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Saturday, April 16, 2022

World of Myth Magazine Anthology IV

The World of Myth Magazine (http://theworldofmyth.com) publishes scores of FREE stories, poems, plus art each month. At year's end, they publish a "best of" compilation, which for 2021, included one of my stories: "Dark Trek".
I'm surprised to realize I am first sharing this with you only now.

Purchase from Amazon HERE.: (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09NCDPBLC)

Thursday, March 31, 2022


My science-fiction story, "New Owners for Old Earth" has just been published in a new science fiction anthology by a fledgling indie publisher specializing in science fiction, Starry-Eyed Press (http://starryeyedpress.com/books/).
As I have yet to receive my own copy of the book, I have only read my own story. But knowing the publishers (who are also writer friends), I'm confident that the book is filled with great stories, well worth your time and money. 
I hope you'll consider buying the book, as I would also love for my friends' new enterprise to succeed.



Coming Soon!
Beautifully dark speculative and/or horror poetry
ORDER: https://readerlinks.com/l/2317394

Not only do I have four poems in this poetry anthology, but partnering with Ximena Escobar, I helped edit and compile it. A secret team of volunteer readers was also a major influence on the poems selected.

Ed Ahern
Olivia Arieti
Karen Bayly
E. Mery Blake
H.M. Bowles
Maggie D. Brace
Simon Clarke
Vonnie Winslow Crist
Dawn DeBraal
D.J. Elton
Ximena Escobar
Clint Foster
Robyn Fraser
Gabby Gilliam
John Grey
Dee Grimes
Avery Hunter
Justin Hunter
Sarah Jane Justice
Nerisha Kemraj
Rick Kennett
Rick Kennett
Ngo Binh Anh Khoa
Shawn M. Klimek
Steven Lord
John C. Mannone
Brian Maycock
Dale Parnell
S. Jade Path
Leanbh Pearson
Anthony Regolino
Brian Rosenberger
N.E. Rule
Claire Shaw
Dorian J. Sinnott
Steven Streeter
Nike Sulway
Jay Sykes
Bernardo Villela
D.W. Vogel
R.K. Wilbur
Brianna Witte
Pauline Yates
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Friday, March 4, 2022

Space Treks: by Starry Eyed Press

My science fiction story, "New Owners for Old Earth" was accepted for Space Treks, by Starry Eyed Press. I can't wait to get back to writing more science fiction.


Thursday, January 27, 2022

YEAR THREE: Dark Moments and Patreon

This book is full of strong short horror fiction, including just one of my drabbles: "Eye of the Storm Giant".
You can already purchase a Kindle copy of YEAR THREE: Dark Moments and Patreon << here.

TBH, I am a little disappointed in myself for not contributing more works to this collection, but I've been struggling to focus on longer works (with mixed results so far). 

Friday, December 31, 2021

My Published Writing for 2021

If I want to represent my year published writing in images, I have to choose pieces according when they are published, since I don't have images for all stories or poems accepted but not yet published. Even so, I'd call this a slow year.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Read "Zombie Epistolary" here!

An epistolary is a literary work told in the form of a letter (or letters). 

A few months ago, I was inspired to write a collection of fictional letters which might be written during a zombie apocalypse. I made them all drabbles (stories exactly 100-words long). 

I knew that the e-zine Horror Tree features new horror flash fiction stories weekly in their "Trembling With Fear" section. 
This section also includes a sub-feature labeled  "The Unholy Trinity", consisting of three related horror drabbles. 
So I selected three of my best 100-word "letters during a zombie apocalypse"  and submitted them for publication. 
Maturing in the Apocolypse
Farewell Note
Missing You

Read my "Unholy Trinity" of connected horror drabbles, collectively titled "Zombie Epistolary," in the "Trembling With Fear" section of the current issue of "Horror Tree"!