Just in time for the season, my all-new 100-word horror short "The Dachshunds of Tindalos" was published in the collection Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2014, this month, edited by Roy C. Booth and Jorge Salgado-Reyes. Available only in e-book format it will arrive on October 15th at Amazon.
A drabble is short fiction with exactly 100 words. They do not necessarily include the title in the word count. The attraction of a drabble comes from its brevity and the challenge of creating something interesting with heavily restricted word counts, which is particularly difficult for prose writers, but not necessarily for poets.
The contributors to Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2014 include: Chris Acevedo,
Allan B. Anderson,
Ashraf A. Abbas,
Kerry E.B. Black,
Roy C. Booth,
Duane E. Coffill,
Anna M Dobritt,
Debbie Manber Kupfer,
John F. Mollard,
R.J. Davies Mornix,
R. Thomas Riley,
Donna Marie West.
Jason D. Wittman,
Conrad Zero and myself.
So that's a lot of value for 99 cents.
Editor Roy C. Booth was born in Bemidji, MN on August 26, 1965, and is a 1983 graduate of Pillager High School. Roy holds college degrees from Brainerd Community College (AA, 1986) and Bemidji State University (BA EnglishSpeech-Theatre, 1989 MA English, 1998), and student taught scriptwriting for the English and Theatre Departments while attending BSU.
Roy is also a published author, poet, journalist, essayist, and scriptwriter with 47 plays published with 615 productions worldwide in such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Houston, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Louisville, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton (Bermuda), Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Paris, Nice, Milan, Bern, Gdansk, Warsaw, Durban, Mumbai, Bangalore, Tehran, Dehra Dun, New Dehli, Dhaka, Bangkok, Tianjin, Tokyo, Quezon City, Kelapa Gading (Indonesia), Perth, Melbourne, Wellington, and Brasilia.
Roy recently had a small acting role in the film North Country and has directedacteddesigned presently 200 theatrical productions to date. Roy currently lives in Hibbing, Minnesota with his wife Cynthia (also a published playwright) and their three sons, and is the owner/manager of Roy's Comics Games of Hibbing and Bemidji, Minnesota.
Jorge Salgado-Reyes is a Chilean/British science fiction author and private investigator. Born in Temuco, Chile, Salgado-Reyes left his country of birth at age seven in 1975 due to the military coup. He was subsequently brought up in the United Kingdom. Changing residence frequently with his family as a child, Salgado-Reyes became somewhat of a lone wolf who read science fiction from a very early age. After spending his adolescence in Mozambique, he returned to the UK where he completed his further education. Having left school aged 18, he worked for various security companies as a store detective and under-cover operative until an assailant stabbed him in the course of his work. After being made redundant in 2006, he started his own detective agencies, Salgado Investigations and Allied Detectives (subsequently sold in 2013).
Salgado-Reyes became a member of the Guardian Angels, London Chapter in the mid-nighties rising to the rank of Assistant Training Coordinator.
Salgado-Reyes is a Fellow of the World Association of Professional Investigators.
Salgado-Reyes is also an amateur photographer specializing in landscapes, night photography and glamour. In 2011, Salgado-Reyes began writing his first novel, The Smoke in Death's Eye, still in progress. It combines elements of cyberpunk and hard-boiled detective fiction.
Hmm. This seems like a long post for a collection of extremely short fiction. Ah, well. A big thanks to everyone who's been involved in this undertaking! And welcome to October!