Posts Tagged ‘5MF Blog Tour’
Not here. At present I’m somewhere in the hellish experience of flying from CA to NC, which is not a direct flight by any stretch of the imagination. It’s just a fricking long day. So, anyway, you can find #5MinuteFiction on sciencefictionfantasybooks.net the blog of my friend Moses Siregar III, @MosesSiregar.
Contest starts at 1:30 ET. Have fun for me!
I’m so very pleased to introduce my friend Moses Siregar III, @MosesSiregar and not just because he’s a nice guy. Moses is one of the very first writer-people I met when I was trying to feel out this whole being-a-writer thing. He and I traded some early crits on his The Black God’s War and my Fighting Gravity. I still remember some of the specific points he made and what an impact that had on the early part of my story. (Plus, I just really like that girl he’s got on the cover. She’s purty.)
Well now, The Black God’s War is out! That’s right, it’s not only been released, but it’s at a special release-month price of $2.99.
Now one thing you gotta know about Moses is that he’s going indie, like a lot of writers these days. But Moses is a mover and a shaker. He’s not content to write his book, get it out there, and market it like everyone else. He has to do some pretty amazing stuff along the way like interviewing:
Audio: Patrick Rothfuss, Guy Gavriel Kay, Brandon Sanderson/Dan Wells/Howard Tayler (Writing Excuses), Tracy Hickman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael A. Stackpole, David Farland/Dave Wolverton, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Laura Resnick, Michael J Sullivan, Robin Sullivan, Daryl Gregory, Elizabeth C. Bunce.
Do you see those names??? If even one or two of those guys were aware I existed I’d be over the moon. So, yeah, I’m pretty excited about Moses’s book being out and I can’t wait to see where this goes.
(The funny, stupid-Leah story behind that is that I realized, just a few days ago, that I’d have to reschedule the guest judge I’d booked for 5MinuteFiction on the 23rd because I was going to be on a fricking airplane that day. A fact I had been aware of for weeks. Yeah, so anyway. Moses agreed to come through in a pinch for me. He’s just a nice guy like that.)
So don’t miss it! 5MinuteFiction tomorrow on future-best-seller Moses Siregar III’s blog!
That’s right folks, we have a winner!
Sam did a great job hosting and he tells me (unless he’s lying) that he had fun doing it.
But, now, drum roll please! Based off of a prompt, trap, this week’s winner is…
The police detective stood over the body that was sprawled on the floor at his feet. There was blood everywhere, so much blood. And the way her body’d been flayed open like that was clearly the work of the same guy. No doubt about it.
“You wanna call it?” The police officer asked.
“Yeah, no question. It’s the work of the same guy.” The detective said. “We’ve got to catch him soon, or the chief’s gonna have us for breakfast.”
This was the fourth body to be found in as many days. Usually a serial killer took a break in between kills. Not this guy. If you counted the hours he was actually ramping up. Not good. Not good at all.
The two detectives stood on the edge of the room, careful to touch nothing and stand still on the small patch of dry wood floor available amidst the blood. The forensics team was still five minutes away.
There was a creaking sound above them. The two officers looked up and stared, the brains not comprehending what their eyes were clearly seeing.
The creature crouched on the ceiling like a fly. It was looking down at them with a curious look on its leathery purple-skinned face. It was covered in orange fur that seemed to sparkle in the harsh light from the single bulb in the corner of the room.
There was a snick as it opened its blade-like claws, a single drop of blood dripped to the floor. Its face spread wide in a grisly smile. The two detectives had nowhere to go, the door behind them was shut and opened inward.
The creature had them trapped.
Thanks again to everyone who took part in this week’s #5MinuteFiction. Catch you later!