Like in previous months, here’s the books I read in March and what I thought about them.
Prompt: The first convergence happened years ago. Children’s books began to leak into our world. Years have gone by with the emergence of other genres from high fantasy to dystopian sci-fi. We have managed to learn the next one will appear, Lovecraftian Horror.
Prompt: Every month, a child sacrifice is offered up to a monster outside of town. However, in actuality, the child is one whose parents are more than happy to get rid of him, and the monster acts as the head of a boarding school for these abused children.
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.
Prompt: As Death, you have seen many different reactions from those you reap. Begging, bargaining, trying to elicit sympathy, bribing, anger, pathetic attempts at wit and snark and so on. This one was different, with a magic sword in hand, they request a duel for a second chance at life.
My first weird/fantasy story has been published today through Havok Publishing. It can be read, for free, on their website HERE for the first 24-hours (it then becomes a part of their member-only website). If you enjoy the story, please consider registering on their site, and voting on the story, which gives me a chance to be published in their anthology.
Guignol & Other Sardonic Tales is published by Word Horde, and is Orrin Grey’s third collection, following his wonderful collection, Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts, and what a follow-up it is.
Prompt: The Gods returned, not with a dramatic entrance, instead they appear randomly giving advice based on whatever situation you are in.
Prompt: An old woman and an elder dragon recall their past stories of helping people and the kingdom.