Another fine anthology in the Writers, Poets, and Deviants collection. This book features twisted holiday tales — inside, you will find more than just Christmas stories. WPaD is proud to present our favorite fiction from holidays all year round, from Halloween to Arbor Day, ranging from sentimental to a bit on the dark side. An entertaining read for any season.
My contribution is a horrifying little tale from the darkside, titled Krampusnacht. You can’t run from a guilty conscience. Krampus will always find you.
I have to admit, trying to write a holiday story was tough for me. Maybe because I’ve never been a big fan of the super-sweet stories that abound during this season. I have nothing against the holidays, I enjoy the renewed companionship of family and friends as much as the next person. But it’s just not my style for storytelling. So this is not any sort of typical, heartwarming tale of magic and gifts and coming home. It’s the dark side of the coin — a cautionary tale against caring too much about oneself and not enough for others.
Krampus, after all, is said to kidnap and punish naughty children.
A new book of short stories by WPaD is out, and it features two more of my stories.
The first is titled “Collect Lucky Treasure”. Two friends play a friendly game of AD&D. But when they decide to go for the special bonus treasure, they flip the lucky golden coin and get more adventure than they bargained for.
The second is a short piece title simply “Jim” that I wrote in response to a flash fiction writing prompt. What would you do if you got a postcard from a friend whose funeral you attended just last week?
Check out these and more stories, available from Amazon.
I have 2 stories slated for publication in the upcoming new anthology from WPaD. One of them you can sneak-preview today — in my Flash fiction section — Jim.
The title of the next anthology is… (drum roll)
“Weirder Tales: An Omnibus of Odd Ditties” by Writers, Poets and Deviants
I’ll post a link when it is available for sale.
Starting a new short story this month, in hopes of either getting it accepted in the next WPaD anthology (theme: Weird tales), or published somewhere else. It’s called “Collect Lucky Treasure”, and it’s about a game that takes an unusual turn. I’ll give you a hint — there’s a dragon involved. And lots of stinky, nasty goblins!
Check out the new feature of my website – I am adding FREEFREEFREE Flash fiction stories for all to read.
Two of my stories are published in this new anthology. Please check them out, if you haven’t seen it. You can find it in a variety of places. For succinctness, I’ll link the amazon site here.
My first story is “POD” – about efforts to terraform an ocean planet.
My second story is “Spectrum” – a futuristic ghost story with heart.
The upcoming SF anthology by WPaD (Writers, Poets, and Deviants) will be called “Deviant Universe”. Two of my short stories will be featured in it. It’s supposed to be published on October 25. I’m excited!!
I’ve got two Science Fiction short stories in an anthology that’s due out on October 25. Details as I get them, and a link to follow.