelsauthor 500 low glycemic index recipes (Logue) A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on May 21, 2018 at 9:02pm PDT King’s Cage #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic This book has important (though unnatural) weather, and therefore counts toward …

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May 13 2018

#AtoZChallenge 2018 Reflections and such

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Reflections I’m so grateful the 2018 blogging from A to Z Challenge happened. I’m thankful to have been such a huge part of it, taking on the role of team captain. Next year will be the TENTH ANNIVERSARY. That’s incredibly exciting. There were a …

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Apr 30 2018

Z #AtoZChallenge Zero #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “Attie, we have to go.” Jenesis holds my face in her hands. They’re slippery. “Your palms are sweating.” She gives me a sympathetic look. It’s not right; sympathy looks wrong on her. “It’s not sweat, is it?” Her thumbs rub my cheeks. She kisses …

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Apr 28 2018

Y #AtoZChallenge Yellow Blobs #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “Technically, she’s a widow. On her world, you and her four children all died. She practically jumped at the chance to be abducted. Phaeton isn’t a planet there. It’s an asteroid belt, not one more dot in the night sky. Granted, they lied to …

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Apr 27 2018

X #AtoZChallenge Ximena #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “I’m not fighting my own brother to the death! Jenesis, clothing.” I bark the order. As soon as her shaking fingers peel my uniform from my torso, I apologize to her. A small group of aliens walks in, hauling my victory table. They arrange …

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Apr 25 2018

W #AtoZChallenge Winner #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Samuel and I look at Quinn, who is curled up in Jenesis’s arms. “You can’t lose. I’ll offer to take your place in the next battle.” “And when Myndi makes that same offer over and over again? How long until I have to face …

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Apr 24 2018

V #AtoZChallenge Victorious #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I slam my fist against the wall. Stupid, soft wall. The collision makes no sound. None of my fury is exchanged for pain. Worthless room. “Attie?” Jenesis touches the back of my neck, stroking it softly. “You should ask to be alone. There will …

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Apr 23 2018

U #AtoZChallenge Uncle #Fiction #SFF Blog All About It Challenge – Art

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Jenesis and I pass the time by sparring. I hold back, at first, not wanting to hurt her. “Oww. Uncle!” “You said you are Quinn’s uncle. What does that mean?” Jenesis asks as she twists my arm. “Just… let go. You win. Are you …

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Apr 22 2018

T #AtoZChallenge Teressa #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner The number of people I want to save from this world keeps growing. “Sister?” Quinn nods. “Hang on,” I rub my temples. “My brother had been gone for four years on my last day on Earth. You’re older than four. How old is your …

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Apr 20 2018

S #AtoZChallenge Sister #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner After we all finish eating, we relax on the mat. I wonder what life would be like for Quinn if I were the sort of guy to use Jenesis sexually. She’s indicated more than once that trophies often exist that way. If I lose …

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Apr 20 2018

R #AtoZChallenge Raw-lencantabes (alien species) #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner R #AtoZChallenge Raw-lencantabes (alien species)#Fiction #SFF Darkness. I can still feel Brydanz under my grip, feel him struggling to stay alive. But I can’t see anything. A squawking sound comes from behind me. “She says to let him go,” Jenesis translates. “Make him answer …

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Apr 18 2018

Q #AtoZChallenge Quinn #Fiction #SFF #WEPFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Jenesis and I finish the winner’s feast in silence before falling asleep together on the mat. “Attie, wake up.” She rubs my shoulder. “Why? Is there breakfast?” “I don’t know what that is. You need to prepare.” I laugh. “Just hand me a leftover …

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Apr 18 2018

P #AtoZChallenge Pregnant #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Jenesis repeats the question. “Would you have preferred your wife to all others on your world if she couldn’t bear children?” I move away. The silence churns the air in the room, making it hot and difficult to breathe. “Attie?” “Is there a fan? …

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Apr 16 2018

O #AtoZChallenge Open to Exploring #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “Stop. Hush.” Jenesis takes hold of my face. “You cannot bring him back. He was just a bonus trophy. Why are you so upset?” She wipes my tears as I search for words. “I didn’t know that would happen. I didn’t know.” “First trophies …

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Apr 16 2018

N #AtoZChallenge No #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner The light shimmers along the blue shell of the six-legged Miwinhaiz. To me, this opponent looks like an upright pistol lobster. Probably forty pounds. Wouldn’t fit into one of my traps. Undoubtedly, this fighter has no idea that my first after school job was …

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Apr 13 2018

M #AtoZChallenge Miwinhaiz of Mossmion #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I barely made it through my first day of Kindergarten. Three fights. One on the way into the school, where an older boy pushed me. The next was when some kid tried to take my finger paints. And the third was because I dropped …

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