Sunday, May 16, 2010

Necrotic Tissue

Just sold a story over at Necrotic Tissue. It'll be out in October. A horror story "Mr. Lean's Price." Glad to be published over there.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Where did all the titles go?

The writing's coming along easy the past few weeks, and yet titles are still coming at a premium. What the hell? If you've read my past few posts, then you'll see that my recent titles aren't exactly inspired.
The title can be hard, though. You want something that's going to attract an editors attention, but still to be pertinent to the story at hand, and not come across as excessively prosaic or pretentious.
I wonder how much emphasis editors place on a story's title. I got to imagine a cliched title will get you bounced pretty fast.
By the way, my favorite story title of all time? From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7 by Nnedi Okorafor.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another Story

New story written, called "A Noble Quest." Polished and ready to go. Fantasy flash.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Anthology Update

Making good headway in the anthology department. Three stories finished and two near completion.
Finished "A Press of Darkness" a 2800 word horror story.
Working on "A Sad Day for the Baobabs." A sf story about weather control. A fascinating subject, non-anthology related.
Also working on two stories that as of yet have no titles. All in all the writings coming along fluidly.
Still have my eye on a time travel anthology, have the idea and plot laid out, but I don't know if I'll have time to write it before the deadline.
One deadline is in three days, so I better get cracking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Finished My Dear Plastic Man, a science-fiction retelling of the Feathertop fable by Nathaniel Hawthorne. One of my favorite fables of all time. Took a while to write.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fiction Sale

New sale to Short-Story.Me. The Brokenhearted Leper. Glad to see this one sell.