W? T? F?

Happy 40th episode to our friends over at Cover My Ass!
If you’re visiting from the show notes there, you can find the Quiction writing prompts they mentioned
here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Well…this first:

Welcome to oldpines.wtf! I’m glad you’ve come. A brief note, to start us off on the right foot: this is a site for mature individuals. No, not an octogenarian dating site, a site for adults. No, not an Adult Site™, a site for grown-ups. Better?

Good, good.

Topics will be discussed which are not for minors: these will be appropriately tucked away. The topics, not the minors. Children should be tucked away appropriately as well, mind; and not, for instance, inside trenchcoats in groups of three. You’ll be asked to confirm that you are not three children in a trenchcoat if you are about to enter a “sensitive” part of the site.

I will, as they say, lapse into the vernacular. I’m fond of a good swear. You will see shits and damns and fucks aplenty. You will also see the odd cunt. “Who’s that?” you’re probably wondering. Why, it’s me! No, of course, I meant the word.

So, if we’re all grown-ups and comfy with a bit of profanity let’s carry on, shall we?

Who’s this fucker?

I’m Old Pines, the author of the stories posted to this site. I’m thirty-eight years old, father to one too-much-like-me sapling, and husband to a woman who has begrudgingly weathered my bullshit for nineteen years.

I’ve always faffed about with storytelling in one manner or another; though, I didn’t start writing with any degree of seriousness until around 2016. Family and employers come ever before creativity in my list of priorities, making for a distinctly unpredictable release schedule. Anxiety and depression further hamper concerted effort toward generating content. I appreciate readers’ patience and understanding.

Wait…That’s “furry”!

Examples of my stumbling attempts at wordcraft have already been shared on the websites SoFurry, FurAffinity, and Inkbunny. The themes of those locations — all of which are couched in the anthropomorphic animal fandom community — fit the stories that have been woven so far; however, they leave little in the way of room for expansion into other material.

Those works which have been previously uploaded to fandom sites (and, in some instances, to my old WordPress-hosted site) will be shared here as well. Some works may have content which isn’t particularly befitting “polite company”; so, readers may be asked to confirm their age before proceeding into those areas. I will beg your patience with this and thank you deeply in advance for your understanding.

Where’s that feedback?

Comments are always encouraged on the stories posted herein. I am, at best, a novice writer and always interested in growing through feedback. If you loved something about a story or loathed something about one (or anything in between), please tell me.

Wholly thankful fellow

I appreciate you for stopping by and for taking the time to read!

Thank you, also, for sharing these works with any friends, loved ones, or unwitting strangers who may be interested in my textual nonsense!

~ Old Pines

Worlds taking form…

While the site gradually takes form, please consider reading one of the stories below. Both are in the process of being edited for posting here, but Recovery Efforts is technically a finished story, whereas Through Fire still has a distance yet to travel.

Recovery Efforts

Through Fire

Writers’ Tomfoolery
Quiction Writing Exercises

Feedback encouraged, critique appreciated!