February 5 is the 100th birthday of a wof William S. Burroughs, a writer who influenced me a great deal,
Not only did reading Birroughs teach me a lot abt writing interesting characters that no one expects (as well as a love of elipsis!), but listening to Burroughs read, over and over, has taught me how to read my own work out loud. What a voice.
Burroughs also taught me how to write very visually, as well as how to make outsiders and the generally disliked in to heros. Like these examples from The Place of Dead Roads.
“Upshot” — A blind woman, a semiautomatic pistol and an incendiary device.
My first flash fiction, very short story. Just right for reading on your handheld device!
Available FREE at most ebook outlets, and available in DRM-free files for all devices. (I will add more stores as the story becomes available through them.)
Smashwords (You can get this story FREE in all ebook file formats. Download the story and then side-load it in to any device you want to read it on.)
Apple / iBooks (iPhone, iPod, iPad) (Also available for FREE via all of Apple’s other nation-specific online stores)
Kindle (In order to get this story for FREE for your Kindle follow this link, download the .mobi file and then side-load it in to your Kindle.)
Nook / Barnes and Noble
Kobo (Also available for FREE from all of Kobo’s nation-specific online stores.)
Deran Ludd reading “Upshot”
I previously mentioned that the Siege of Sarajevo, from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996, was a backdrop for a story I wanted to tell, and I found the characters that I wanted to talk abt in this article that appeared in the New York Daily News on July 28, 1991, the day after my birthday. And then the Siege of Sarajevo began the next year, and it went on and on and on, and I realized I wanted to tell a story abt the kids in the newspaper as refugee kids in a US city torn down and worn down by internecine civil war.
Filed under News, No Aloha
I recently recorded this zombie broadcast off a live line discovered in the ruins of the telephone switchboard room of a collapsed hotel in the abandoned mining town of Electrograd, Washington.
I have an old short story, a very short short story, newly released as an e-short story, He Has A Face Like A Steel Trap. It is now available for free, in all file formats – .epub, .mobi, .rtf, .pdf etc) via Smashwords. As well as from individual online books stores.
You can watch the promotional video trailer I made for He Has A Face Like A Steel Trap here.
(For files from Smashwords you’ll have to “side-load” them into your ereader or mobile device/phone ereading app. You can install any number of free stand-alone ereading software on your computer and just read it there , as well.)
Barnes and Noble
(I have no idea why B&N did not add the book cover?)
Kobo (This story has not been added to the Kobo store yet, but you can download an .epub version from Smashwords and side-load it into you Kobo reader)
Kindle - I’m giving my short stories away for FREE, but Amazon wants to charge $.99 (If you want to spend money on me at Amazon, buy a copy of my novel No Aloha for your Kindle). You can have He Has A Face Like A Steel Trap for your Kindle for FREE, just follow the link and download the free .mobi file at Smashwords and then sideload it in to your Kindle.
The video trailer for my newly published story, He Has A Face Like A Steel Trap.