Friday, October 8, 2010
October: Time for Spooky Prose
Here it is October and looking back at everything I have been working on lately (with the exception of Blood of Our Fathers rewrites and even that sounds horrific and sanguine)-it all seems to have a horror element about as strong as a fantasy (or western) element. That wasn't intentional or planned, things just worked out in that direction.
A 11K piece I wrote titled "The Hands of Fate" has been put on the shortlist for acceptance at Pill Hill Press's upcoming anthology "Shadows and Light 2" It is a desert fantasy, but hey, Mongolian death worms are scary.
My 16.5K submission to Monsters and Mormons is replete with things that go bump in the night and I don't want to say much more than that because I really do hope to surprise readers with that one. It is a weird western featuring Porter Rockwell.
I am currently working on another short (under 5k) Porter piece for an unusual anthology titled "Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation".
It must contain malevolent tumble weeds.
I looked at it as a challenge to come up with something good-and I have. Granted I haven't even submitted it yet, but I am getting more confident in my writing and thus I believe "Garden of Legion" will be included.
Even my Assassins submission to Rogue Blades Entertainment "99 Deaths of the Monkey God" will have a bit of a horrific element along with heroic fantasy.
I haven't settled on a title yet, but I am letting ideas simmer for the "Historical Lovecraft" anthology that I really want to be a part of-thus more horror.
And I still have to find a home for my first straight up horror piece,"The Cry of Carrion Birds".
What are all of you working on this month?