'Holy Fire' now in print.
Well, my story, 'Holy Fire' (inspired by a visit to Bucharest in 2015) is seeing the light of day! It's appearing in The Book of Blaphemous Words, edited by CJ Miles of the lovely collective that is A Murder of Storytellers. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma - hometown of one of my teen idols, writer S.E. Hinton they've brought out a steady trickle of quality anthologies, all quirky, all interesting. Here's what they say about The Book of Blasphemous Words.
“Book of Blasphemous Words is a weird fiction, horror, and speculative fiction anthology about humanity’s relationship with its gods. When we answer the call for salvation from the bondage of the material—when we believe in gods—we reach a hand into the unknown and risk losing it to something peckish. When we forget the power of the hearth, we risk a conflagration that can return civilization to the dirt whence it has come.
“We want stories of man’s beliefs turning on them, or vice versa. Of the creations of faith and myth growing beyond control, consuming their former masters, body and soul. Conmen siphoning a god’s power from believers for their own gain. A cult worshiping a deceitful demon to learn the meaning of life. A demigod of harmony that plots to bring the world to ruin.”
Interested? You can buy it here.