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May 31 2013

Another One Of My Awesome Brain Waves

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My new short fiction piece over at The Island of Misfit Stories, Brain Waves. The theme for this week was “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

It’s a story about letting go, which might seem sad at first, but isn’t really, once you give it a minute.

While you’re at it, check out Rob’s new story, Dolls. Another tear-jerker about teenage angst and growing up early.

Enjoy.

 

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May 16 2013

New Stuff I’m Writing Elsewhere

I’ve been negligent, I know. How are my readers supposed to keep up with all of the awesome stuff I’m doing if I don’t post any links? Bad blogger. Bad.

One thing I think I forgot to mention: I’ve been writing new fiction with my friend, Rob, over at The Island of Misfit Stories. I’m pretty happy with what I’ve been writing and Rob’s stories are great, too. We choose a different theme every week; read the stories and see if you can guess what it is!

Some of my latest stories:

  • A Kiss in the Garden. Actually a poem. It’s probably the sweetest thing I’ve ever written, which isn’t saying much. I don’t usually do sweet.
  • Banana Republic. A vaguely Lovecraftian tale of scary stuff in the jungle.
  • Ghost Clown. Scooby Doo meets Elmore Leonard.

Meanwhile, over at The Propagandist:

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Oct 23 2012

I’m a Cold Chillin’ Free Rider

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The weather in Vancouver has turned a mite chilly lately. But I must not turn on the heat in my place.

I must have patience. Endure the cold. Ignore the frosty numbness.

Eventually, my neighbor downstairs will turn on the heat. Then, I shall have free, toasty warmth all winter long.

If I give up too soon and turn on the heat, my neighbor will bear the benefit. And I… Continue Reading »

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Aug 03 2012

RPG Gaming in the Land of Oz

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My friendly crew of dedicated Tuesday-night RPG gamers has begun a new adventure GM’d by yours truly: Savage Land of Oz, a home-brewed Savage Worlds module set in the fantasy world that apparently is coming back to the big screen sometime soon.

I’ve written some fun little short stories based on the gameplay thus far, in which my buddies have taken over the roles of the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion and… some shmoe named Prince Ozra whom I’ve thrown into the mix. If you’re a gamer, these may be of interest:

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Jul 23 2012

On Zombie Psychics

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So I had this great idea I was trying to work out for a story where essentially mindless zombies have psychic powers that help them wreak havoc on all other living things. Then I read Stephen King’s Cell a few weeks back and realized the Master of Horror scooped me by about five years. Damnit.

Oh well. Cell was a great read. And naturally, King did it better than I would have.

I’ve gone back to the drawing board and have re-jigged my zombie story. No more psychic powers, but I’m hoping what I’ve got makes them original (because really, at this point, I’d say the market is pretty saturated with plain-old angry biting zombies). Now I have to get it written before Dean Koontz scuppers my plan.

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