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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"!






Monday, December 6, 2021

13 LIVES OF ALICE by Black Hare Press

Update: Now available!


https://books2read.com/13-lives-of-alice


Thirteen authors contributed stories about the grown-up Alice in Wonderland, sequenced like chapters so that one adventure leads to another. 
I personally contributed one chapter, "Watership Sideways", which I'm excited for you to read.

Below is the publisher's blurb:

Alice in Wonderland rehashed for grown-ups.
Alice in Wonderland as you’ve never seen her before. Vampires, werewolves, witches, robots, ghosts, and aliens…and even a few dalliances with romance…
But will she ever get home?

Alice is well-known for her adventures in odd places, and her battles with terrifying creatures. She always overcomes the ferocious forces that try to destroy her—she’s a timeless A-list heroine, after all.
And now she’s all grown up, the adventures haven’t stopped.
But can Alice still survive the challenges as she did as a child? Can she work her way through a range of speculative fiction genre stories, each with its own major confrontation?
What significance does the White Rabbit hold? Will he…can he?…help her get home?
And when Alice finally confronts her thirteenth nemesis, does she have the courage to face fear itself?
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