Why do I like pulp stories? I'll tell you why. They are tales filled with plot, action, adventure, and happy endings. Well, mostly happy endings. You'll find stories about good guys and bad guys and where good ultimately triumphs over evil, as it should. There is another reason I love the stories of old. We … Continue reading Pulptastic: StoryHack Action and Adventure, Issue 1
It seems I've chosen this week to pay my own work some attention. I'm certain you'll indulge me as I do not do this often or as often as I should. The cover for Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones, although cute and proper, quickly ran its course with me. I've grown tired of it more than … Continue reading Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones 2.0
I dedicate this post to those who love reading short stories and to those who love writing them (including this writer). I'm reblogging an article from ScreenCraft about why short stories make such great movies. On top of that, and as a way of confirming the above, a producer friend of a friend explained that short … Continue reading The Awesome Power of Short Fiction
A few months ago, I supported a Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. The campaign was a massive success, receiving $19,318 from 499 backers after setting a modest goal of only $2,000. Massive success is indeed accurate, but then, it shouldn't come as a surprise. Skelos … Continue reading Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy
Or more precisely, my three short stories in These Broken Worlds have been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award. In 'A Tale of Two Moons,' an alien longs for her destroyed homeworld. In 'The Day the Sky Burned,' I give a ground zero view of the day the Great Alien War broke out, and in … Continue reading I’ve Been Nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award
The sheer awesomeness of this story forced me to write a review. Little Mouse is about a little girl and her attempts at coming to grips with her parents' separation. The tale focusses on her trying to make sense of the ugly things grownups do and showcases the emotional vulnerability and dependency of children. Mia … Continue reading Review of Little Mouse by R.A. Williamson
And Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones is live. Of course the timing is perfect for Cyber Monday. Personally I don't think it's a bad story. Then again, I might be biased. Fortunately for me you can tell me if Bullies is a good story and that way we can cure me of my bias. And … Continue reading Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones is Live!