You may buy (pre-ordering today, it’s available to read first of September) the anthology containing my disturbing, weird science fiction short story about octopuses (apparently octopi is erroneous, who knew) that appear in the corner of everyone’s living rooms. The story probably doesn’t go where you think it will.
Get the kindle version of First Contact, edited by Deadman’s Tome, and possibly get a T Shirt. Or something. I don’t know, I advise going to the source and asking. The physical book is on it’s way.
I’ll just give a little personal update before looking up weird arty things to share. The first video is a vlog of my two weeks spent at home with Bill in Southend, Essex. The second is a reading (not live) of my occult science fiction horror short story.
If you ever wanted to learn how to make a Sidecar cocktail…ask Bill, not me. I’m also still reading my favourite stories each week here.
Hello my little lonely partnerless socks found on the floor which I pair with another partnerless one! I have a new short story in the absurdist/bizarro anthology Tall Tales With Short Cocks 5 (Rooster Republic Press) and hopefully you will find it very funny. Here’s what the publisher has to say about it:
“In the fifth installment of Rooster Republic’s flagship anthology series, we have some really tremendous fiction. It’s great. You can’t beat fiction like this. A lot of kids come up to me and they tell me how great they think this fiction is. I believe them. Believe me, it’s a great collection with some fantastic authors giving us their best work. I believe me.
Why don’t you? You too good for all this fun, freaky, and far-out fiction? Maybe go read a book about bird watching, you voyeuristic pervert. This anthology is for connoisseurs who are sick of watching birds. They want to look at words—not at our fine feathered friends. Though, if I’m being honest, I’ve never met a bird I would call my friend. Sure, those doves helped me move. BUT I GAVE THEM BIRDSEED. Real friends don’t demand food from you. They just help you move, wish you luck, and then leave forever until you need them again. The stories in this anthology will be great friends. You can read them, put them back on the shelf, and pull them out whenever you feel like it. Or if you don’t feel like it, they aren’t going to call you up and be all like, “Hey, wanna get something to eat at that new taco cart I saw on the corner of Johnson and Johnson?” That would be the end of American fiction, I can tell you. Not that all the authors in this collection are Americans. Some are UKish, and some, I assume, are also good people. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Chickens Are Birds. Rooster Republic 2016!!!!!”
So there we are, clearly you need this in your life, and here it is!
Well, look who came back for more. Guess you didn’t have enough last time, eh? No, wait, I really am pleased to see you. Don’t go, I have cake.
My horror comedy short story Mirrorcast is available in this month’s collection of F-d Up Fairy Tales. Led by Berti Walker, a few stories will be released each month of 2016, so open wide and let the words pour in. Don’t lean your head too far back though, you’ll choke.
With cover art by award winning animator Bill Plympton and a good review by E. Elias Merhige (Shadow of the Vampire and Begotten) I’m quite sure you’ll enjoy it.
Incidentally I have begun a blog as a fun writing exercise, the diary of a fictional character in A Surreal And Bizarro Tale. The first post is a fairly straight forward satire of Donald Trump but it will get weirder. Enjoy!
What with the festive season almost upon us I’m sure everyone’s feeling the financial pinch, so instead of not getting my partner Bill anything for our second anniversary on Monday I wrote this story and asked my friend to illustrate it. It’s just like Crackanory (if you haven’t seen that yet, you should)!