Monday, October 7, 2013

October 2013 Update


Welcome to October, my favorite month of the year! This week I'm working on workshops at the Muse Online Writers Conference, but I wanted to take a break from the action and send out an update.

If you're looking for a free read, my story, Global Swarming is available in Silverthought Online.

My story, "The Piper," will be in the Bete Noire Tell Me a Fable anthology, release date TBA. The story is a new spin on the Pied Piper story, but instead of dealing with rats, he's dealing with a plague of zombies.

On the Work-in-Progress front, I'm trying to work on a story that is set in North Dakota in winter, and it's really hard to capture it adequately. In the fall, the long prairie grass turns an amazing silver, and it gets really bristly, and it catches the moonlight and seems to glow from within, so the fields look like the back of some great, glowing, bristly beast half hidden in the earth. And that's just fall! In winter, the wind blows the snow into bizarre shapes, and the -30 temperatures freeze it solid, so it's like being in some white, alien-planet landscape. So it definitely all lends itself well to the horror genre, but it's the problem of trying to adequately capture the spookiness of it.

And, last but not least, I'm anxiously awaiting the return of The Walking Dead on Sunday! My youngest daughter bought me the amazing T-shirt you see above. Go Team Daryl!

See you next month!

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