Friday, November 6, 2015

True Events

Let me tell you the problem of Based On True Events. Because a lot of friends don't know it, but there was a time when I was chased by a pack of wolves through my high school? They got into the locker room from the neighboring woods, and the janitor locked them in. But I got to school early and didn't know, and they got loose. I almost died.

I hid in the Math room for two hours before Animal Control got there. I'll never forget how they sounded, sniffing beneath the door.

Actually, what I've just told you is only based on true events. The true events are that I saw a poster of a wolf in the locker room once. Also I got to school early a lot.

Monday, November 2, 2015

"The Terrible" is live at Daily Science Fiction

My superhero short "The Terrible" is now up and free to read at Daily Science Fiction! It follows The Terrible, the self-proclaimed greatest villain in America's greatest city, as he thinks to finally kill off his heroine. Tonight is not going as he intended. It springs from the relationship I wish more heroes and villains had. No spoilers.

I want to thank Max Cantor, Tam MacNeil, and Cassie Nichols for beta reading this thing, and convincing me that while demented, it was a good kind of demented. Also to Sunil Patel, whose Twitter goading got me to keep the heroine's name. It is my favorite superhero name I've ever invented.

In other news, I'm packing up for my last convention trip of the year, to the annual World Fantasy Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY. Last year's was one of my all-time favorite cons, and this year I'm doing a panel! Drop by at 4:00 PM on Thursday, when I'll be part of Monsters as Devourers, discussing the psychological roots of why we tell so many stories about zombies and werewolves coming after us. It should be a blast.
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