Hi, I’m R.S. Mitchell, a creative writer who lives in Central Virginia. Welcome to the official website for sharing my fiction, creative nonfiction, and other writings. Reviewers have called my satirical story collection Career Secrets of Fairy-Tale Endings “hilarious” and “a fun take on serious issues affecting modern business.” My first novel, The View Finder, was published in 2018.

Sometimes life comes at you like a herd of stampeding toads, hopping all over you with countless warty little absurdities.  Think of this blog as a free public service, a self-defense course for dealing with stampeding toads.

The best way to defend yourself against a herd of stampeding toads is to throw scorn and derision at them. They like to think of themselves as being very fierce and intimidating, but when they feel ridiculed, they pout, which often slows them down long enough for you to gather what’s left of your sanity and escape.

And, hey, if you happen to find yourself amused by what you read, please click the subscribe widget on the right to follow my blog by receiving email updates of new posts. That way, you’ll never have to miss a single life-changing post, such as the one explaining how you can have a more meaningful life by doing nothing more often or how the powerful wizard Jeed Eeepy achieved a legendary reputation despite his utter lack of a marketing strategy.

Warning: Reader discretion is advised for strong satire and vivid imagination, so make sure your sense of play is fully engaged at all times.