Monday, April 25, 2011

Episode 28!

Episode 28 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero learns some baffling new evidence, and then reluctantly decides to visit an old friend.

Here’s an excerpt:
“We found it, boss, Peeks’ las pistol, and about a ton of sludge. Lucky for us there’s a DV hangs out down there, told me where to look. Anyway, I had the lab boys run a full spec on the piece, results just came back. Two DNA signatures found on that gun. One, Peeks. The other…” He paused for dramatic effect, enjoying the moment. I really hated him just then.


Friday, April 15, 2011

The Short List

Something new has happened over the past couple of weeks with a couple of my story submissions. On two occasions recently, I've gotten responses that my stories have been short listed. I'm taking this as really good news. I mean, the short list is better than no list, right? This does keep me waiting even longer, but hopefully the news will be good when I eventually get a final answer.

The first one is a re-print, so I'd be tickled if it does get an acceptance. I mean, sending off a re-print is absolutely no effort at all. I do it basically to get a free book to read. The second one is interesting. I got an email out of the blue from the editor of Something Wicked magazine. Remember that pub? The one I subbed to which then went out of business without communicating with any of the authors? Well after a year of dormancy, the guy emailed me (he even contacted me through my web site) to tell me Something Wicked is coming back, hopefully as soon as June, and my story has been short listed - can I send him an electronic version?

You betcha! Let the waiting continue.

Oh, and I'm blogging about creative writing over at Abandoned Towers Magazine today. Check it out!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Episode 27!

I know I haven't posted in a while, but I actually was out of town for work, so please forgive me!

Anyway, Episode 27 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero plays the stay-at-home detective, without much success.

Here’s an excerpt: It was all I could do to keep from putting my fist through the vid screen as I considered the growing string of bizarre crime scenes. I didn’t know how Laszlo fit in, but these last two seemed aimed directly at my unit. And the press leaks were coordinated. Somebody was orchestrating this. But why? The answer blared like a siren in my head: Discredit Special Investigations, discredit me.