Story time – A Boy and His Monster

N.B.: I am a big fan of big monster movies. I have more of a note about this after the story. ** A Boy and His Monster Toshi wondered why third dates were such a big deal. He knew why they were for him – he probably hadn’t had one since college. He’d pretty much written off any romantic attachments. After all, the truth of his existence was so weird, he wasn’t sure he had room for it in his life. But then he met Mason in line for doughnuts, of all places. He was cute and charming, and hey, he liked the same fancy ass doughnuts he did. Their first date wasn’t technically a proper date – they just met for coffee, and to make sure the other person wasn’t a complete lunatic. Their second date was the first proper date, as they hit a food truck...

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Book news!

Infected: Prey is on sale right now! And the City of Monsters re-release just started!

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Not that anyone ever asks, but here are my best albums of the year. As always, an unusual bunch. Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit Well, of course. You all saw this coming down main, didn’t you? The weird gospel/death metal group Zeal & Ardor threw this musical grenade at us this year, a story of slavery, racism, and revenge, which really shouldn’t have held a frightening relevance, but of course it did. And, if you’d prefer to ignore the gut punching lyrics, you can, and just enjoy getting your eardrums kicked in. But frankly, the whole package is dynamite, and Zeal & Ardor should soundtrack the end of the world. Oh wait, they are. Tim Hecker – Konoyo Who requested eerie ambient music? Well, Hecker serves it up as he always does....

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The pre-orders for Strange Angels is now live!

Yes, it’s the relaunch!

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A Message From The Dumb Ass Author

Hey everybody! I just wanted to wish everyone a happy holidays if you celebrate it, or if you don’t, happy Mythbusters marathon days! (I’ve been enjoying that myself.) Anyways, I wanted to take a moment to also thank everybody who read my books and stories this year. This hasn’t been a super productive year for me – depression is great, isn’t it folks? – but I hope to turn that around next year. I have two WIPs well over fifty thousand words, and Less Than Three Press will be re-releasing both Josh of the Damned and Strange Angels. I hope to post updates, and maybe a little flash fic along the way. Thank you so much for the reviews and book recommendations. It all helps, and you’ve basically kept me going this year....

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Poem For A Shadow

All apologies to Hughes Mearn. (Photo by Brian J. White.) ** Yesterday, on the street, I met a man not so fleet. He’s a shadow without body, a wayward sort, Who haunts the areas around the port. He never says a word, only waits, Like a man not aware he’s been stood up for a date. I asked him several times if I could aid him, Before light and time would surely fade him. Finally one night he answered me, Much to my surprise and glee. “I am but a portent of doom, Staying here until you all join me in the Stygian gloom. Your end is coming fast and messy, So if I were you I’d wear something a little less dressy.” So if you see a shadow without a man, There’s no point in running away. For you and I will join him soon, And here we will all...

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Coming To A Theater Near You …

Thanks to Jenn Burke and her typo for this flash fic. ** Fade in on a sunny, well appointed kitchen – basically a Martha Stewart kitchen, or a Williams-Sonoma catalog display come to life. Voice Over (ominous male voice): From the producer of “Girls Gone Stabby”, and the director of “Don’t Open That Door” comes a new tale of shocking horror … A woman enters the kitchen, followed by a man carrying grocery bags. They’re young and upwardly mobile, a bland sort of “every couple”. Woman: It was so nice of that man at the farmer’s market to give away pies. What did he say they were made of again? Man: Fruits from his greenhouse, I think? All I know is he called them Venus pies, and I am here for it. They put groceries away, but the...

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