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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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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Apr 12 2018

L #AtoZChallenge Lenape Lifelong #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “You must win. Killing is only required against a champion. The opponent may surrender, but at great cost.” “What about knocking them out?” I rub my arms. The suit still feels too tight. “Not all beings can become unconscious.” Fantastic. I’m fighting aliens. “You …

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Apr 11 2018

K #AtoZChallenge Kill #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner There’s a loud sound, almost like a gong, outside of our room. “You must prepare.” Jenesis goes to the closet. She pulls out the clothing I noticed earlier, the ones that look like a heavier version of her own. I look down at the …

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Apr 10 2018

J #AtoZChallenge Jenesis #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “Wow. Okay. You’re the first alien I’ve ever met.” “You met Googahlack. That monster was not from Phaeton or Earth.” She’s got me there. My stomach growls again. “Sorry. I’m really hungry.” “A first fight is for a trophy. The second fight is for …

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Apr 09 2018

I #AtoZChallenge Invert the Essence #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “It means you either accept or reject me as your trophy.” She crosses her arms. “And how do I do accept you? I’m not, I mean, I’d rather not,” I rub my hands over my face. “You’re not my wife, and I do not …

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Apr 08 2018

H #AtoZChallenge Hard Conversation #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I try to stand and chase after her, but the ground isn’t solid enough to hop on one leg. “Come back. Please.” I fall on what feels like a beanbag chair. Who would use those for flooring? “You should stay on our mat. I …

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Apr 06 2018

G #AtoZChallenge Googahlack #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner My head is throbbing. At least it’s dark in here. Where is here? This isn’t my couch in the basement, because there’s no bunched cushion lump under my back. It can’t be my bed, because it’s too small. And this isn’t my lawn chair. …

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Apr 05 2018

F #AtoZChallenge Feel #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner My scream leaves me gasping, then gagging. My lungs are on fire. The rest of my body shivers and shakes, fighting against the cold. A viscous, green, translucent fluid surrounds me. I’m going to drown in slime. Just one breath of air, just one, …

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Apr 04 2018

E #AtoZChallenge Escape #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I use Lyft to transport me to the warehouse address Brydanz supplied. There’s no way I’ll be sober enough to drive later. My phone beeps as I get out of the car. Mystic sent me a picture of Mercedes holding her planet Phaeton model. …

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Apr 03 2018

D #AtoZChallenge Darcy or Daunte #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner The autumn vegetable soup finishes at the same time as the grilled cheese sandwiches Mercedes begged to have tonight. I debate allowing dinner in the living room in front of the television. Or maybe letting my kids eat in their bedrooms. But the soup …

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Apr 02 2018

C #AtoZChallenge Craft #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I pull in the garage, turn off my truck, and rest my head for a moment before getting out. The trash cans haven’t been brought in. It’s doubtful that anyone got the mail from the box. My neighbor’s dog has left a “present” at …

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Apr 01 2018

B #AtoZChallenge Brydanz Sulguni #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner If I were sober, I could drive away. Somehow, I think my wife has sent this guy with his heavy accent as punishment for napping beside her grave. Again. “Genuine leather? Cannot be very warm.” “Full Grain. Genuine is crap.” I pull out my …

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Mar 31 2018

A #AtoZChallenge Attie Connolly the American #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I let the upbeat song finish before I shut off my truck. One more deep, stalling breath. I get out, walk to the back, and open the liftgate. Cooler and blanket in hand, I trudge through the frosted, brown leaves. Thirty-seven rows down, two …

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Mar 30 2018

When it comes to the #AtoZChallenge I GOT GOALS

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.co.za I’m psyched for the April A to Z Challenge! If you haven’t signed up yet, this is the time. The list closes soon. And if you’re using the challenge to write a story, see my previous post. I didn’t accomplish as many of my goals in March as I usually do. And I need …

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Mar 29 2018

Stories of #AtoZChallenge 2018

There are participants in the blogging from A to Z challenge who offer parts of a story each day. (I’m one of them.) When read in order as a whole, it makes more sense. For those people, Jayden and J are pleased to offer this form and list. This is NOT part of the official …

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Mar 26 2018

Review of Be Insta Famous – Social Media Journal

This was one of the items in the A to Z pre-challenge survey prize pack. Be Insta Famous – Social Media Journal- Doodle Book https://t.co/zDjOqZMygp — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) March 23, 2018 I filled out some of the pages from the book here: My Likes: Writing Books Trees Supporting Diversity Debut Authors My Dislikes: …

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Mar 18 2018

Theme Reveal #AtoZchallenge 2018 #SpeculativeFiction

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner What’s really happening on Phaeton, the fifth planet in the solar system? An abducted widower is going to find out the hard way. Will he be able to fight his way home to his three daughters? Will he want to?

Mar 02 2018

I am Excited for the #AtoZchallenge 2018

I’m ready for this year’s challenge! Are you? Please help me spread the word by sharing this. Thanks!

Feb 26 2018

Reading Red Blog All About It Challenge and Book Review

There’s some beautiful red in that #AtoZchallenge logo. Jeremy does fantastic work. Check out this red license plate my friend spotted! Red letters on a red car showcasing a red state. Crabs on boxer shorts. Maybe that’s not well thought out, eh? Hey look, a stocking for ME! Ho ho ho. This is my favorite …

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Feb 23 2018

March Goals, March!

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.co.za/2018/02/update-day-february-2018.html I’m so excited for the April A to Z Challenge! Bloggers unite! Wooooo!!!! I’ve gone from participant to volunteer to co-host to team captain. 2018 is going to be the best year ever. The MAIN LIFE GOALS: Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction) Survive at least another 37 years There’s also the Bookish …

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