Steven Hicks

About Me

Display Name

Steven Hicks

What I Write

Writing Sample

To the casual observer, the Harbor appeared no different today than any other day. Ships were being readied, fishermen were bringing in the morning catch, and many others continued about their daily routines the same as they had done for years. For one man, however, today was anything but business as usual. Grayson walked along the water’s edge, his flowing cape brushing the ground gently with each step. His hair, what was visible from underneath the hood, was silver and matched nearly perfectly his long beard. As he moved along the path, his eyes scouring the ground before him, Grayson seemed more to glide than actually walk. There was smoothness to his gait that one would not normally attribute to a man whose girth was nearly equal to his height. Stopping suddenly, Grayson bent down to examine something on the ground. Picking it up he held it; eyes fixed on the object and then rolled it over in his hand. With a smile that seemed out of place on someone of such years, Grayson reared back and threw the stone out across the water. With deep satisfaction, he watched it skip four times before finally surrendering itself to the ocean. He stood still for several seconds, then laughed, and continued on his way.

What I Write

I write. I write anything. Flash fiction to novel length. I cross genres and then sometimes mix them up a bit to try something new. Fantasy has been my love since a boy but I am also happy with literary fiction. It really doesn’t matter as long as I am writing. Playwriting, poetry, and screenwriting also find their place on my desk.


Hicks, Steven C. (2017, June) “Going Home”. Down in the Dirt Magazine, volume 146. Gurnee, Illinois.

Hicks, Steven C. (2017, March) “Families and Other Strange Things.” Sigma Tau Delta International Conference. Louisville, Ky.

Hicks, Steven C. (2016, August) “Childish Things”. Every Day Fiction: Online Journal. Vancouver, Canada.

Hicks, Steven C. (2016, April) “Inconsistencies”. Ignatian Literary Magazine, University of San Francisco. San Francisco, California.

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

For the last two years, I have been working ion a Master’s Degree in Teaching while teaching college composition. This is the first time for me to get back to writing seriously in that two years time. My goals are to first, write every day for the full six weeks. Secondly, I would like to maintain a pace of between 300 – 600 words per day. I plan on working on the first few chapters of a new novel but sometimes find myself sharing time with playwriting (especially short, 10 minute plays). So it is possible for that to sneak in.

Fundraising Goals

I have no idea about goals. If anyone wants to help Clarion by donating through my writing that would be greatly appreciated. I haven’t made it to the Clarion Workshop yet but still have hope that one year I will.