• Fiction,  Published Story

    Shamless Self Promotion: Absence of Garlic

    by Way back in the October 2009 edition of Bards and Sages Quarterly, you’ll find what I consider my first modern publication (as opposed to my first paid publication, which happened back in 2003, a post for another day): “Absence of Garlic”. “Absence of Garlic” is a story that’s difficult to classify. If pressed, let’s squeeze it into a box labelled Vampire Noir. At least there are both a vampire and a detective involved in the story, but they’re not the same character. And it’s a short story. Very short. Most places would classify it as flash, but once upon a time, that’s what Bards and Sages published. They still…

  • Announcement,  Writing

    It’s Always a Good Day to be Published

    by Whatever else might happen, it’s an awesome day when a contract shows up in your inbox because someone wants to publish one of your stories. I’m not a big needer of public recognition (although it’s nice sometimes) and individual rejections don’t bother me all that much (although a big pile of them in a short period of time can be a little frustrating), but when a story comes back as one that someone actually likes enough to pay you for, that’s pretty cool. “Mission Log, Day 67” will be appearing in the Kazka Press e-anthology At Year’s End: SFF Holiday Stories. My story is a short SF piece that…