New Flash Fic – Folk Art

This is part of my Ko-Fi initiative, with the idea courtesy of Simone. Hope you like it, and that I’m not terribly disappointing! This is a science fiction flash fic, so the name is kind of ironic. Folk Art The hardest thing about being a galactic negotiator was the emotional whiplash. People thought it was the whole navigating the languages/postures/rituals part, but it wasn’t. There were only two dozen other species in the United Worlds, and and Aneela prided herself on her memorization skills. Even if she didn’t, there were pills and body mods for that now. No, it was picking up and reading all the emotions that was the worst. There were no mechanical substitutes for telepathy or empathy – or both, as she was technically a tele-empath –...

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New Short – Night Work (and an appeal)

Hello! I have a ko-fi page – – and I’ve decided for every donation, you may request I do a flash fiction for you. Just send me one sentence, or name a couple of items, and I’ll write a flash fic for you! This opening one is for Gillian, and I admit, it went a bit beyond flash length. But only because I kind of ran with the idea. Thanks, Gillian! ** Night Work The library closed at nine on Thursdays. And that was when Julian’s second job began. He made sure to always be working the last Thursday shift, which wasn’t hard. He and his contact had worked out a rotating system. His orders would be in the last book on the fourth shelf in whatever aisle corresponded with the week of the month. For instance, today was the second week of the...

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New soundtrack!

Instrumental this time, because why not? https://8tracks.com/notmanos/more-instrumentals-you-can-shake-a-stick-at

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A neat new Josh of the Damned cover!

So I will be attempting to self-publish my Josh of the Damned series. I think I’m looking at an October release, which makes sense, but I wanted to show you the neat new cover, done by Lex Chase (and paid for by the wonderful Angel Martinez). How beautiful is that? And this Josh of the Damned will have some extras in it. Newish material! More as things progress.

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Book’s out! Woo!

My weird short story collection, Shotgun Bastards! If you want to read about the crab apocalypse, a Cthulhu restaurant horrible yelp reviews, or the stupidest diet in the world, now’s your chance. Shotgun Bastards

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I have a pre-order available!

For my weird flash fic collection, Shotgun Bastards. It has a little bit of everything. Including many apocalypses that we can kind of hope for. https://lessthanthreepress.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=95&products_id=1626&zenid=rsg1u4lrdbk2hg276co9oeifl3

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New Music Tuesday

Everything remains terrible, and unless you’re a straight white male, you’re about to have rights stripped away from you in the United States. But, here’s some new music I’ve been listening to, while trying not to die. Zeal & Ardor Zeal and Ardor have a new album out, called Stranger Fruit. It’s about slavery and racism, and like the album before, is an intriguing mix of old Negro spirituals and death metal. He is one of the best musicians in the world right now. Seriously. This is top to bottom amazing. And sadly, still topical. Half of this group was killed in the tragic Ghostship fire, so this is the final album from the group Them Are Us Too. It’s a good album, and is all the more sad for it. Some fine...

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