This past weekend, I decided to pull another short story of mine out of the weary "drafts" folder and put it out into the world. It's a mostly-proper fairy tale, the first I've ever attempted. Because of that, the intended audience is considerably younger than what I usually write for. But hey, if Neil Gaiman can do it, so can I. (Hopefully!) Although this a digital download, I'm hoping it will also have a life in the physical realm one day. I have talked off and on with a friend of mine who … [Read more...] about New Fairy Tale: Ada and the Oarsman
If you've ever been around kids for an extended period of time, you've probably read them a story or two. Some are completely benign--almost saccharin-sweet--while others are...less so. But only in the realm of children's books can kids (and perhaps their loving adults) face off against the big bad monsters and come out on top. Sometimes the monsters end up befriending the kids, or sometimes they end up magically becoming less-than-troublesome, and spend the rest of their days acting a bit like … [Read more...] about The Intersection of Horror and…Children’s Books?