Hello everyone! Welcome to my page! This is the welcome page for James Kirst’s Short Story and Novel page, aka James Kirst’s Short Story Emporium and Creativity Outlet. If you’re here, perhaps you’d be interested in finding out about the novels I wrote, Ghosts are Assholes, Magic Once Removed, and The Crumbling World. If you like any of the books, perhaps you’d be interested in just reading about my other assorted short stories instead. If you’d like to find out more about me, check out this page.
The goal of this site chiefly is to entertain. I like to think of my short stories like something you can read during your lunch break but leaves you with a bit of an emotional impact, whether it be laughter, tears, joy, or something in between.
Will I always succeed in that goal? Hopefully, but odds are I won’t, so I’d love to hear from you to see what you think. I hope to add more topics and features onto this site in the future. My topics can range from anything such as my thoughts on certain tropes, entertainment today, the trials and tribulations of being a writer, who knows? I have so many stories to write that I feel that the sky is truly the limit.
This is a fantasy novel that starts out rather cliche but quickly turns surreal. It stars an eclectic cast of characters and I think our hero is the kind of protagonist that a reader may start out hating but will slowly grow to love as he evolves and grows. Even though the story takes place in a fantastic setting, I think it’s one of those sorts of tales that transcends time and place. This story could be set in a sci-fi environment or in a steampunk universe or in the height of the seafaring age or even the modern day. Certain details would have to be changed, of course, but I feel that the general story would be the same. One of my goals with The Crumbling World was to write a universal story that could withstand the test of time. A lofty goal, I know, and one that I cannot ever say that I’ve achieved but it should be at the very least enjoyable.
This is all to explain why I am very excited about this one. I really think The Crumbling World is the best work I’ve written thus far and an excellent pickup for both fans of the fantasy genre and everyone else. It’s a relatively quick read as well. Please give it up if you have a chance. I’d let to thank Karen Fuller at World Castle Publishing for her continued support and my parents as well. Without them, none of this would be possible. I’d like to thank everyone who’s ever picked up a copy of my book as well. You are the reason I write in the first place. Thank you to everyone.