Tag Archives: kitsune

Excerpt of the week: Gho

Since my very first story every, “Gho,” sold this week, the winner of 2nd place in Bards and Sages charity writing contest, I thought it appropriate to use it as my excerpt.  But seeing as Gho has had two lives, … Continue reading

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Rejection #194: Short answer

Rejection #194 (of my countdown to 200 short story rejections) was from a very established, high quality dark fiction outlet that I had only recently run across. A very short answer: “Thank you for sending “Faro,” but I decided not … Continue reading

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Rejection countdown: #192

Rejection number 192 came from a pro market that I really respect but have never been able to crack.  The piece was “Faro,” a mythica / ghost story mash-up featuring a young Granny Hooper, the heroine of “The Confederate Cavalryman’s … Continue reading

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Countdown to 200 rejections

It seems like only a year ago I was counting down to 100 rejections.  Wow, it was only a year ago.  My time flies when you’re getting thrashed.  But that’s not the way to think of it, not at all. … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Last Ghost of the War

Seems like a ghost story is appropriate for Halloween, so how about an excerpt from a historical fiction piece, “The Last Ghost of the War.” From somewhere toward the end (but no spoilers). Quick synopsis of what has come to … Continue reading

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New tag line

I have a new tag line for my wordpress blog (look up and right…): Tales of Valkyries and Martians, ghosts and kitsune, were-coyotes and neodymium lasers. Not all at the same time, thankfully. Like it? Hate it?  Don’t care because … Continue reading

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The Cavalryman’s Saber…

…is now available on-line at Lacuna Journal.  Three years, a dozen rejections, and a scores of revisions in the making, “The Cavalryman’s Saber” is one of my all-time favorites, set on the bloody banks of the Chickamauga, with ghostly spies, a young sangoma and … Continue reading

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