The God of Phlegm began initially after a conversation with Scott Couturier about the nature of politics and reality. The subsequent piece gave birth to the Demented God of Phlegm, Nath’Zrath, a being that was personified in the form of a horrid, globular network of various train tracks. For me, this particular Cyber God came from a darker place in human modern history, and my purpose in Nath’Zrath’s personification was not to necessarily horrify, but to convey the unimaginable and the unthinkable.
After Nath’Zrath’s first appearance in Spectral Realms #11, Crimson Faces arose as a piece that simply carried on the God of Phlegm’s legacy.
Crimson Faces will be published in issue #135 of Space and Time Magazine. You can also find my previously published poem, Four Million Years, which appeared in issue #134.
There’s quite the lineup of poets in this table of contents and I’m thrilled to share the pages of this issue with them. Make sure to keep and eye out for this issue, coming in Winter!
I’ve been writing a lot, and not on here so I think it’s time for an update. This is going to be a long one. There’s good news on the horizon. I’m happy to announce that Startling Stories finally has a publishing date which is set for early next year and I’m thrilled to be a part of this project. For those that are not aware of the rich history of this publication, it’s heritage dates all the way back to 1939, published by Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines. The original Startling Stories saw tales from names including Arthur C. Clarke’s The City and the Stars and Issac Asimov’s The Pebble in the Sky.
The font for the relaunch is taking on the original Art Deco stylings of Earle K. Bergey.
The re-launch features exciting new cover art by Allen Koszowski in the same Art Deco renderings, but with a modern sci-fi twist.
My tale Hazthrog’s Contempt will appear in this historic relaunch along side a cast of writers including Cynthia Ward, Adrian Cole, Scott Emerson, Mike Chinn, Nicole Givens Kurtz, and more. Startling Stories is under the dutiful editorship of Douglas Draa.
Hazthrog’s Conempt was one of the first prose pieces I had penned and it holds a special place in my heart, knowing that it’s going to find a home here.
I have more updates coming, but I decided to post them in smaller increments as opposed to one large smattering of words.