Business is picking up!
The awesome folks over at The Flash Fiction Offensive (Out of the Gutter Books) have picked up my story Legacy. It’s a sordid little ditty about a Camaro, a pair of handguns, and unresolved daddy issues. And the best part? It’s free and short. So get your asses over to this great site and read it, and while you’re there, give them some clicks and read the rest of the great stuff over there. These guys know crime fiction like few others and it’s a real milestone I was able to get my foot in the door there.
Legacy – Flash Fiction Offensive
And just to spice things up, they include pictures (!) that go with the theme of your work, which is, of course, awesome. Love the care they take with their authors.
Thanks everyone for taking the time and stick around here in the next few weeks, because there’s one more announcement in the barrel just waiting to be fired!
The Hell You Been?
Well my friends, isn’t that a wonderful question?
Where the hell has this website been and why has it taken so damned long to update?
Keep ‘em coming.
This story was kinda sorta at a breaking point and now nothing? Oh and what about the prose section, is that crap every going to update again?
Anymore out there? You, you in the front.
Is the Universe going to contract at some point or is it going to inflate forever until everything is just a frozen nothingness.
Finally, an easy one. Frozen nothingness is the winner!
No buts, it’s nearly fact at this point, read some physics. In regards to the rest of you, the initial thought was something of a big unveiling and a re-launch. But that’s probably not going to happen. So for now, we’re in “Coming Soon” mode while some things get set up in the near future.
What are those things?
Can’t say just yet, but they could be cool (or could be nothing).
What? That’s kind of dumb.
What’s that, guy in the back with the backwards Dolphin’s hat?
What else you got?
Yes, fine, yes TDC’s story will continue but it will be re-launching in a sense. The initial string of pages has eclipsed 90 panels. So, we’ll be re-branding with a new number one. Keep things better organized. The story will also read as a new launch, so NEW READERS WILL BE WELCOME.
The main TDC story will be moving to black and white though. This is a decision governed exclusively because of internal time constraints. Coloring takes away from creative time. You may see a random splash page mocked up, but it’ll be the exception and not the norm.
No, smart ass, that’s not it. You’ll also see some subtle design changes in the comic itself. This is intentional and not (exclusively) because of time constraints. Two years in the same layout and style has grown and a little stale and I wanted to shake things up.
Doesn’t seem very much like news at all.
Ya’ got me there.
What about the prose section? Anything new coming there?
YES! That one is a yes. New chapter of The Great Dame is NOW posted in the prose section.
That’s good news at least. Although, it’s been so long, I have no friggin idea what’s going on in that story anymore.
That’s okay, you weren’t the only one. But it’s up and there’s also a quick one page outline to help you get caught up.
I’m not reading that.
I know, but it’s there so shove it.
Where was I?
Something about not updating the site for a few months and then repackaging it so it looks like it takes less time to update but trying to spin it like you’re giving your readers something extra. Oh, and it’s still not even up yet, so we can’t even see it.
Right. C’mon, new prose chapter. New Comic Panel to come. New style. Black and White, and more consistent updates. That’s not horrible for a creator owned site, you gotta give me that at least.
Actually, when you package it all up like that, it almost sounds like you’re giving us something we didn’t know we wanted.
That’s the business I’m in.
I thought you were in the business of getting webpage hits.
You kidding? This shit COSTS money. I meant my real job.
You brought it up.
I did but just do me a favor, don’t ask.
Fine. You realize you’re just talking to yourself right?
In so many more ways than one.
Good, at least you admit it.
I think that’s all the news I have though.
You serious about the whole end of the universe thing?
Random for a crime blog website.
Indeed. But it’s interesting. And it’s in a story I just submitted too, so it was top of mind.
Cool. So how long?
How long what?
How long until everything just spins off into nothing.
10 to the 100 years.
That’s awhile from now.
Well the universe is around 14 billion years old.
How many zeros is that?
Oh, so we’ve got awhile.
Yea, lots of time.
Good, now why don’t you use some and gives us some damned content already.
Touché my friend, touché.
Simultaneously back in and out of touch,