Holy Schmokeses! Is it Friday already?
Time for another Party made of 100 word micro-fiction!
Before that, how about I show you my schedule for Dragon Con? I’m there/here right now!
Writing A Horror Book Series
Description: Pros share tips on designing and maintaining multibook narratives
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Scott Sigler, Jake Bible, James R. Tuck, Michelle Belanger, Karen E. Taylor, Richard Lee Byers)
SFWA Booth from 10am-12pm.
21st Century Zombies
Description: The public’s hunger for zombies is insatiable, and this hour explores how writers keep the topic fresh
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Madeleine Roux, Jake Bible, Richard Lee Byers, Jonathan Maberry, John Hornor Jacobs)
Autograph signing at SFWA booth from 4pm-6pm
Body Horror: The New Flesh
Description: Authors discuss themes of transformation, transcendence, and the human form in revolt
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jake Bible, Scott Sigler, Richard Kadrey, Ego Likeness)
SFWA Booth from 10am-12pm
Come say hello and chat with me at the SFWA booth or one of my panels!
Ready for the Drabble?
Hold on, and you knew this was coming, let’s pimp a bit first!
Now, on to the Drabble!
The wizard stared at the runes, eyes narrowed, sweat dripping from his brow.
“Can you decipher it, old man?” Vorgoron asked.
“Give me time, give me time,” the wizard said, scratching his stubbled chin.
“Should you cast a spell?” Malkorn asked, twirling an arrow between his fingers.
“Hush. I have this, elf,” the wizard replied.
They stood there for a moment then the grand stone door creaked open.
“I thought I heard someone out here,” the troll said. He looked at the weapons. “Huh. Questers. I thought you were the pixies selling cookies. Oh, well, lets get on with this.”
Disclaimer: The way is secret. SECRET!
Writing In Suburbia #11 is brought to you by toast. Yummy, delicious, nutritious toast. Find your toast, people. Find your toast.
Also, I talk about cons (conventions) and the practical and personal benefits of attending. I also talk about making sure you take care of yourself. FIND YOUR TOAST!
Oh, and the last thing- find your toast.
It all makes sense in the podcast. Trust me.
We are back! Another Friday and another Drabble!
But, before we party, did you see my announcement about the fifth ScareScapes book dropping? Yep. ScareScapes Book Five: End Of Life Exams! is now out and ready for your eyes to read, read, read! It may be for 8-12 year olds, but screw that! You’ll want to read this series too!
GET TO IT!
Now, on to the micro-fiction!
Missy sat there, her chin cupped in her hands, her eyes locked onto the man on stage. She couldn’t turn away, couldn’t even stop staring to pick up her drink (twelve dollars!) and have a sip. All she could do was watch his fingers and how they flew across the guitar strings.
As the song ended, Missy sighed and eased back, relaxing into her plush chair. She watched the last of the musical notes float above her head. The man on stage said a few words of gratitude into the microphone, but Missy didn’t care. She wasn’t there for words.
Disclaimer: What’s that sound coming out of the hole in the wood? It’s the guitar!
Here be Episode 10 of Writing In Suburbia. I talk a lot about how, as writers, we prepare for failure and rejection, but rarely do we prepare for success. You know, when things actually go right. That’s a lot harder to deal with than you think.
I also enjoy a nice cup of warm coffee. Mmmmm, coffee…