Hi everyone. I’m starting an FB Page. It would be awesome if you could check it out and hit LIKE Also, be sure to leave me a link to your FB page/ site.
It’s pretty obvious, I guess that on that page I intend to share news and updates regarding the release of my very first short story collection, 100 NIGHTMARES. It’s a self-published effort and I’ve worked really hard over the past few months with the stories and the ideas for illustrations. Yes, it’s fully illustrated! The kick-ass cover art which I will reveal very soon was done by an artist that I really admire. I’m still pretty psyched that he agreed to do it. I’m really excited about this. More details soon! Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Copyright – Danny Bowman
A Greener Earth
The moss spread between her thighs like a strange infection.
She lay in the greenhouse where she had been embraced by the gargantuan flower a fortnight ago… its stamen bulging, throbbing in a monstrous erection, filling her tormented womb with the seed that will refurbish the earth.
She cried in transcendent pleasure and pain as rank weeds and serpentine vines sprouted from her flesh, creating new orifices.
The hell-born vegetation crept towards the panoramas of filth to feed.
They painted the world anew… their mother, along with everyone else, soon diminished into vibrant smears of red across a verdant sea.
I’m Starting an FB Page. It would be awesome if you could check it out and hit LIKE Also, be sure to leave me a link to your FB page/ site. xo K.Z.
This week’s theme is Abandoned
Copyright -Sandra Crook
When Martha said she had a bun in the oven, I was overjoyed.
But when I saw that ginger hair, I knew he wasn’t mine.
One afternoon, I took Gingerboy to the farm.
My half-baked excuse for a son limped after me, puppy-eyed, eager to please.
It sickened me.
That night, Martha wept, thinking he’d ran away.
She worried about wolves in the woods but I knew he didn’t make it past the pigpen.
Gingerboy couldn’t even run. Disgusting.
I watched as hungry hogs devoured the insult to my manhood limb from limb– a quarter gone… half gone… all gone…
what story do these three pictures tell?
This is a BlogBlast! (love those two words when put together) Friend and fellow Friday Fictioneer Helena Hann-Basquiat’s book is to be released very soon. If I were to describe Helena’s writing style in one word, it’s BOLD. I’m definitely adding this collection to my “to-read” list.
Here’s a little preview of the fab cover (it’s lovely, don’t you think?)
COMING SPRING 2014 — official date TBA
Memoirs of a Dilettante is a collection of reminiscences, following Helena Hann-Basquiat, a self-proclaimed dilettante who will try anything just to say that she has, and her twenty-something niece, who she has dubbed the Countess Penelope of Arcadia, in their off-beat antics in such places as common as the local McDonald’s or the comic book store, to their travels to Miami for the search for the perfect Cuban sandwich. Interspersed between wacky one-off adventures, Helena tells personal, sometimes painful stories from her past in order to try and make sense of her life as it has played out, tempering everything with an indomitable sense of humour.
Cummerbund Bandersnatch, the Accidental Plagiarist, strippers, rock stars, geeks, freaks, and the Barista With No Name — these are just a few of the characters you’ll meet inside.
Discover Helena’s tales for the first time or all over again, with new notes and annotations for the culturally impaired — or for those who just need to know what the hell was going through her mind at the time!
If you just can’t wait and you want a taste of Helena’s writing, follow her blog: http://helenahannbasquiat.wordpress.com/
If you just can’t get enough Helena, or you want updates on further goings on, release dates and miscellaneous mayhem, follow Helena on Twitter @hhbasquiat
Copyright – David Stewart
The bell is old. Melancholic moans issue forth from its tortured throat.
For a brief moment, the air in the preschool possesses a tyrannical tranquility.
Children drop their toys to form perfect rows, their white eyes and upturned faces locked in demonic dreaming.
The sun glares back at them like an angry eye in the sky.
Data downloads… knowledge beyond human imagination impeccably interlaced in the purest blanket of memories.
The tolling stops. It shatters the stillness.
Once again, dirt dances… laughter fills the schoolyard.
The pupils come home to unsuspecting parents.
Amply prepared, tonight would be their final test.
GORGEOUS. It’s gorgeous!! Check out the cover of Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction designed by Jun Hun Yap
What if a man marries a vixen?
My story, “Kitsune” is included in this collection edited by Dominica Malcolm.
Amok is a compilation of speculative fiction set in various Asia-Pacific countries. Definitely an anthology to look out for!
TO GET AMOK BEFORE ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE IN APRIL CLICK HERE