Wayne C. Long is a digital storyteller.
His self-proclaimed mission statement is “BE what you wish to see!”
His self-portrait as a professional short story writer:
First and foremost, a reader.
An individual, unafraid.
A professional listener with an overclocked imagination, able to translate life's complexities onto the head of a pin.
Multi-talented, multi-dimensional, yet singularly focussed like a ruby laser.
A disciple of "nothing happens until the final edit."
A social anarchist, a covert moralist, a zealot for the rights of the downtrodden, and an ardent supporter of independent thinkers everywhere.
A servant worthy of his hire.
A lover of animals and irony.
Strongly grounded in the classics, yet able to throw off the straitjacket of commercial genrefication.
A healer and repairer of breaches.
A guardian of ancient secrets.
A cosmic engineer and modern-day alchemist, able to turn thin air into leaden truth with a single keystroke.
An outsider with an insider's perspective.
A gifted seer, able to distill from the glorious music of the spheres one bad-ass, street-smart bass line that resonates in the thumping hearts of eager readers everywhere.
Someone whose sensory perception has been refined to high art.
A mental moviemaker.
A keeper of the artist's bowl and the sacred flame.
A lover of words.
A soldier of love.
A prophet often unwelcome in his own country.
A first-responder to the Dreamworld and an ageless shapeshifter.
A shaman of his tribe.
A bullshitter's bullshitter.
One who does not believe for a nanosecond the tired urban myth that the short story form is dead.
And maybe, just maybe, the last one sane in a world gone horribly mad ….
Wayne C. Long