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Posted: January 30, 2015 in Miscellany
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No new story this week (taking the week off to focus on this quarter’s long story for next year’s Half-Mad Rantings collection) or next week (the Day Job takes me out to a fairly large job in Indiana, so there’s no point in trying to kill myself by making the Friday deadline for the week’s Flash Fiction Challenge).

But, I wanted to take the time to promote a fellow artist: Byron Winton. A Pittsburgher and a friend, Byron does some awesome damn art (see below), mostly in the horror and fantasy genres. He has a Patreon page where you can donate as little as $1/month (or more, obviously) to help support him in his art and I highly suggest that you do support him: he’s got a wicked talent and is, in general, a pretty awesome dude. As well, he does commissions – so anyone looking for cover art or illustrations, he’s definitely a man to talk to.


“Bounty Hunters” by Byron Winton


So, this last week has been a busy one for me: the wife was sick over the weekend, I had errands early in the week that needed getting-done, I was down for the count with something on Wednesday, and yesterday I spent most of the day pounding out the typed-words. Those who follow this lil’ blog will probably note that I didn’t do any kind of Flash Fiction Challenge this past week, primarily because of things listed above, but also because I really wasn’t inspired by the writing prompt.

*shrug* Shit happens.

But, I can proudly say that I finished the first draft of the first “Raiment of Stars” story that I mentioned previously. Clocking in at ~27k words, I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out thus far, and can’t wait for my beta-readers to get back to me with their feedback. In lieu of a Flash Fiction piece from last week’s challenge, though, I figured I would post an except from the first story (working title is “The Hero”, that will change once I come up with something a little snappier). Hopefully, y’all will enjoy. : )


Because I love Puscifer (anything with Maynard James Keenan, honestly), because I love Queen: a cover off of Puscifer’s forth-coming Donkey Punch the Night EP.