Welcome to Word Nerd Scribbles, an author platform for S.G. Baker, where I bring you free flash fiction every week, book reviews bi-weekly, writing tips and author updates monthly, and connect you to my publications. Take a look at what I have to offer below, sign up for my newsletter, or get in contact if you would like a book review from me. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Weekly short stories about the whimsical and the weird. Catch the Hopeful Wanderer tales here or on Twitter and Facebook.

Book Reviews

Bi-weekly reviews of the books I’m reading. Want me to review your book? Check out the contact form below.


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The Hopeful Wanderer – No Choice At All

A twinkling deep in the desert brought me to a choice. One that appeared as one light from a distance, but separated into three as I drew near. Beneath the star-splashed night sky, a lone figure stood. Cloaked in black. A bird’s face for a mask. Bone, etched with secrets and mystery. A trio of […]

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#Spooktober2020 Day 22: Cursed

“Smile,” you said. “People will wonder what you’re up to.” So I smiled. I couldn’t not. Your voice cursed my very bones with an alien desire to make you happy. If you wanted my smile, you could have it. Though inside I seethed with fury. You never thought to wonder what I was up to, […]

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#Spooktober2020 Day 21: Vow

‘Til death do us part. That was the vow. I knew that meant, since I died, that you should be free of me. Somehow, I thought you would be happy to see me. That I dug out. Yet as I shambled up our driveway, grave dirt trailing off my heels, I felt unreasoning rage. Rage […]

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I read these genres/categories:

  • Fantasy
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult SFF
  • New Adult SFF
  • Horror Lite

I do not read these genres/categories:

  • Heavy Romance
  • Erotica
  • Vampires
  • Heavy Horror
  • GoT/Tolkein-esque fantasy


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S.G. Baker

Author of fantasy, whimsy, and soft horror. Creator of the Hopeful Wanderer flash fiction series. Writer, game master, comic relief.

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