Penny Dread Tales Book Signing at Broadway Book Mall

Three of the contributors covering five of the stories in “Penny Dread Tales Volume One” will be available to autograph copies of the anthology at the Broadway Book Mall on Saturday, June 25th at 3:00 pm.  The contributors attending will include:  Laura Givens (“Chin Song Ping and the Fists of Steel”) J. M. Franklin (“The … Read more…

The SIGI Chronicles #003 – Sans Libido

Go To Episode 2  Imagine being Adam, kicking back in the Garden of Eden, minutes after God scooped up a fist full of clay and breathed that first breath of life, and then hearing that same God laughing at him.  Good thing I’m not Adam, or human for that matter, or I’d take it personal.  I … Read more…

The SIGI Chronicles #002 – Turn Up The Bass

Go To Episode 001 “It seems kinda fragile, you know?  You sure you couldn’t build anything bigger… and maybe just a touch more… durable?”  I couldn’t stand the sound of my own voice.  That high-pitched squeak was going to drive me insane.  I heard a clicking sound behind me and then, suddenly, my vision multiplied by … Read more…

Newborn Revisité

One of my writing groups assigned the following exercise:  “Our exercise for next time is the “Macro Machine.”  First, write a 50-100 word story.  (Those of us who were there on the 12th did this that night.)  Though very concise, the story should have a complete arc. Next, you’ll take the story and “blow it … Read more…

Quincy Allen and Terry Phillius Get Some Air Time

Well, it took longer than expected, but two of us here at Diascribe have stories that have now seen the light of day.  RuneWright finally released the steampunk anthology Penny Dread Tales in print, Kindle and iPad formats.  Quincy Allen has a story in it called Lasater’s Lucky Left about a cyborg gun-slinger in the 1860s that tangles horns with Chinese … Read more…

Excerpt from “Lasater’s Lucky Left” in “Penny Dread Tales, Volume One”

     With an annoyed scowl setting the exposed part of his face into deep lines, Jake Lasater slowly returned his hot Colts to the holsters at each hip and waited for the thick white veil of smoke to clear.  He let out a long, resigned sigh and winced as he rubbed the shallow gash in his … Read more…

Case is Coming… That’s Justin Case

Any of you Fletch, MiB, Retief, Bond, Bourne and Monty Python fans?  All at once?  I’m hoping you are, because I’ve decided to serialize the first of my Justin Case novels.  It’s called Chemical Burn.  Basically, it will be available chapter by chapter each week for free on both RuneWright and Diascribe, as well as at … Read more…

TACtile presents STEAMED! May 5 ~ August 6 2011

I’m posting this for a friend of mine who is promoting an art show with a steampunk theme. Here’s the verbiage: Steampunk: Mechanical Science meets Victorian Romance Denver, CO—March 8, 2011. Call for Entries for our next show: Steampunk: Mechanical Science meets Victorian Romance The TACtile Textile Arts Center is changing gears–literally!  Artists are invited … Read more…

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