And here's another author for you to try. She's one of the contributors to the anthology, too. British Horror author Nikki Tait is one of the writers whose stories are featured in the anthology The Haunted Train: Creepy Tales from the Railways. Today, she tells us about real-life creepy experiences and what she likes to … Continue reading Author Interview – Nikki Tait
Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter
Bookish? Looking to buy a gift? … make sure you read every pathway on the last one!
A little bibliophile humor today in honor of the birthday of Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), author of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition.
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The Big Question
Beg for forgiveness, or ask permission? I made an avatar from a photo. They only do the faces, but I wanted more. I didn't want to look too young, or too old. The shape of the brow is important, the shape of the chin and jaw, the cheekbones - all important. But none of the … Continue reading The Big Question
Author Interview – Clint Spivey
Short story author Clint Spivey talks about train travel and paranormal experiences in Japan and his story published in the new anthology The Haunted Train: Creepy Tales from the Railways. What are trains and railway stations like in Japan where you live? Trains are cold, impersonal places where passengers who attempt a conversation are immediately … Continue reading Author Interview – Clint Spivey
AI – What Does It Create?
A caged bird: the modern writer, imprisoned behind the laser bars of technology that generates stories, paintings, calls to action, and lo, it is art. (This is an out-of-sync post based on reading so many articles on the subject matter today. Not a good way to spend an already hot Sunday morning.) These links lead … Continue reading AI – What Does It Create?
For: https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/03/fandangos-story-starter-79/ - with the following lines: She thought she heard his voice in the hallway outside of her apartment, so she immediately… with the exception of the first word, because I never start a story with a name or pronoun, and with a slight variation on the wording ... forgive me, Fandango. A voice … Continue reading Wednesday’s Day
Author Interview: Krystal Garrett
Krystal Garrett is one of the writers whose stories are featured in the soon-to-be-published anthology The Haunted Train: Creepy Tales from the Railways. Here she answers our questions about trains, personal fears and Gothic literature. - Psst! She's also in one of my writing groups. What fascinates you about trains? Their journey. Where are they … Continue reading Author Interview: Krystal Garrett
This weekend is special. It's a New Year, a New Plan, a New ... ah, bugger it. Let's just party. There's the big event at the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House - spectacular! But I don't live in Sydney (that's a good thing, in my mind - this would be a loud, loud, loud … Continue reading Party Time
Author Interview: Michele Cacano
American short story author Michele Cacano is one of the writers whose stories are featured in the soon-to-be-published anthology The Haunted Train: Creepy Tales from the Railways. Here she answers our questions about train journeys and writing. What fascinates you about trains? I love the sound of a train whistle in the distance. Trains are … Continue reading Author Interview: Michele Cacano
Short and Sharp
Yes, a story. Probably fiction, although maybe not for someone. Two weeks to go, and then it'd be the start of a new year. A new life, new prospects. And a new job in a new town. With nothing to stand in her way, Roz packed what she wanted to keep, tossed what was tatt, … Continue reading Short and Sharp