I've just finished reading another fantastic story from Daily Science fiction, this time by Brenta Blevins. DSF is working hard to bring back the heyday of the legends of speculative fiction. The influence of Serling, Beaumont, Matheson, Bradbury and more can be felt in each piece. I finally know what I want to be when I grow up, artistically speaking. The contributors to shows like "The Twilight Zone", "Star Trek", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Outer Limits" used horror, fantasy and science fiction to address the multitude of issues facing generations of uncertainty. It is my dearest hope that some day I can join the ranks of such legendary pen wielders.

In keeping with the goals that I have set up I recently finished the edits on "Sleeping Giant" and sent it off to Analog. I'm now working on "They" a dark speculative piece for Apex Magazine. I'm finding that as I let go and embrace my true emotions, my writing has become more effective, more relevant and more powerful. Not to say that I don't enjoy writing fun stories as well. "Sleeping Giant" is an action thrill ride. I've just recently realized that my primary inspiration all this time has actually been the aboved mentioned authors in addition to Harlan Ellison, and Robert A. Heinlein.

Along with writing this week, I took the time to read "I Wish..." the first book in the "Witches of Desire" series. Don't let the title confuse you, this is a delightful YA fantasy piece. My complete review is available on GoodReads.(http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/172474819)

That's all I have time for today. If i can just have your prayers for my writer friend RZ, I would much appreciate it. The world is waiting to hear your stories, my friends! Keep writing!




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