Lightfinger, Bigfoot, and Vampire I read a Facebook comment considering the fact that an adventuring party consisting of a Victorian gentleman thief, an old west gunslinger, a disgraced former samurai, and an elderly French pirate was plausible. I took this as an urban fantasy challenge and the following free story is the result. Copyright 2020 … More High Country Curse
Finally! After many months of hard work by a dedicated team of authors and editors, Unlocked Stories is available in both print and ebook formats. You find a phone on a diner counter, or left on a city bus, or abandoned in a gutter. What would you do? Try to find the owner? Sell it … More Unlocked Stories
On Friday, November 2nd, between 5pm and 7pm, I’ll be at Poetic Justice Books and Arts in Port St Lucie. I’m going to be reading excerpts from Multiplarity, my latest science fiction novel and autographing just-off-the-press first editions. If you’re curious about the art and craft of independent publishing, creative writing, or computer graphics, come … More Author Special Event!
While considering the massive amount of effort that goes into creating a believable fantasy language, I had to recall where I heard the first one. I do believe the first time I was conscious of one would be the book and then the movie, “A Clockwork Orange”. “There was me, that is Alex, and my … More Fantasy Language
Contrary to popular opinion, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is not the first English language vampire story. That credit goes to Lord George Gordon Byron, in 1813. His epic poem, The Giaour, has some chilling vampiric scenes that later authors, including Dr. Polidori, have applied to the legends. Some folks credit Lord Byron’s personal physician with the … More The First Vampire
One of the better creative blogs that I follow is by sethsnap. Yesterday, he posted the following… Your story- Deserted – by sethsnap “I took the following photo on a country road near my house. It was late at night. I’m not sure how I feel about the photo. Tell me what I should feel.” “Your … More Deserted Challenge
Author: John Picha Edited by: Matthew Davies and Suellen Picha Rating: Five out of five stars Chip is an idealistic young man who tends to get lost in daydreams from time to time. He and his fellow Skyracos are armored super-cops, thinly scattered on many worlds, in an imperfect future. Destiny City is a remote … More Skyracos: The Mining Mess Review