Mockingbird Page 2

There’s something strange about that woman …

Page 2 of my horror comic experiment.

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My Lipan Apache ghost story (discussed in previous blog entries here and here) appeared in Strange Horizons this week. I’m incredibly honored! If you like fantasy and science fiction, check out Strange Horizons. It’s a weekly zine that’s accessible online and in podcast form. I started reading SH as a teenage Little Badger, and its fiction, reviews, and poetry have expanded my imagination and introduced me to many wonderful writers over the years. Continue reading

April Fiction Updates – Another Story, Another Word Cloud

Word Cloud Siren Song“Siren Song” will appear in the May issue of Dark Eclipse (http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/dark_eclipse.htm). Of course, I made another word cloud to mark the occasion. Its color scheme is based on the Rider-Waite Fool (below), a member of the Tarot deck’s Major Arcana. Tarot card symbolism plays a roll in Siren Song, along with themes of loss, loneliness, and desire. Sounds like a fun one, doesn’t it?

 

March Fiction Updates

Today, I returned suggested edits for my 3900-word short story, “Siren Song.” Time to wait for news about that … and make word clouds with Wordle!!! Below is a cloud generated from “First Ride of the Day,” a 400-word mini piece that will appear in the fabulous, apocalyptic Vignettes from the End of the World, an Apokrupha anthology.

I wrote “First Ride of the Day” in an amusement park. My bestest friend was standing in line for the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Coaster, a 167-foot-tall nightmare with neon orange tracks. It was October, just two days before the Rip Ride Rockit malfunctioned and stranded twelve people for three hours.

Anyway, as my friend partook in daredevil fun, I wondered: what’s more nerve-wrecking than the slow climb up a roller coaster hill? What if the apocalypse started mid-climb? Oooh. Spooky.

Word Cloud First Ride of the Day