Richie’s TV was on the fritz, and Mom was parked in the living room watching her American Idol or The Apprentice or So You Think You Can Castrate a Dachshund or some other bullshit. He had to pull the old Magnavox from the back closet of the basement, its plastic belly bulging with tubes and capacitors. It was hidden behind three dusty boxes of old magazines that Richie relocated, swearing under his breath. When he wrapped his arms around the Magnavox, strands of sticky spider web clung to his hands like a mummy’s wrappings. They tore free with a sound like Velcro, and Richie swore he felt hairy legs scramble across the backs of his fingers.
Medium is a great site for readers, and I’ve been experimenting with using it to publish fiction. This is the first time this particular story has been available anywhere for free, and I hope you enjoy.
For he being dead, with him is beauty slain,
And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again.
Twenty-five new zombie-themed stories from indie and small-press authors–including The Graveyard Slot, the newest short-story from from Yours Truly!
A $20 commitment gets you an actual paperback copy–yes, you read that right. Paper. Made from dead trees. It’s the perfect thing to read when the zombie apocalypse arrives and knocks out your electricity–also makes a great gift for your power-shunning survivalist relatives.
As always, if you want a signed copy I’m happy to provide the signature–just find a way for me to apply a pen to your copy.
If you’d rather embrace modern technology, the eBook edition will only run you $10. That’s less than you’ll spend for a baseball bat with a nail driven through it.
You’ll also know you’re supporting a great market for indie fiction–Big Pulp relies on readers like you so they can afford to pay writers like me. If that’s not reason enough for you, well then maybe you’re the zombie.
In the next couple weeks I’ll share more about The Graveyard Slot. For now, go take a look at the anthology!
I learned recently that Nainaine of the Bayou was the third-most read story at Black Treacle in 2013! This is according to their Terrifying Treacle Top Five.
Of course I’m thrilled, and proud to be among such great company. If you haven’t read the story yet, now’s a good time.
Young Nell wanders the swamps and flooded ruins of what used to be New Orleans, accompanied only by her zombie grandmother. With her village all dead, Nell’s only hope is to find the witch Nainaine Laveau, who might have the magic to return grandmother from undeath.
Nainaine of the Bayou is a story of Murka, and shares a world with Toll Road.
NAINAINE RELEASE DAY! Also, why I couldn’t film at the New York Public Library. You get bonus points if you walked past me filming in Central Park.
Friends, I’m thrilled to announce the July 2011 issue of Collective Fallout magazine is now available, featuring my short story, Toll Road.
In a fractured future America, the people have divided into religious and ideological factions, engaged in never-ending war for territory, fuel, and food. With winter rapidly descending, and no means of travel but to walk, Bayle Bonner makes his way 300 miles to honor a sacred promise.
This is my first commercially published work of fiction, so of course I’m pretty delighted. Special thanks to the editors at Collective Fallout for their consideration. You can pick up an electronic (PDF) edition for less than a buck, or a paper copy for a little over $6 – and you’re getting your money’s worth! The issue also features awesome LGBT-themed writing from authors Warren Rochelle, Caleb Wimble, Georgina Li, Terence Kuch, Derrick W. Craigie, and Elaheh Stinke – and a striking cover illustration by Kelsey McCarthy.