Okay, okay, I know I missed last week. But, y’all, I was at the lake! THE LAKE! Lake time rules.
Hey! Y’all signed up for my newsletter? Better get to that. I give shit away, people. Books, audiobooks, a chance for your name to be in one of my books. Get on it!
Now, on with the drabble!
The Legend stood in the middle of the street, pistol drawn, dust blowing everywhere.
“This is my town, Gil,” the Legend stated. “I ain’t gonna–.”
The gunshot rang out and the Legend fell to his knees. He stared down at the blooming red that soaked his vest just under his star.
“You were sayin’?” Gil sighed as he holstered his pistol. “I ain’t gonna…what?”
The Legend sputtered, coughed, fell on his face, died.
The townsfolk gasped.
“Guess I’m the new sheriff in town,” Gil said, grinning at the townsfolk. “Bet you sorry sacks didn’t see that comin’, did ya?”
Disclaimer: Shoot first.
Welcome back to another night of 100 words of greatness!
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Now, on with the Drabble!
“Punch the fuck outta him! Punch his goddamn face in!”
The adults’ conversation came to a halt. They turned to regard the foul-mouthed toddler that was busy staring at the fence.
“You call that a punch? That’s a slap from a three year old boy!”
“Missy?” the child’s mother said as she walked quickly over to her daughter. “Missy?”
“Ghost fight, bitch. Don’t interrupt.”
The mother’s left eye twitched. She returned to the patio.
“Girls will be girls,” she said when the guests looked for an explanation.
They nodded in agreement and went back to their boring adult chat.
Disclaimer: GIVE! GIVE! GIVE!
Tonight is my wedding anniversary! Huzzah to 19 years of awesome!
So, that means you have to buy me a present. THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS!
Nah, I’m kidding. But, hey, you can buy yourself a present in the form of the Mech Corps audiobook!
On to the Drabble!
Press The Button
“Press the button, love.”
“Do not hesitate, my dear. Press the button.”
“It will end everything. Everything, sweetheart. Are we sure this is what we want?”
“Have we ever been less sure of anything before? There’s nothing left. Press the button and we close the book on this world and this life. All things must come to an end. Now is our time.”
“I suppose so. It is rather dreary out there. Not a soul left alive anyway.”
“Except the rats.”
“Yes. The rats. Do you think some of them will survive?”
They pressed the button.
One more Friday down, a bajillion to go! Or something like that. Time is confusing.
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Now, on to the Drabble!
Dead Or Dormant
“Is it… Is it a…god?” Teller asked, one gloved hand to his chest, the other on the butt of his pistol.
“No, Teller, it’s not a god,” Basko replied as he checked the readings on his handheld scanner. “It doesn’t even register. The thing is dead or dormant.”
The two crewman stared at the behemoth that was collapsed across the hillside. Above them red clouds swirled endlessly, creating a vertiginous feeling that threatened to send both of them to their knees. Finally, they turned and hiked back to the shuttle.
A massive eye opened, filled with relief. Close one.
Disclaimer: My god, it’s full of scifi writers!
Okay, so I have decided it is time to get serious about the mailing list. You probably don’t care too much about the intricacies of the business side of writers’ lives, but we writers eventually have to come down from our Imagination Cloud (trademark 2017) and play in the reality sandbox. Stupid reality sandbox. All the bummer cats crap in there…
Anyhoo, since I’m gonna get serious about my mailing list then that means I need to get serious about giving you, my faithful readers, reasons for signing up and staying signed up. I understand most of you stick with me out of the kindness of your hearts, but your compassion isn’t enough. Sorry. NOT ENOUGH!
Here’s how it all works-
- When you sign up for the mailing list, you will automatically be entered into my Character Name pool. It’s not a real pool; no swimming skills required. No, it’s a list of names I can draw from when I need to create a new character. Considering I write a novel a month, I need a lot of character names. Y’all get to be immortalized! And all you have to do is add your email to the mailing list. That’s it. No extra work. And this isn’t a monthly contest. It’s a Whenever I Need A Name contest. Maybe twice a month, maybe more. What a bargain!
- So, you are signed up for the mailing list. Great. That means you will receive my monthly newsletter and special announcements in your inbox. However, that is only truly great if you open the emails! Due to the wonders of modern science, I can actually see who opens the emails. That means another contest! Once a month, I’ll draw a name from those folks that opened the emails. You get an entry for each unique email. If you open the monthly newsletter and a special announcement email then that’s two entries! Bam! What’s the prize? A free credit code to Audible! You can pick any audiobook you want, although I’m sure you’ll pick one of mine. This contest is monthly and will have at least one winner. I may pick two if I’m feeling frisky.
- Oh, now, here’s the big one! I have a bookshelf filled with author copies of my novels. FILLED! Time to sign those puppies and send them off to some lucky winners! Just like above, I not only see who opens the emails, but who clicks through to one of the links. Also, just like above, if you click through to a link in one of the unique emails, you get an entry into a contest to receive a signed paperback of one of my novels. You choose the title (subject to inventory on hand). It’s gonna be a one click per email kind of thing. But, if you click through on a monthly newsletter and on a special announcement email then that’s two entries for the month. Don’t worry, I’ll keep track (MailChimp will keep track, really).
That’s about it. Now y’all are in the know. If you have questions, please ask. I want this to be fun for everyone!
Thanks, y’all! Cheers!
[Fine Print BS: You can only win one prize per contest, per month, per quarter. If you get picked for the Audible code and the paperback, I’ll email you and ask which you want. You choose and I pick a new name for the other prize. Once you win that prize, you can’t win it again until the next quarter. Keeping it fair for everyone. But, you can win an Audible code one month and a paperback the next month. After that you have to wait until the next quarter to be entered again for either/both. Make sense? Oh, and I’ll email to ask about whether you want your name used or not. Your choice, of course. And one last bit o’ the fine print: paperbacks are US only. Sorry, but it is crazy expensive to ship overseas (or even to Canada). BUT, if you win, we’ll work something cool out. May even be better than a signed paperback!]