Monday, March 26, 2012

This Episode Brought to You By the Windy City

I'm in Chicago right now, working my ass off at a cardiology convention, but I always have time for The Dark InSpectre, so Episode 45 is now online, in which our hero finds the hostility directed toward him becoming even more, well, hostile.

Here's an excerpt:

I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes, having spent the night on the couch in my office after opting for solace in a bottle. Fortunately, I always kept a spare set of clothes at work. Cuz let’s face it, this wasn’t the first time.

As a result, I looked fairly presentable when I got the vid call from Franken. If you didn’t count my pallid, unshaven face and the circles under my eyes.

Franken, meanwhile, looked dead sober. “Jack…” he began.

I cut him off. “Sir, I’ve already read it.”

Friday, March 16, 2012

Monthly Column

Hey all, my monthly column has been posted over at Abandoned Towers Magazine. For those of you who don't know, I write a monthly column for them giving examples of how to turn science news items into cool story ideas. These are items I run across every day in my job as a news editor, and each month I round a few up to serve as inspiration to all those writers out there looking for that next big idea, or even that next small idea. Whatever gets you going.

You can check it out here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Episode 44 is up!

We're back online and rollin' along with Episode 44 of The Dark InSpectre. In this one, Jack finds a disturbing, recurring theme as he checks out his latest crime scene.

Here's an excerpt:

I could barely contain my anger. The same tell-tale psychic blob hovered there, just like Manny’s, Laszlo’s, and the ones at the other crime scenes. How was this happening? I paced around the room, fuming, wanting to bang my head against the wall, unable to come up with any scenario that fit. Was Multiple Man personally paying visits to my crime scenes? Were there two feeders?

Enjoy the episode!