“Tales from Nimbus” is an ongoing series of shorts that expands the world of Nimbus in ways the novel’s main narrative cannot. “Verdigris” Even though the sun was up, Altza felt that he could sleep a bit longer. But Elden hadn’t stopped nudging him, so he had given in. Outside, however, the day was gloomy.… Continue reading “Verdigris” – A Tale from Nimbus
Well, today’s a good day, folks. A very good day. My first professional short story hit the shelves (virtually, at least) over at Buzzymag.com. I thought you folks might like to give it a gander. “Working Retail” is a horror-comedy story, and I think that I’ve handled the whole zombie apocalypse thing in a pretty… Continue reading My Story “Working Retail” Published Today by BuzzyMag!
“Tales from Nimbus” is an ongoing series of short shorts meant to offer insight into the world of Nimbus in ways the main narrative cannot. At the Puffing Grampus “Look,” said the first mate of the Amber Skycruiser. “I’m really sorry. I didn’t know—” “Shut up,” Fritz said, trying to hold back his rage. “I don’t want… Continue reading “At the Puffing Grampus” – A Tale from Nimbus
Well, it finally happened. I opened an email today and saw the news that one of my short stories had been accepted for publication. And after only 15 rejections! (That’s crazy talk!) I was absolutely ecstatic. Still am, actually. I’ve emailed the publication with my formatted manuscript and put the contract in the mail. Due… Continue reading How My First Short Story Was Accepted For Publication
The value of short fiction isn’t something a reader can decide, nor is it something the authors and industry can, either. It’s a system of checks and balances that has been out of whack for a very long time.