Friday, July 31, 2009

Flashshot Daily Genre Micro-Fiction: Initiation

My reanimated death tale "Initiation" is today's featured micro on Flashshot: Daily Genre Micro-Fiction.


I love this site! And remember, if you miss reading it today you'll have to click on the LAST TEN FLASHSHOTS link to find it.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Every Day Poets: Autumn 1985, The Dead Girl

Short and sweet today (pulling overtime at my day job…argh!).
Please visit Every Day Poets for a dose of daily poetry. Not just because my story “Autumn 1985: The Dead Girl” appears there today.

The editors, Oonah Joslin, Constance Brewer, and Nicholas Ozment consistently strive to feature a wide range of poetry from the literary to the surreal. And the quality of work is always high.

Every Day Poets

Stop on by. Better yet, submit.

Monday, July 27, 2009

55 A Day: The Terrified Thoughts of a Moon

Recently, the very cool e-zine 55 A Day sparked back into existence. There was a long hiatus, but thankfully, editor Ari Collins has returned to publishing great micro stories. Per submission guidelines, “Your story must be 55 words long. No more, no less.” Challenge yourself, peeps!

And while you’re there, check out my stories, “The Terrified Thoughts of a Moon” and “The Repetitive Nature of Death.”

55 A Day

I’m glad this site is back!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

House of Horror Anthology: Mausoleum Memoirs

My story "The Inheritance" will be appearing in the new House of Horror Anthology: Mausoleum Memoirs. There is a long list of great writers in this collection including Lori Titus, Bob Eccles, Graeme Reynolds, Charlotte Gledson, LB Goddard and many other talented authors. Proceeds for this creepy tome will help support the Birmingham Childrens Hospital across the sea in the UK. Pre-order your copy here:

House of Horror: Mausoleum Memoirs

Hey, you also get free shipping and a 6x9 card with all of the authors signatures (yep, that's right, a John Hancock from little 'ol me).

I wish editor, S. E. Cox great success in raising money for this very worthy charity.

Oh, and they happen to be a monthly e-zine as well, so get to submitting!

House of Horror

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Flashshot Daily Genre Micro-Fiction: Fingered

My horror tale "Fingered" is up on Flashshot: Daily Genre Micro-Fiction.

My thanks to editor, Guy Koehler who took the time to critique this story. It's so much better now.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Erin Cole: Writer Spotlight

My recommended author of the week is Portland, Oregon’s very own, Erin Cole. Her work passionately entwines the quiet light of a prophetic voice with the fury of a wounded soul. “Embark through the shaded jungle, lunacy beware, for the wolf journeys on the writer’s unrest.” from Pursuit of the Writer.

She’s able to amuse us with the fundamental nature of her craft. “I play with words, and though I may not assemble them with eloquence and clarity as often as I try, they do infuse my world with vibrant color and meaning.” from My Guru. Then, just as easily, she reveals a significantly divine truth. “I reflect on the concept of an inner compass, some spiritual atlas that gives one drive and direction…” from My Compass.

Thankfully, Erin is gracious enough to share her writing philosophy with us. “For me, writing is a medium to explore the multitude of interests, beliefs, emotions, visions, and other facets I seek to discover and create to make sense of my world.” from Writing.

Erin Cole’s writing seeks out the scars we hide and mercifully declares them beautiful.

Works of interest include:

Unspoken Bonds
a powerful short story of familial relationships published on Helium:

Who I Am Is Where I Came
flash fiction published on 13 Stitches:

My Guru
flash fiction work published on Six Sentences:

eloquent prose on the craft of writing published on Six Sentences:

Pursuit of the Writer
poem published on the Author’s blog:

Visit Erin’s blog to “Listen to the Voices” and discover other relevant epiphanies: