Twenty established and up and coming fantasy writers, all members of the Fantastic Fantasy Writers Facebook Page, stretch their creative muses with 19 highly creative tales ranging from non-traditional dragons to mud maidens to a two headed centaur. Here imagination knows no bounds!
Table of Contents:
The Trouble with Dragons by Allan B Anderson
When Darkness Falls, the Light by Rose Blackthorn
Trespassers by Cynthia Booth and Roy C Booth
The Bell by Dave de Burgh
Runaway Clydesdale by Jesse Duckworth
Songs for Dead Hearts by Mani Fdn
Accounting for Change by Jan Goeb
Dancing Doll by R A M Graham
Squire Williams’ New Charge by Rick Hipps
Mudwife by Axel Kohagen and Roy C Booth
Only a Nightmare by R Scott McCoy
Dragon Toast by Verna McKinnon
Intrepid Dawn by Angela Meadon
All the Leaves Your Bed by Michael Merriam
The Last Unicorn by Druscilla Morgan
King Kong Died for Your Sins by James Pratt
Weapon of Mass Demoralization Test by Dyfedd Rex
Jack’s Day Out by Maggie Secara
In the Weft by Damisen Shentay
Currently available in paperback, soon to be available in Kindle. Go here to order.
I’ve got two stories in the running “Beginner’s Luck” and “Sacrifices” – take some time to go and read the stories and vote for your favorite three!
Here’s the rules:
The Best of SpeckLit 2nd Quarter 2014
Enter the name of your top 3 stories in the spaces provided. To refresh your memory, you can visit any of them by clicking on the story title. Only one set of votes per email address allowed. Email addresses will not be used for any purpose other than to confirm the validity of the vote. At the end of the month, they will be discarded.
Another three months have passed and as of July 1st, SpeckLit started with a third round of authors and drabbles, meaning it’s time once again to celebrate the best stories that have appeared on the site from April to the end of June.
And this time there are more of them! In April we stepped up from publishing once every three days to every other day, bringing us to 14 authors and 46 stories.
And just like last time, we need help picking the best stories from the 2nd Quarter just as you did for the 1st Quarter.
We invite you to use the form below to vote on your top three stories. The winners will receive Amazon gift certificates. Votes must be received by the 31st of August. Winners will be announced the first week of September.
You can go here to read the stories and vote.
Awakened by the dogs at 5:45 am, insistent that they must go out right now. Stumble to the back door, let them out. 5 minutes later, Boo-dog comes back in. No sign of Lil Bit. Return to the back door to find him pacing on the deck (he never does that). After a few reps, he sees me through the glass and comes in. It smells very skunky suddenly. And that’s when I realize the smell is coming from Lil Bit.
After chasing him down the hall and shooing him off my bed (where he has decided to try and rub the smell off on my blankets) I catch him and give him a bath. (He didn’t get sprayed by a skunk, thankyouthankyou, more like he found where one sprayed and kind of just strolled through the aftermath.) Freshly washed, towel dried (and air-dried from chasing him around with the towel) and I can finally go back to bed about 6:30. With a damp, restless furball curled up next to me.
Epilogue: finally dragged butt out of bed about quarter after 9, and went to put his collar back on… should’ve washed it this morning, too. Pee-yew!
Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse, reviewed by Geno Mortensen
I have a personally autographed copy of Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse. I have read it once and I know that a review of it would be a great thing to do. This will not be an easy thing for me to do.
When I read the book, I got lost in the story. What I mean to say is, I felt like I was a part of the story. The things that were happening were going on around me. I was not just an observer. I was part of the fun and, sadly enough, confusion and chaos. There were times when I didn’t know the lingo that was being used, but it was explained to me.
Overall, I would recommend this book very highly to anyone. Especially anyone who has any kind of a military background.
Seal Team 666 is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound.