W.A. Stanley (or ‘Was’ for short) is a multi-genre author with a penchant for telling strange tales with undertones relating to society, the modern world and the human condition. His debut novel, Till Death Do Us Party, is due for release one day, with Luminary: The Life and Times of the World’s Greatest Superhero to follow on another day.
In the meantime, take a look at some short stories, book reviews, opinion pieces, and of course, news and updates about the progress of his works.
- My writings
- Grogu vs Kal Kestis II: The Rematch
- Saturday snippets
- Book reviews
It’s All About the Iterations, Baby: Till Death Do Us Party Draft 4.2 is Complete
After two and a half months and the passing of a furry family member, I’ve completed two more iterations of Till Death Do Us Party.Read on…
The Wonderful World of Was: May Edition… Out Now!
On this International Day of Laughter, check out the May newsletter, which is now available on Substack.Read on…
Saturday Snippets: April 2023
With April in the rearview mirror, let’s look back at the month’s Saturday Snippets!Read on…
Thirty-One Quotes About Writing
Brace for 31 wonderful quotes about writing, from various authors and writers.Read on…
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- The Naughty ListWhere young Virginia becomes one of Santa’s elves, and assists him in seeking “charitable donations” from those on his Naughty List.
- The LiberationWhere, following the war that started when they were a small child, Citizen 1,498,382 reflects upon those days that came to define them. The days when YutopiCorp’s forces landed in their homeland and liberated them—and their entire country—from the tyranny of political rule.
- Pestilence’s Party with RonaWhen word trickles down that the Rapture is nigh, Pestilence decides he must break free of the Four Horsemen and usher in one last hurrah: the coronavirus.
- The Retirement PlanWhere a Hunter for the City, Kex Atto, approaches her retirement. But in the City, circa 2254, retirement means death: you don’t work to live, you live to work. After this, the City has no further use for you.
- The SlumlordWhere Detective Jon Bakker is recruited by one of the City’s powerbrokers to locate the mysterious Slumlord… But aren’t they just a myth?
- Brothers in ClawsA tale of two brothers who love each other very, very much. When they’re not trying to rip the flesh from the other sibling, that is.
- Thirty-One Quotes About WritingBrace for 31 wonderful quotes about writing, from various authors and writers.
- Unpacking James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC UniverseBecause a franchise isn’t a franchise unless it’s a massive shared universe, let’s unpack the DC Universe’s plans.
- Rediscovering the Ronin Rabbit: The End of an Ear-aMy third reflection on Stan Sakai’s Yojimbo, looking at the final books of the Fantagraphics Era.
- Another Year OverNow 2022’s in the can, let’s collectively move on from it and kick 2023’s butt.
- Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream: BeyondJoin me for my final look at Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, with all those stories told after the series conclusion.
- Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream: The EndJoin me as I continue my examination of one the wonderful Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, looking at the saga’s final act, chronicled in volumes 8 to 10.
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