Happy (Belated) New Year, Everyone. hmr-2016-kindle-cover

With the end of 2016, I happily announce that everything written here last year is now available through Amazon in either paperback or kindle ebook format. While I wasn’t able to get anywhere near the amount of stories written as I’d shot for, I can proudly say that I finished out the year with one extra story and that I’m satisfied with everything that I did produce. As well, while compiling and editing everything for Half-Mad Rantings: 2016, I realized that the 2015 edition had never been converted over into an ebook edition, so I went ahead and did that. The HMR: 2015 ebook can be found here for those that are interested.

Onto the news:

This coming year I won’t be regularly publishing any short stories. I have three longer works already being cooked up and in production, along with the story ideas that didn’t get written from this past year. I’ll be working on those with an eye toward just publishing the lot at the end of 2017 and if I get the chance to publish some shorter stories here throughout the year, I will. I’ve also changed over the stories listed under “Flash Fiction” above to represent a good sample of the work produced here over the last four years (and I may switch that up some point later in the year). So, even if I go silent for a good long time, rest assured that I haven’t thrown in the towel.

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This last story of the year was inspired by a d20 mash-up of two genres: “slasher horror” and “super hero”, which gave rise to “Hero”:

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This month’s story was prompted by a random d20 roll to determine a psychic power, in this case “retrocognition”. I give you, “Someone Else’s Memories”:

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New Fiction Friday!

Posted: October 7, 2016 in Fiction, Flash Fiction Friday

This week’s story was prompted by the mash-up of “The Princess Bride” and “Doctor Who”, which is an…interesting combination and one that immediately made me think “quixotic alchemist”. So, I present, “A Handful of Grapes”:

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This month’s story was inspired by the mash-up of “Zombie Apocalypse” and “Grimm’s Fairy Tale”, which led to “Luck”:

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This week’s story was prompted by a d20 mash-up of the suggestions “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and “Jaws”, which resulted in “The Morning Star in the Mist”:

 

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But, it’s Flash Fiction Friday! The last few weeks were hectic work-wise and I completely forgot about the FFF until last Friday when I was camping for the Fourth of July weekend. This month’s story was prompted by the mash-up of “Psycho” and “Sex and the City”, thus I give you “Unrequited”:

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