New Fiction, New Fiction!

I’ve got two new pieces of fiction that went live this week. They’re both short, fast reads. Let me know what you think:

Read “Short Gary Takes a Cow to California” on Esteban’s House of Bizarro

Read “Playcations for Free!” on Bloody Bridge Review

UPDATE (5/27/10): And a third piece for this month just went live at Short-Story.Me. Click here to read “What Philip Did in Tulsa”.

And I recommend checking out the rest of the current issue of House of Bizarro, if that sort of thing floats your boat. Lots of great stuff in there – more fiction, reviews, interviews, and some pretty cool artwork.

Steam Punk Sphinx by Simon Rudd http://www.simonrudd.info

Artwork for Muscle Memory

Feast your eyes on the image that Kaolin Fire made for the MUSCLE MEMORY cover. It rocks and or rolls, and I may have to put it on a t-shirt.

Also got my first blurb back from S.D. Hintz, who loved the story and said this: 

‘Hilariously disturbing! Lowe bends gender roles into a noose and unravels it on an emotional roller coaster where nuclear families explode.’

S.D. Hintz, author of Blood Orchard and Charnel Harbor

… And now, some random minutiae …

NEWS FLASH! – I will have a story in the next issue of Esteban Silvani’s House of Bizarro, the weird wing of Dark Recesses magazine. After badgering poor Esteban with submissions, he finally threw me a bone to shut me up and accepted “Short Gary Takes a Cow to California”. Lucky for him, because I was going to resort to whining next.

Also, a not-so-bizarro story called “What Philip Did in Tulsa” will be up on Short-Story.Me sometime soon. It’s less weird and more mean, a story of vengance that doesn’t go as planned.

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I still haven’t taken my Official Author Jacket Photo yet. I’m conflicted because I was originally going to wear an Ascot and clutch a pipe and hold my morbidly obese beagle and look all stupid for the photo, but now I’m changing my mind. I’m thinking something more professional, like a tuxedo t-shirt, may be in order.

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Spring sports have begun in full swing this week, meaning long evenings of drudgery for me typing up high school track & field results. I hate track. You cannot begin to understand my loathing for track. But once May ends and school lets out, I will be free. It will be a summer of writing for me. With a novella to finish and two other projects needing attention, I am determined to get shit done before next fall so I can concentrate on my two book releases and my first convention (BizarroCon) not related to building products.

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Some friendly advice – Before you eat your next salad, get some bibb lettuce. You can use a leaf as an actual bib, then eat it last and not waste a napkin.

You’re welcome.

New story up at Short-Story.Me

If you like westerns and ghosts and mysterious, dark riders, then you might enjoy my lastest story: Standerfer’s Last Commission. This website is pretty cool if you’re a fan of genre fiction. You can subscribe to their feed and they’ll send you stories.

This story was written for the finale of a contest. I lost to this freakin’ guy. But it was fair and square and I couldn’t have picked a better dude to lose to.