Fiction, Short Stories

New Story: The Angelic Host

Serve in Heaven, Reign in HellA story of mine, “The Angelic Host,” was made available this week in the anthology, Serve in Heaven, Reign in Hell.

Published by Static Movement, a speculative fiction micro-press with a growing footprint of fantasy, science fiction and horror-themed anthologies, Serve in Heaven promises readers “avenging angels, devious devils, and tempted mortals.”  A copy will set you back $15.99.

Fiction, Short Stories

New Story: The Slickens

A short story of mine, “The Slickens,” appeared today in the third issue of the Lovecraft eZine.

This new web webzine is for fans of H.P. Lovecraft’s work and legacy.  Describing itself as “a free online magazine featuring lovecraftian horror,” the website has already nabbed stories by some great authors.  The site’s editor/creator, Mike Davis, is bootstrapping together a top notch publication, and best of all he’s paying his writers, which is a rarity anymore.  Altogether a class act!

Authors, Short Stories

New Writing (by friends)

Like most writers, I have a lot of friends who are also writers.   Here are some of the recent writings that they’ve published online.  You should go read this stuff right now!

The Great Oxygen Race
by Annalee Newitz, HiLo Brow, February 22, 2010

Annalee was my adviser in college and a friend.  We don’t see each other much anymore, but I follow her writing on and was thrilled to see her story on HiLobrowThe Great Oxygen Race is a science fiction piece about a new frontier, which is pretty much the same as the old frontier.

Finn’s Bulletpoints
by Leland Cheuk, Is Greater Than, May 25, 2010

Leland I got to know recently through a writing group.  From what I’ve seen, he’s a great writer and Finn’s Bulletpoints is no exception.  It involves the narrative of an underachieving, deviant office drone whose salacious thoughts come at us like PowerPoint slides.

A Letter to Dad
by Nick Petrulakis, Bay Area Parent, June 1, 2010

Nick I’ve known since he took the DeCal class on Stephen King that I taught at UC Berkeley.  This is not fiction, but a touching letter that he really sent to his father.  And, if it doesn’t make you cry, you’ve got a harder heart than me.