Tag Archives: short fiction

Getcher Fiction Heah!

So, a while back, the unstoppable Jaym Gates came to me and said, kid, I want you to write me a story (if you’re imagining this as said in the voice of Arlo Guthrie channeling Officer Obie, you’d be dead to rights). It was for an anthology she was plotting, with the theme of genius […]

Such a tease(r)….

Started working on my Temporally Out of Order story this afternoon. It’s… kind of outside the usual, for me. How unusual? Gotta get us funded to find out! $3,200 more to go…. (when we get to 1K to go, I’ll give you more of a hint…)

short week, twice the work

This morning I kicked my houseguest to the curb (okay, I put her in a cab) and returned to the usual schedule of All Book All Day. Second pass on this book is…different. I’m not changing actual scenes, but instead adding or subtracting lines to support other elements elsewhere in the book, and/or changing details […]

In which the author has a few words…

Some of them possibly even coherent. As a prelude to the release of DEAD MAN’S HAND, John Joseph Adams interviewed several of the contributors about their stories, their influences, and why they wrote what they did…. mine’s here, if you’re interested.

Addendum before the fact for The Devil’s West…

For them curious about the new book deal announced on Friday, there are two stories already bought-and-paid-for in this universe, although they are not connected directly with most of the characters in the novels. First, there’s “Crossroads.”  You can find that here, via Fantasy Magazine (there’s also a podcast option there).  You can also pick it up in 2012′s […]

so yeah, that story y’all earned…

Well, some of you earned it. The rest of you are freeloading off their #2feedothers good works. But we’ll let that pass. Anyway, it’s hit 3k and may have a while to go yet but I’m thinking it’s Pre-Draft – that is, I know where it starts, where it ends, and have a whole bunch of stuff […]

Tease Tuesday for October 22

Every Tuesday I take a small chunk of something I’m working on – fantasy, mystery, mainstream, whatever… and post it.  No titles, no other info, utterly random. Y’all can give feedback or not, as you wish.  Or even try to guess what it’s from, if you’re so inclined.  There may or may not be a […]

Tease Tuesday for 10 September

 Every Tuesday I take a small chunk of something I’m working on – fantasy, mystery, mainstream, whatever… and post it.  No titles, no other info, utterly random. Y’all can give feedback or not, as you wish.  Or even try to guess what it’s from, if you’re so inclined.  There may or may not be a […]

The Million Writers (and me)

So, The Million Writers Award nominations have opened for the stories (of 1,000+ words) which appeared online in 2012.  The editors are limited to three nominations, but YOU  can make your reader-nominations here.   For your consideration: The Cost A young bodyguard and her charge differ on the payment required to save a kingdom.   […]

Free Short Story!

For those of you who’ve read the Nebula-nominated Vineart War trilogy, or have thought about reading the Vineart War trilogy, or have any curiosity at all about an epic fantasy adventure based on wine magic… You can now read “Dirt on their Hands,” Jerzy’s origin story – originally available only to the kickstarter patrons of […]