• About SK Figler

    SK Figler spent many years in Placerville, CA and enjoys writing about historical events through the lens of fictional characters.

    About The Blog

    In my blog, I'll be posting my fiction writing as well as posting about fiction primarily for readers, which of course includes creators of stories. Posts will include insights and advice from great and good writers. Also some bad advice, which I hope I’ll recognize and point out, such as the age-old platitude to “write what you know,” which too many developing fiction creators misinterpret as "write ONLY what you know."

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  • Recent Posts

    • Chapter 8 – Hudson School

          Chapter 8 “Bed Snake” (© 2020 SK Figler) Somebody messed up my bed.  The hospital corners aren’t pulled tight.  The blanket isn’t stretched, and there’s a big lump in the middle.  I learned how to make a bed at Tall Timbers, where Mother put me every summer.   At inspection every morning after breakfast, […]

    • Hudson School – Chapter 7

              Chapter 7 Take Him, He’s Yours (© SK Figler, 2020)   Henry sat in the lobby of a hotel in New York City. He felt lost in the big dark leather chair. It had soft armrests he couldn’t reach from the middle. Well, he could reach one or the other, but […]

    • Hudson School – Chapter 6

        Chapter 6 Mother & Henry @ Hospital (© SK Figler, 2020) Henry was tired of crying and screaming, but he hadn’t got what he wanted yet, so he forced some more. Miss Thurston stood by his bed, hugging herself tight, scowling down at him. Miss Lenahan hugged herself, too, but over by the window, […]