My story, “The Lacquered Box” was recently published in Jack O’Spec, an anthology of Halloween short stories. It’s a very good antho, one that I highly recommend and would even if I didn’t have a story in it. But I do.
A site called Bending the Spine (http://bendingthespine.blogspot.com) recently reviewed the antho and singled my story out for praise.
Prior to today’s PugVenture©!
My friends at One Buck Horror have a new issue out, this one devoted to our favorite undead shufflers. It’s called One Buck Zombies, and it’s available at Amazon and B&N for just .99 cents. It’s got five new zombie stories, and though I don’t have a story in this issue, it’s nice to support people who are doing a good job and trying to put out a good product.
Here’s the link. Pop in and grab one.
The publisher also has a great promotion running. Stop by their site and take a look:
Was a bust…well, at least from the standpoint of what we had planned anyway.
The idea was to take the pugs, Sadie & Sylvia, to a great little park nearby, Lone Elk Park. The park is a great drive-thru place to ogle wildlife from the safety of one’s own car, particularly elk and buffalo.
Both dogs are driven to distraction by large mammals, particularly horses. Horse are, even when they’re only seen on television, Sylvia’s nemesis. So, Deb and I thought a nice drive on a great fall day to see large mammals that might cause the pugs to spontaneously lose their shit might be a great idea.
Unless, of course, you are the two least observant pugs. In. The. World.
Granted, the large mammals didn’t come right up to the car, as Deb and I had supposed (and had even been a little worried about). But our two darling girls didn’t seem to see them at all. Oh well, at least there was a ride in the car, which Sylvia loves.
So, here are a few pictures of what they didn’t see.
P.S. There was an element of shadiness here, on my part at least. Domestic animals are not allowed in the park, even in cars. But what the hell…they’re small…and they’re pugs…and they couldn’t have cared less anyway.