The Motley Drama
An Alternative Fiction Platform

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The writer's hand trembled as it held his pen. He'd been called to act—to make something meaningful. His task was daunting, and he'd let rust take over his mind. Still, silence was no longer an option. He steadied his hand with the other and made his first mark on the page.

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Thomas ruminates on the pleasures and woes of having company. It can be bliss. And, it can be sorrow.

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Traditional gender roles in a romance story? Sounds... like it's missing something...

The Muse of Europa


In my chamber, as frost melted in th’early morn’,
My soul stirred to songs inspiring.
Visions of hands raised as shields for a dying land
Spurred my heart to sad admiring.


Then, my room glimmered with radiant luminance,
The source taking a maiden’s frame.
As light dimmed to soft glow, her features soon emerged,
Though never reached their aim.


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Stuck Passing Through – Episode 6 – Much Too Soon

Read the first episode here.


Chapter 26 – Carter Townes


“Feel like talking yet, Sergeant?”


The accent was perfect. This fucker had been educated in America—maybe even born there. Figured. Use the resources America provides and then turn around to use them against America.

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Stuck Passing Through – Episode 5 – Neighbors

Read the first episode here.


Chapter 21 – Hadley Holbrook


“They’ll never accept you, Hadley. They’ll all turn their back on you.” The mean girl laughed as the Empty People surrounded Hadley.


“Leave me alone!” Hadley fell to the ground, brought her knees up to her chest, and wrapped her arms around them.


“Come out to the fog.”
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Campfire in Old Wellwich – Episode 01 – James’ Last Moments

In the first episode of Campfire in Old Wellwich, Patrick Walters tells about the tradition of the campfire and explains the recent encounter James McAllister had with The Orphans and The Caregivers.


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Stuck Passing Through – Episode 4 – Q&A

Read the first episode here.


Chapter 16 – Rachel Holbrook


Rachel let the water of the shower beat down on her as she tried to clear her mind for a moment of all the stress that had been building up. She hadn’t gotten much sleep the night before. Everything that had happened since she’d woken up on the bus played over and over in her head and plagued her with confusion, worry, fear, and—worst of all—guilt. Read More »

Stuck Passing Through – Episode 3 – Resolve

Read the first episode here.


Chapter 11 – Michael Hamman


Michael stood by and watched as the McCormicks blocked the woman who had just lost her husband from exiting the diner. He had tried to put a hand on her shoulder once he had gotten to his feet and Nathan was being carried away. Read More »

Stuck Passing Through – Episode 2 – The Empty People

Read the first episode here.

Chapter 6 – Rachel Holbrook


They couldn’t be real. None of this could be real. This was all just some sick, prolonged nightmare, and she just needed to wake her ass up.


“Wake up, Rachel. Wake up,” she whispered.

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The Future TMD Podcast

Ok, so I would absolutely love to have a podcast one day. I’ve always wanted to do one, but there’s some things preventing me from doing it. I know: I’m a master of making things more complicated than they have to be. Read More »

Writer’s Journal – Motley – 11/02/16

Hello, everyone. Motley here. Welcome to my first Writer’s Journal.


My goal with this journal is to explain things that are going on with the site, the projects, and any other news related to The Motley Drama.


I also hope that readers of the site might get a better look at my personality through this journal. I’m not really sure why they would want to, but I guess some people like that sort of thing. Read More »

Stuck Passing Through – Episode 1 – The Midhaven Motel

Chapter 1 – Rachel Holbrook


Fog. Nothing but thick fog all around her. She ran in every direction but couldn’t find her way out. The dirt beneath her muted her steps and sprayed out when she finally slid to a stop. There had to be something—anything—in this grey wasteland. Read More »