Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Like I said it has been two months since my last flash fiction release. The great thing about this story is I think I have finally found my voice as a writer! I knew I wanted it to be like "Caught in the Keepers Web" and "The Shed". With this story I have found a happy medium between the two! Hopefully with this release you’ll have and idea of what to expect in the future.
Now what has been going on over those last two months? During the month of September William Pauley III and I were busy working on the artwork for the Toe Tags Anthology. I also managed to write a short story for “The Shed” which was also featured in Toe Tags. Also if you check a few posts below you’ll find a mock children’s story with is another project I have in the works.
If you happen to be a fan of the few pieces that I have happen to release I do want to think you very much. I do, however, need to give you an idea on what you can expect when it comes to me releasing stories in the future. I have many great writer friends that seem to release stories all the time. I on the other hand do not release stuff that fast. This doesn’t mean I’m not working. I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity. When I do release a story I want to make sure it is the best I could have done at that time. Now I do have a lot of writer friend that do release a lot and I’m not saying they don’t put out quality work. Honestly these people are just complete freaks of nature and can release a ton of stuff and all of it is awesome. They may piss me off but I can’t help but respect them … you all know who you are …! Any ways I just wanted to explain that I am working just kind of slow. So please keep stopping by and checking up on what’s going on. I promise to do my best to keep you all posted!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Check it out (what I mean is buy it) and support the underdogs! All of us in this anthology are new to the writing game or at least to the publishing world. I’ve had the opportunity to read the majority of these stories and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
thank you to all of those who posted a comment on my children’s story below. I’m still looking for more feed back so if you are interested please look at the previous post!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
A Children’s Story
by Joshua Day
Clock bells chime to the witching hour’s arrival,
the hour that eight-year-old Paul met with a smile.
He climbed out of bed and down to the floor.
Quickly he ran to the closet door.
Once inside he looked around,
But the one he wanted could not be found
With his hands he covered each eye,
Because he knew the monster was shy.
“Please Mr. Monster” he began to say,
“wont you please come out to play?”
Ever so gently a claw touched his shoulder,
even though it could have crushed a boulder.
The monster came without a fight.
A good start to a crazy night.
Next came the monster that lived under the bed.
He had large red eyes and a very big head.
Together they all crept down the hall,
both monsters followed right behind Paul.
First they stopped by the toilet bowl,
to get the monster who lived in the tiny hole.
The monster came out in such a rush,
once Paul gave the toilet a flush.
Second stop was at the laundry room dryer,
to get their friend who breathes balls of fire.
Now even though his breath was flame,
Paul didn’t worry, the monster was tame.
One by one Paul gathered them all.
Some were big and some were small.
Back down the hall Paul lead,
all the monsters back to his bed
Together they danced in the pale moon light.
you should have seen it. It was quite a sight.
They had a contest for the fiercest growl,
and also for whose breath is most fowl.
They played games to see who’s the strongest,
and to see who could hold their breath the longest.
How late they played it didn’t matter,
as long as it was filled with laughter.
They didn’t care weather you had claws or fins,
because tonight they where the best of friends.
Suddenly all their happiness was broken,
when outside words were spoken.
The angry words came loud and clear,
Of a father who drank too much beer.
Paul and the monsters ran to hide,
because the fiercest of beasts had just arrived.
This is a story from a project I’m working on. Comments and feed back are welcome. More on this project to come. Enjoy….btw I wouldn’t recommend children to read these stories…if so you do on your own risk
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I feel her hands reach out for mine. She grabs hold of my wrist. Softly she guides the gun closer to her chest. I close my eyes while my finger searches for the trigger. Against all the voices in my head screaming “NO!” my finger finds its mark. My jaw is clinched so tight I can taste blood in my mouth. I begin to squeeze. The hammer falls. I kill her on a Sunday.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Today it finally happened! Flashes in the Dark posted my first ever flash fiction horror story! I said that if ever I was published then I would start a blog. Now if you enjoyed that first story "Caught in the Keeper’s Web" then hopefully, once other stories get published, you be able to follow my work.
Currently I have made peace with the writer William Pauley III, who has tried to kill me multiple times, and am assisting him with the artwork for an upcoming anthology called Toe Tags. Also I will have a story in Toe Tags called The Shed”. I don’t think there is a set release date for the anthology yet but it should be in October sometime. Some of the artwork may get posted online early as a promotion but once I have more updates I’ll post.
Lastly, thank you to all of those who posted comments on my story at Flashes in the Dark. I’m a new writer and your words were very encouraging! Now I have to apologize for cutting this short but I have a date with the wicked little things that live under my bed. They keep stealing my toenail clipping collection and must be stopped!
Caught in the Keeper's Web - http://flashesinthedark.com/