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Sample Saturday: Martin Kolacek

Sample Saturday is here once more!

I hope everyone survived Black Friday and that day of stuffing! I avoided the crowds of insanity by staying home and seeing what fine fiction is available for my new Kindle Fire. There is so much stuff! And there’s some great free fiction, too!

Speaking of free fiction, let’s get right into the sample for this very fine Saturday.

This week’s writer is: Martin Kolacek.

Martin Koláček is a czech writer and gamedesigner. He was born 11. 11. 1981 at 8:35 GMT into a family which communicated in astrological symbols and where even the tiniest life-related event got a universal meaning which was bount with the spiritual well-being of the whole universe. This irrecoverably damaged the boy’s delicate psyche and doomed him for a hard life of an artist.

For more info on Martin check out his website HERE.

Grunt RX-10 – Martin Kolacek

“A Sci-fi comedy, Grunt RX-10 is a story of a neurotic machine who is so depressed by being a metallic item without a soul he becomes a renegade in the world of machines.”

And don’t forget that if you are a writer and want to get involved with Sample Saturday just check out the original post HERE.

Sample Saturday: JRD Skinner

Welcome to the second installment of Sample Saturday!

Last week went really well, but make sure you spread the word so as many folks as possible come check out the free samples of some fine, fine fiction.

And don’t forget that if you are a writer and want to get involved with Sample Saturday just check out the original post HERE.

So, with that said let’s get right to this week’s writer: JRD Skinner!

J.R.D. Skinner is a writer, podcaster, and ne’er-do-well, from Toronto, Ontario. For unfathomable reasons he releases fiction thrice weekly at, and spends an inordinate amount of time telling children things they shouldn’t know.

For the original posting of the story and for more info on Flash Pulp go HERE.

The Last Pilgrimage – JRD Skinner

“Flash Pulp is an experiment in podcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – three to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.”

Sample Saturday: Scott Roche!

Hey All! Welcome to the first installment of Sample Saturday!

What’s Sample Saturday? It’s a chance for writers to share a wee bit of their work. And a chance for you, dear reader, to get a taste of some writers that you normally may not stumble across. And there’s a lot of tasty writers out there!

This will be a weekly blog post so make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss a single word!

And if you’re a writer then please see this post HERE for info on how to get involved.

And now I present the first writer of Sample Saturday: Scott Roche!

Scott Roche is a writer, husband, father of three, and a complete maniac. This is the only possible explanation for why he is also a contributing editor for Flying Island Press for both their Flagship and Abattoir imprints and produces podcast content for them. As if that weren’t enough he also co-runs the Seekrit Projekt podcast
( There is not enough time or caffeine in all the world for him to do what he wants, but he’ll die trying. You can find information about all of his projects by going to

Let Go – Scott Roche

“Faced with the atrocities he’s committed to keep his wife and son safe
and provided for, Chris is forced into a bitter decision. He must find
a way to let go of his family and move on. But in a world gone to
hell, is there any other choice?”

Introducing Sample Saturday!

Attention all writers, publishers, agents, lurkers of alleyways, ditches, trenches, sewers and strip malls!

I, your benevolent colleague, have decided to start a new weekly blog post called…wait for it…wait…

Sample Saturday!

This means that if you have a sample of your novel, novella, short story, eighth grade diary, or what-the-hell-ever, then I am interested in seeing it! And posting it! For all to see and read! I like exclamation points!

Seriously, though, I want to help showcase other writers’ work. I want to be able to say, “Hey, world! I know I am the best writer you’ve ever read in the history of all history, but there are other folks that are pretty good. Pretty, pretty good.”

How can you as a writer, publisher, agent, succubi get involved? Well first, dear succubi, stop draining the men folk of their vital essence. That’s just wrong. As for the rest of you, all you have to do is shoot me the sample you want me to showcase, maybe a brief description of said sample, a short bio, and a jpeg of the cover that you want to be posted (see fine print below). Don’t have a cover yet? Then an author photo is fine. Don’t have an author photo? Then maybe a photo of your mom that one night she got really, really drunk on peach schnapps and ended up skinny dipping in the neighbor’s bird bath. Remember that night? Good times…

Just shoot all the info over to me at jakebiblefiction at See what I did there? I fooled the bots! I spelled out “@” so bots can’t get me! They’re everywhere, man, everywhere! They get in your mind, man! In your hair and your clothes and your My Little Pony lunchboxes! So unclean, so unclean…

Y’all excited? I should hope so! You get to be exposed to my fan base for free! But not exposed in the way your mom was that night. Sigh. Good times…

And now for the fine print!

Fine Print: Samples should be sent as epub files preferably (PDF or doc will work, though). I plan on offering the sample as a nice pdf (I can convert into that format. I’m magic!). This means any type of tech, whether smart phone, ereader or PC/Mac, can read the files. Or should be able to. Photos should be no bigger than 500×800 please and jpeg format. Keep descriptions brief and to the point, same with bios. You want people to read your samples, not get bored reading about you. No one really cares about you. Except your naked mom. Although she cares a little less when she’s sober. Sorry, I just speak the truth. AND DON”T FORGET TO INCLUDE A WEBSITE LINK OR SOMETHING SO PEOPLE CAN FIND YOU AND YOUR WORK! AND YOUR TWITTER HANDLE SO I CAN TWEET ABOUT IT AND YOU WILL KNOW!

Sorry I shouted. I just get so worked up. Feel free to email me with any questions, yo.

Word to your naked, drunk mom in the birdbath!

(Oh, and this is starting as of this Saturday, November 12th, so get a move on peoples!)

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