Monday, November 29, 2010


As much as I love October, I hate November. 

I was going to say more, but I've made it a habit not to bitch on my blog.  But... nothing to keep me from haiku-ing about it.

Autumn's dark wet rot
Chills bone, fills the sinuses
Sleepless nights again.

Hurry up December.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Congratulations to Lily Childs

Lily's gory masterpiece, "Dressing Up Box" has been crowned the winner of the New Flesh Flash War.  It's a fantastically macabre piece of fiction.

Congratulations once again to Lily, and a big thank-you to The New Flesh for running a contest with such a cool twist.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The New Flesh "Pickle Jar" Contest - Remember the Mermaid?

A few weeks back, I put up the link to my story "Treasures of the Deep" at "The New Flesh".  It was part of their Flash Fiction contest, in which the theme was "That's why I keep my eye in a pickle jar."

As of today - polls are open!  If you enjoyed the story (click here to read it again), please do drop by and cast a vote.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Remembrance.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

- 1915, John McCrae

Friday, November 5, 2010

Briefly speaking ...

November is here, and though I'm a "WriMo" in name, I'm so using the time to write my own novel.  Whatever I end up with at the end of the month will be fine.

That said, you may notice a lack of movement on this site for a bit (or just little snippets like this.)  I've started cracking my "big" story from a different angle, and so far, it's not resisting. 

Publishing-wise - just got accepted into Howl: Echoes of the Hunt by Red Skies Press.  I'm really looking forward to finally sharing a TOC with so many of my favourite writers!  (You know who you are...)

And today's Friday - so make sure to get your #fridayflash in gear.  Lily Childs' Feardom is doing its thing again this week, and that's a great choice.  Just make sure you write something!

Keep @ 'er

[Update: Microhorror just put up my short-short "On to Better Things" - give it a read if you've got a second!]