Archive for June, 2013

This week’s challenge involved more dice-rolling (surprising, no?) and I rolled up “Dieselpunk”, “Dying Earth”, “a mythological bird”, and “a feast”. I came up with “The Third Judgment” (see below the cut).

But, quickly, before we get to the story, let me just mention that Half-Mad Rantings: Spring 2013 is out and available for buying. So, go ahead and buy a copy if you haven’t already (you know you want to); and if you already have bought a copy (or downloaded it during the free promotion last week), pleasepleaseplease leave a review on Amazon. Reviews affect my rankings in the Kindle Store (whether for good or for ill), so whether you’ve got praise, constructive criticisms, or ad hominem attacks, I need ’em. : )



This week’s prompt was to write about a bad father, but make the character sympathetic. I did what I could (though the father in question is probably more of a crappy husband and unfortunate father than a “bad dad”, but…*shrug*) and I present “Father’s Day”:


Half-Mad Rantings Cover sp2013


“Half-Mad Rantings: Spring 2013” is now available over at Amazon and for today only – in a Post-Father’s Day promotion – for free! The ebook contains those stories published here during the Spring of 2013 (“The Doom”, “Route 9 & Bingham”, etc.) along with two new, previously unpublished stories: “Blood and Spirit” and “Cave Canem”.

So, go on over. Get a copy. Read it. Review it.

And, if you really like me, wait until tomorrow when it’s $3.99. But, don’t worry: I won’t hold it against you if you go get it right now. ; )

So, this week’s challenge was to combine two pop culture properties based by rolling a d20 twice and choosing from a list of twenty. I rolled Reservoir Dogs and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.


So, I did what I could and I present “For Ten Silver Fish”:


Sunna’s Journey is finally in paperback (okay…that’s not totally true: it was in paperback as of the end of May through the Magical Druid, but now it’s also available through my Lulu store)! You can get it here in paperback or here for the Amazon Kindle.

That’s all for now, since this new job is kicking my butt and I need to hit the hay. : P

So, I start a new job this morning, hence the early-ish post of this week’s FFC. But, I also have a some other things cooking up, so watch this space for some more updatery in the next few days.

Anyway, the Challenge. The prompt was to use three random words out of a given ten and incorporate them as aspects in the flash fiction piece. I rolled “Moon”, “Holiday”, and “Divorce”. So, I give you “Moonlight on the Pier”: