In an age where the shadows of complacency lay heavy on our political landscape and our minds; voices of dissent will continue to rise, molten with passionate reason until they break through to the surface. Contributing to the ongoing conversation of history and the march of progress is an essential duty for those who have the ability to do so. I can’t express how humbled I was to contribute to this anthology, and to share a table of contents with authors including Duane Pesice, Scott Couturier, Shayne Keen, Sarah Walker, and more. Dan Sauer has also stunned us again with is incomparable cover artistry.
I will have a prose cycle in three acts titled, “Rêves des Cyberdieux: A Nation in Three Acts” which appears in this anthology.
Make sure to pre-order your copy here. Paper back editions are coming soon.
While it’s been a slow start to the year, I’ve managed to slap together a few prose pieces that I look forward to sharing with the world. Two that I’m particularly excited about, Grotesqueries and Greyspaces and When the Silence Had Eyes (The Saints of Darkness) struck me with a particular chill after I had completed them.
I’m hoping to send the out soon and we’ll see what happens then!
The anthology Trumpland: The Alternative History of the Future is slated to come out within a less than a few months with my prose sequence, Reves des Cyberdieux: A Nation in Three Acts and all proceeds for this anthology are going to benefit charity. Dan Sauer contributed his hand in creating some stunning and visually terrifying artwork. I can’t wait for you all to see it! I also want to thank Michael Parker for his relentless hard work in putting this anthology together.
Spectral Realms #12 comes out very soon (weeks in fact) and I’ll have three prose poems appearing in this issue: –Ghebulax –Dream Hackers -Carrion Dreams All three play a part in my ongoing Cyber Gods Mythos. Make sure you follow either this post or my previous post to get your copy. The table of contents is stacked with so many fantastic and talented authors.
The Dark Corner is having an inventory sale on issues #2 and #3. My prose piece, “Hazthrog the Mad God” appeared in issue #2.
They have 7 copies of issue 2 and 15 copies of issue 3 left in the store. After the inventory is gone, they will only be available in digital formats. Follow the link here or click the picture of issue #2 on the sidebar, which will take you to the site.
Spectral Realms is here, and let’s start with the cover art! Dan Sauer has done it again. The cover is a brilliant macabre portrait designed around a piece of classical art by Albert Joseph Pénot — “La Femme Chauve-Souris” (c. 1890). Dan has outdone himself once again.
The table of contents is stacked with poetry and prose! I’ve attached the entire table of contents because I’m thrilled at the list of contributors. I’ll have three prose pieces, appearing in this issue. Also, this will be the debut appearance of the newest member of the Cyber pantheon, Ghebulax the Faceless One; who appears in a tale bearing its own namesake.
It has been so humbling to continue to associate with this assemblage of strange, dark, and weird voices who come together in some of the most beautifying ways to create truly wondrous literature. I hope to share many more posts like this in the future.
You can purchase copies of Spectral Realms #12 HERE. Check out the table of contents below.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acrostic Sonnet for Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire / David Barker
Gray / M. F. Webb
Pilgrim in the Mist / Wade German
Proem to the Fortress Unvanquishable / Thomas Tyrrell
Ode to the Great God Pan / Carl E. Reed
Ghebulax / Maxwell I. Gold
The Crimson Knight / Scott J. Couturier
Haematophagy / Ashley Dioses
Not All of Them Are Ghosts / Darrell Schweitzer
Poe, on the Morning After / Don Webb
Homage to Creepy / Manuel Pérez-Campos
Xipe Totec / Deborah L. Davitt
Necronomicon / Josh Maybrook
Wretched Raft / Kieran Dacey Boylan
Satanic Sonata / Manuel Arenas
Time’s Vulture / Leigh Blackmore
Urban Renewal / Mike Allen
Graveside Ghost / Mary Krawczak Wilson
No One Is Safe / Benjamin Blake
Minoan Messages / Frank Coffman
Madhouse Getaway / Manuel Pérez-Campos
Planet Fetish / Chad Hensley
Jack in Xanadu / Adam Bolivar
Genesis / Holly Day
I Want to Taste October / Ross Balcom
A Tasty Treat / Adele Gardner
Beyond the Fields / Andrew J. Wilson
The Tears of Cerberus / Wade German
A Witch in the House / Oliver Smith
The Psychopomp / Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
The Plague Queen’s Song / Nicole Cushing
I’ll Return in Late October / K. A. Opperman
The Philosophy & Aesthetics of Horror / Carl E. Reed
Black Wings Return / Michael D. Miller
Slow the Night Grows Darker / David Sammons
The Wild Hunt / Chelsea Arrington
Lines Written in a Providence Churchyard / David Barker
The God of the Winds / Christina Sng
Singularity / Curtis M. Lawson
Dream Hackers / Maxwell I. Gold
The Bedlam Philharmonic / Steven Withrow
The House (A Conduit) / Mack W. Mani
The Pack / Scott J. Couturier
Kiss of Life / Manuel Arenas
The Last Golem / Allan Rozinski
A Summoning of Demons / Michelle Jeffrey
Astral Parasites / Manuel Pérez-Campos
The Silent Silver Sea / Leigh Blackmore
Homer Before the Trojan Court / Darrell Schweitzer
The Witch’s Cat / Deborah L. Davitt
In Arcadia / Josh Maybrook
My Loveliest Manticore; or, The Queen of the Lamiae / Wade German
The Conjuring / Frank Coffman
Wildfires / Christina Sng
Now and Forever / Kieran Dacey Boylan
Stela of Selos / Scott J. Couturier
Southern Gothic; or, Hillbilly Horror / Carl E. Reed
I had unexpectedly set a goal for myself to publish a novella I wrote some years ago. A Dream of Falling Skies started as a Lovecraftian short story with vague underdeveloped Cyber God references that grew into a longer novella. I did not have a more conceived version of the Cyber Gods and there was only one entity that is haphazardly referenced towards the end of the tale.
I’m very excited and grateful to have the chance to bring a more cohesive vision of my mythos to light as well as see one of the very first stories I had written, actually be published. I’m still at a loss for words to be completely honest and thankful for the support that’s been pouring in. There’s a lot of work to do and I cannot wait to see where the journey takes us.
The novella will be published later this year by Hybrid Sequence Media with covert art designed by Daniel V. Sauer. Stay up to date on my page for more news!
It’s a new year and with that comes new opportunity and goals. I’m really going to make an effort to post new content not only to my website, but to put my work out there for people to consume and enjoy.
Consider this an introductory note, of sorts. The purpose of my page is to have give another outlet for my work. Last year was certainly one filled with literary growth for me. I grew as an author and as a poet, placing more stories and poems in publications such as “Spectral Realms” and “Space and Time Magazine.”
And with that, I’d like to offer up a poem that I was particularly proud of last year, The God of Phlegm which saw fresh press in “Spectral Realms.”#11.”