Honestly Kid

by Daniel Damkoehler



Honestly Kid began as a work of serialized fiction in blog form. As of July 2009, it holds more than that single story about a fictional town in California called Brenlee. The Prologue to that work serves as a prologue to all of this site, so feel to read it if you want to know more about what I’m up to. For more (slightly) practical info, keep reading this page.

The Brenlee Story is not yet complete, but you can read what there is in the Premature Fiction section of this site (Parts 1, 2, and 3).  I used the blog format in hopes of attracting readers to my work and as a way to stay on task as a writer – writing each day with an audience (of friends and friends of friends, at least) in mind.  Some entries readers will probably understand and appreciate without having read those that preceded it, others will require a little digging through the archive. Wherever possible I included links to previous posts, so that readers can simply (if not quickly) get the background on characters or events relevant to the larger story. As life and earning a living encroached on my time and as I, frankly, grew a bit discouraged at ever finishing, I eventually stopped posting.

Over a year after my last fiction post, I revived the site to include more than just that single serialized story. Though, I do intend to continue The Brenlee Story, I also have other work (fiction & nonfiction), links, and ideas I’d like to share. I hope you’ll read and respond.