When a horny queen chooses to marry a bull
The offspring are often uncarriable.
Since above the boy half
Juts the head of a calf,
Minor tears & many tears are invariable.
Two of my humorous fantasy stories told in rhyming verse will be among those published this month (September 2022) by Black Hare Press, in their most current Lockdown anthologies. Each volume includes several fantasy short stories or poems by a selection of talented writers.
In LOCKDOWN FANTASY #4, "Malomenire the Mad" tells the "sordid" story of a powerful wizard who becomes so insanely jealous of his apprentice that he plots his death by giving him unsurvivable tasks. It introduces the young wizard and future archmage, "Astromote".
In LOCKDOWN FANTASY #5, "Final Spell of The Archmage Astromote", takes up the tale of Astromote near the end of his illustrious, centuries-long career, as told by one of his former students. It concerns the archmage's quest for just the right ink and parchment to complete a final spell vital to mankind's survival.
Only 99 cents on Amazon:
15th September - Lockdown Fantasy #4
20th September - Lockdown Fantasy #5
With a lot of support from the good folks at Black Hare Press, including volunteer readers, and co-editor Ximena Escobar, we compiled and edited this quality collection of speculative fiction poetry over several interesting but arduous months. It was published April 28. 2022.
It even features four of my own speculative fiction poems, in the last section, following Ximena's poems. Highly recommended, especially for those with "dark" tastes, as befits the Black Hare Press brand.readerlinks.com/l/2317394