The Shifty Captive: Atotorah

Name: Atotorah
Age: 68
Nationality: New World (Turtle Island)
The man’s given name was crossed out and the word “Atotorah” was printed in red ink. Was Atotorah some black magic incantation?



Changes in Khiatons Monthly Writing Prompt Features in 2018

There will only be one prompt each per month, though written up more fully than in the past. My recent purchase of KDP Rocket has inspired changes to my scifi and fantasy writing prompts features.

I still regularly scan trending news for story ideas and will share what I find in indie published books that KDP Rocket says should have a market. These will be written up and include links to the material. I don’t mind giving away ideas because some of the ones I come up with would make for interesting reading but aren’t ones I want to write myself.

I believe I should have a booklet ready to put out in a month because there are ideas I don’t post that are worthwhile but don’t have a convenient Youtube video to illustrate them. I will include links for articles that inspired the story ideas in the booklets. However, only the writing prompts posted on the Khiatons page will have an embedded Youtube video.

I’m doing this both as a test of KDP Rocket and because it would be good to have some compensation for my work. The free scifi and fantasy monthly prompts will be to assure any readers that the booklets have worthwhile information.

I enjoy reading popular books but I believe basing story ideas on trending articles instead of popular books leads to more original work or injects some fresh material into your templates if you’re writing to market but need to mix things up. I’ll still scan trending articles no matter what, but it’s a good public service to curate them for fellow authors, and being compensated for it may help underwrite my own writing.

The Shifty Captive-The Mastiff

Meet the Mastiff from The Shifty Captive
Age: 300
Nationality: Ilan
“Finding an heir should be your main priority, or we’ll make your line extinct.”


The Shifty Captive: Gareth Yonge

Gareth Yonge from The Shifty Captive

Gareth Yonge is from “The Shifty Captive.”
Name: Gareth Yonge
Age: 23
Nationality: Ilan
Height: 5”11’
Weight: 190
Eye Color: blue-grey
Hair Color: black
“Gareth Yonge’s fate is the first step I took down a dark path…”


Kateri’s Tales is in the Smashwords Premium Catalog

My #fantasy #folkllore #shortstory collection Kateri’s Tales was accepted in #Smashwords premium catalog which means its distribution is expanded to include venues like #Kobo.


Kateri Tales: Based on Haudenosaunee Folklore is Out

I uploaded Kateri Tales: Based on Haudenosaunee Folktales and it’s now live on Amazon Kindle’s Select Program and Lending Library. It will be available in other venues once the 90 day exclusivity period is over.

It’s a blend of fantasy, contemporary fantasy and urban fantasy. Some stories are “sequels” I felt certain folktales needed. Others are based on my reactions to traditional beliefs. For one thing, what kid, from any culture, could resist using a forbidden name, even if it puts his people in jeopardy?


I moved the Khiatons Mailing List to Mailchimp

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