Welcome to the beginning of a passionate experiment. I’m CJ Staryk, a writer who desires to share his stories with the world through any medium possible. I published a book several years ago with only a small audience waiting for it. I still plan to publish more, but I’m want to increase my fan base while working on larger projects. So, on this site you’ll get a collection of my short stories, poetry, and a serial I’m designing. What can you expect from this site? Possibly, anything. I like to experiment with my writing and I thought I could experiment here to see what works and what doesn’t. I’ve written mostly fantasy, science fiction, and horror. My first published book Dark Clouds Rising is the start of an ambitious fantasy series. I’m working on the second book in the series as well as other three novel ideas and outlines. I tend to tell people that I am in the process of beginning four books at any time. What can I say? Beginnings are tough.
When I started writing short stories and poetry, I explored other simpler character driven stories. I admit weirdness seems to find its way into my short stories anyway. I’ve just started experimenting with poetry. Sometimes an idea lends itself to be better expressed as a poem instead of a short story. I’ve been told that my writing has a poetic quality to it anyway, so perhaps it’s an easier transition than I thought.
My goal beyond this site is to expand my work with a larger website where I may eventually try to experiment with other forms of storytelling. However, for now, sit back and enjoy the work that I will write and share with all of you. I only hope to capture the haunting wonder that my title implies.