Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Six

Because I love you thiiiiiiiis much, it's the sixth part of "Interviewing Leather." We're actually moving into the first extensively changed/written bits since I started posting this as a serial -- since as you'll recall, the story was unfinished to begin with -- and I hope you enjoy the result. Things are also a bit… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Six

Mythology

The Songs of Books

It is Mythology Day once again, and today's comes from... [checks notes] um... hm. Super Battle Droid. Look, I'm not going to ask for a clarification. He (or she) might have a blaster. My skin is soft and remarkably unblasterproof. Anyhow, SBD's question is simple. Well, actually, it's somewhat convoluted: What really happens to the… Continue reading The Songs of Books

Fan Fiction, Horror, Nobilis

A Judgment of History

For those tired of In Nomine fan fiction, I offer up this Nobilis fan fiction, for this our Random Thursday. Nobilis is one of the primary influences on my Mythology series, though it is (generally) a darker take on it. Humanity mixes with the divine, assuming Estates and powers, and entering into a very genteel… Continue reading A Judgment of History

Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Short Story

Death is a Moving Target

Not too long ago, David Malki !, Ryan North and Matthew Bennardo put out a call of submissions for a new high concept short story collection called Machine of Death. The concept was simple. A machine had been invented that would give a simple, albeit mysterious, answer to the question "how am I going to… Continue reading Death is a Moving Target

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Five

I'm breaking the Leather story where the scene breaks naturally fall. That mean's this week's is shorter than normal. But then, it had to happen sometime, right? Anyway. Here's Leather. Have fun with her! Because there's nothing more fun than spreadsheets.... In grey midmorning light on a rainy day, Leather looked tired and disheveled. She… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Five

Mythology

What’s the real deal with gasoline prices?

Today, we have a myth as suggested by a fellow who goes by Channing, who I know by a couple of other names but "Channing" works as well as any. Channing asks: What really is the deal with gasoline prices? Half the time there’s some kind of patent price-jacking going on to coincide with major… Continue reading What’s the real deal with gasoline prices?

Weekends

Weekend: Influential!

Still sick, still achy, still in Canada, and still keeping on keeping on. I hope you're all well and doing better than I am healthwise. (As for non-health? Hey, I'm with my fiancée. I'm golden. It's the weekend, and that means it's open mike day. And I thought today might be fun to discuss influences.… Continue reading Weekend: Influential!

Poetry

Poetry: Pippo Spano

This is late. I'm sick. Thursdays are random anyway, so what the heck. This is actually the first poem I ever published, in an issue of the Black Fly Review. It was written for an art history class where we had to select a specific painting and give a response. The example was a poem,… Continue reading Poetry: Pippo Spano

Fan Fiction, In Nomine

Shal Mari Après Vie: or this ain’t Bat Country

It's storytelling day, and here's another In Nomine based one. Some of you may have seen it. I wrote this in the wake of Hunter S. Thompson's death. I got through my own (somewhat complex) emotions seeing one of my literary heroes die by writing In Nomine fanfic. Well, Hell. Here's how I wrote about… Continue reading Shal Mari Après Vie: or this ain’t Bat Country

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Four

It's Tuesday, which for the moment seems to mean Interviewing Leather! It's Gay Talese, only not! Marco smokes a cigar before they go on a job. There's lots of rituals they do, mind, but Marco's is to smoke a cigar. "Why hench? Why do anything, man? Money." "Is the money good?" He chuckled, shaking his… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Four