“Phaedra”

I was so frustrated this morning.  I had met my writing buddy and was going to start my new story.  A real start, not just some brief notes jotted on a yellow legal pad. But I couldn't get started.  It wasn't coming together.  I kept trying to force it but the story I was going to write …

“Death Storm” Finds A Home

Drops of Crimson accepted my short story "Death Storm" for their February 'Blood and Roses' issue.  I'm happy about this. I've always liked this story and its character, Takeo Sugawara.  I'm glad it found a home and will now have readership. "Death Storm" is one of my Sugawara tales and a personal favorite of mine.  I …

Man, is there ever some nasty stuff swimming around in the River Styx

Finished the story. Done done.  I'm glad and relieved. Now it's in the hands of my first readers and I can concentrate on a new story. Yep.  We're going back to Haxan. Someone asked me what the new Haxan story will be about. I gave my standard reply: "Oh, probably guns and wind and dust." Then …