Like most people who write, I’ve read quite a bit this year. Of course, not as much as I would like to, but what I’d consider an average amount.
So I decided to list a few of the ones that I enjoyed the most. Some might be published in 2019, some might have been published in 1998, even some earlier than that. However, the books published in 2019 will be indicated by an asterisk(*). Also, these are listed in no particular order.
Without further adieu…
Continue reading Most Notable Books of 2019
Prompt: When a vampire feeds on you they rapidly whither and die, while your own youth and vitality is restored. For centuries you have sought out and allowed these vile creatures to seduce you in order to sustain your own existence and end their reigns of terror in a single night.
Continue reading Writing Prompt #82 — Too Much of a Good Thing
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It contains my folksy weird fiction story, “Time Stops in the Smoke.” Which is about the loss and returning of a loved one, set in the woods of the Appalachian Trail. It has hiking, woods, and a witch. What more could you want?
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Prompt: Legend tells of a princess guarded by a dragon, but when you arrive to save the princess, you’re confused as to why the ‘fair’ princess is viciously attacking you and why the ‘fierce’ dragon is calling for aid.
Continue reading Writing Prompt #81 —The Princess Within
Prompt: You just bought a new metal detector. Before you go use it, you jokingly point it at your arm. It starts to beep rapidly.
Continue reading Writing Prompt #80 — The Gray Underneath
Up until reading The Very Best of Caitlín R. Keirnan, I’ve only read Keirnan’s book, Black Helicopters, and her short stories “Fish Brides,” “On the Reef,” and “The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings” in the anthology Weirder Shadows over Innsmouth. I enjoyed them all, but as I read and finished The Very Best, I became entirely engrossed by Kiernan’s prose and her work.
Continue reading Book Spotlight: The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan by Caitlín Keirnan
Prompt: As you’re returning to port you see a woman on island needing rescue. Her motorboat is old but she appears to have been their only a few days. You take her aboard and you realize while talking to the crew everyone describes her in radically different ways varying in height, weight, race, etc. Continue reading Writing Prompt #79 — The Ever-Changing Woman