Jim cultivates interests in a variety of areas. He is an avid storyteller, specializing in dark fiction and webcomics. He also reads prolifically, designs web sites and graphics, and takes photographs. He and his wife are first-generation farmers who run a 40-acre farm in central Indiana where they raise horses, goats, chickens, bees, farm-fresh vegetables, and fruit trees. He writes (infrequently) at jimstitzel.com.
By Jim Stitzel on June 12, 2012
She knows she is in trouble the moment she steps into the chicken yard. The bucket of feed hangs from her left arm, scoop in her right hand. But she never even gets a chance to scatter their morning meal. Normally, the birds are around her feet instantly, before she even gets the gate latched [...]
By Jim Stitzel on August 3, 2006
Ethan and Heather watched as the two below approached from across the parking lot. The knoll they stood on was just high enough to allow them to monitor their progress in the deepening twilight. “What do you think this place is?” asked Heather. Ethan shrugged. They had both asked the question a hundred times. “It [...]
By Jim Stitzel on June 13, 2006
The gate preventing anyone but maintenance workers from reaching the bowels of the sewer system was frozen solid, having rusted in place long ago. Pudge pushed his way through, anyhow, the space being just wide enough to admit entry to his overweight frame. His unfortunate nickname was a testament to the difficulty of living with [...]