Check out this new flash fiction story (less than 1,000 words) at C. Dominique Gibson’s blog called The Forgotten Thing. Here is an excerpt:
…before he could protest, she brushed a gentle kiss on his lips which were surprisingly intact. He returned her kiss with a passionate one of his own but was careful not to be rough. They were both delicate and any body parts they still possessed were precious.
Go read it now!
There’s a new flash fiction story by Patrick Freivald over at Flash Fiction Online that you should really check out, especially if you like it when your stories come with a healthy dose of creepiness. It’s called A Taste for Life…
“And how old were you when you died, Mister Beauchamp?” Joan Rothman asked, leaning back in her chair. The scientists watched her behind the one-way mirror, hands clasped behind their backs. “Twenty-seven,” the corpse replied, more gurgle than speech, as it gazed idly around the interview room.
To read the rest of this short short story, click the link above.
I was looking around for recently published novels when Hater by David Moody came to my attention. It looks fantastic, and I’ll probably end up buying it in the next week or so. It must be good as it came out 2 months ago and the movie is already in pre-production. (The novel was originally self-published in 2006.) The following is part of a review from Booklist which appears on amazon.com:
“One day Danny McCoyne’s life tends toward the humdrum: job, family, the usual. The next day, suddenly, without warning or explanation, people are turning into killers, murdering their loved ones, attacking perfect strangers. Soon Danny is trying desperately to keep his family safe, while all around him society seems to be self-destructing, as ordinary men and women turn into animals, filled with hate and violence. This is a truly frightening book…”
The review goes on to compare the story to the zombie movie, 28 Days Later.
Drop by David Moody’s blog, which has lots of info for fans. Moody is also the author of the Autumn book series, which is being made into a movie, as well.
If you think zombies can’t write poetry, think again. In his book, Zombie Haiku, Ryan Mecum gives us insight into the inner workings and deepest feelings of the zombie mind. Here are a couple of examples of what you can expect to find in Zombie Haiku:
blood is really warm
it’s like drinking hot chocolate
but with more screaming
Looking at my hand
Somehow I lost a finger
And gained some maggots
From here you can visit the Zombie Haiku homepage, read the Zombie Haiku blog (including author touring information — if you’re brave enough to go see him), or buy the book, Zombie Haiku, at amazon.com.
Nasty, Brutish, and Short…no, I’m not talking about my ex (or yours). NBNS is a site featuring the flash fiction of Patrick M. Tracy. I especially liked Little Mementos. Here’s a snippet:
“Sandy Beckford, his partner in Robbery/Homicide, got a good snicker out of it. Alex remembered when she’d have been sick looking at something like this, the unknown victim in an alley next to a dumpster, his face knocked off the rough and dirty way. He liked her better now, those delicate parts of her broken.”
You can read the entire story at the link above. Patrick offers to share the limelight and post the work of other authors on his site, as well.
He recently had one of his stories, Cleanup Crew, published in Tales of the Zombie War, an online journal with the very specific focus of “works of zombie apocalypse fiction.”