Neon Hearts

I’m amped that my story Neon Hearts is included in the new anthology The Infernal Clock – CalenDark, The Infernal Almanac. This book contains sixteen dark tales from a bevy of talented writers from across the globe. David Shakes and Stephanie Ellis are the evil, brilliant minds behind this book. They are kind, hard-working folks who put together a gorgeous product. (My purple vape mod is also a gorgeous gal)

 

 

Looking for a Christmas present for those family members with a black heart? A diabolical soul? An aversion to candy canes and shiny ornaments? They find all things sunshine to be a horror show of vitamin D? Then this book is for you/them.

You can order a print copy here

 

 

 

Tangerine

 

 

I’m really excited that the “One” print anthology has arrived from across the pond. This project was the brainchild of Steve Campbell, who is the editor of the magazine behind this anthology, Ellipsis Zine. He’s a true gentleman and a talented writer.

You had to go through a submission process to possibly be accepted, so I was thrilled when I saw that I made the cut with my story Tangerine. “One” was the theme, and your story had to be under 300 words. (10 out of the chosen 57 stories were longer ones selected from past stories published by Ellipsis.)

This is my first story that I’ve written with my daughter in my mind. It’s more of a children’s tale than an adult one. I ordered an extra book to give to her.

All the writers receive royalties from the sales, so if you want to buy one or twelve, you can order them here. (There’s also a digital version.)

 

 

 

Bodies in the Snow

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The Prize Winners Anthology from the Molotov Cocktail arrived in the mail the other day. My story Bodies in the Snow is included, along with all top-ten finishers from their quarterly flash fiction contests. It’s pretty cool for a writer when a story appears in print, something you can hold and/or um do strange things with (literally have sex with the book) in the bedroom. Or just place it on the bookshelf like a normal person.

I missed the last contest, and I might miss the current one, Flash Doom, but if you write or read weird, dark flash fiction, you should check them out. The Molotov Cocktail contests pay the top three finishers a generous sum of money, and the remaining seven finalists receive a shoutout on social media and whatnot, as well as appearing in print. And the close-but-no-cigar folks also receive a mention. Cool beans. Or cool black beans because I eat a ton of them with my new diet.

If interested, you can order the Prize Winners Anthology here.

 

 

Teeth of Prose: FlashDogs

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Yesterday, a pack of furry beasts busted their chains, howled maniacally in various accents, and ran wild across the digital lawn of the Internet. They want your attention. They want to do tricks for you. They want your eyeballs.

The FlashDogs are back.

143 stories from a global community of supremely talented writers across two books: Light and Dark. The theme linking the stories together is the summer/winter solstice. We were given four unique photo prompts and were tasked with only one demand: write a sublime story/stories.

I contributed four stories for this anthology, one of which was a collaborative tale with the charming Voima. To be included in this anthology for a second time is truly an honor. I remember waiting on the Golden Ticket (invitation) with more than a little anxiety brewing within. When it eventually arrived, I did a fist pump and kissed the computer screen. Ran naked through the streets Hamilton. I might have been a wee bit excited.

All proceeds from the books goes to a wonderful charity called the Book Bus. This organization places books in the hands of children from Asia, South America and Africa. It’s a noble endeavor, and one I applaud.

A massive thank you is in order for the tenacious folks behind this anthology: Mark A. King, David Shakes, Emily June Street and Tamara Rogers. Without their tireless work, there is no FlashDogs anthology. It’s that simple. Plus, if I had ended up on the editorial team, we would probably be the FlashPaintedTreeFrogs. Or the FlashDolphins. Maybe the FlashAardvarks. Alas, we are the FlashDogs, and I’m a damn proud member. Grrrrr (Human dog growl. Try it out loud, it’s fun)

You can order the books below, print or digital. Or both. You won’t be disappointed.

Ebook: Light and Dark

Print: Light and Dark