• 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…

  • Published Story,  Writing

    Shameless Self Promotion Day: Strength of Stone

    by Okay, I don’t do this very often, but maybe I’ll start. Say, once each month. “Strength of Stone” appeared in the May 2013 online issue of Sorcerous Signals and in issue 18 of Mystic Signals in print. In SorcerousSignals, it appeared with the teaser line of “Generations after the Bright Ones abandoned the great stone city, the descendants of the servants they left behind discover a dark fragment of their past.” The artwork, a stunning piece by Holly Eddy (whom I wish I could find a website for), beautifully encapsulates the story without actually giving anything away. Mystic Signals 18 is still available on Amazon, collecting all of the…