As part of the SPFBO (details here) all the bloggers taking part have been assigned 30 books. By the end of a six month period the aim is to choose one book to put forward into the next stage. So, I’m aiming to check out 5 books a month. My list first appears here and I’ve picked and […]
If you’ve ever vacationed in the Sea of Cortez, especially sailing amongst the Midriff Islands, you’ve encountered bobitos. Yes, those annoying little flies, gnats, bugs…whatever you’d like to call them. They’re infamous for swarming in your face, getting into your eyes, ears and up your nose, any place there’s even a hint of moisture they can suck up. They don’t bite. They just annoy the devil out of you.
After a miserable panga ride (panga = Zodiac) one spring evening, inundated with the little bastards, I decided to write a story changing the tiny critters from nuisances into brain-sucking zombies. And thus was born “Zombitos” my newest horror short story which has been included in the 2nd Edition of my Skin and Bones collection now available on Amazon.com for just $2.99.
So if you like a variety of horror, dark fantasy, and science-fiction, most of which have been inspired either by my travels or my anthropology training, Skin and Bones is for you. Give it a try. It’s free if you’re an Amazon Prime member.
Skin and Bones: Where Anthropology Meets Horror!
I love the English language. Yeah, it pisses me off sometimes, or maybe it’s just the way people abuse it, unaware that “there” “their” and “they’re” don’t mean the same thing and aren’t interchangeable. But I digress. I love the way we can play with English. Word games, riddles, rhymes, and puns. (My story “The Human Jean Gnome Project” is basically one long pun. You can find it in my e-book, “Gnomes and Aliens” on Kindle.) Really, is there a language sillier than English?
In that vein, and because I’ve had little time to ponder this week’s blog posting while I work on curing my chronic zombiefying migraines, I composed a couple of zombie rhymes for you:
As you cower in fear
of the undead far and near
Holed up in the local mall
armed with just a bowling ball
While tvs play old game shows
would it shock you all to know
that the gruesome zombie
only wishes to shop at Abercrombie.
Should the zombies catch you in Europe
surrounded by blubbering tourists
Just remember this old refrain
the brains in Spain lay mainly in the drain.
Cover photo for the new e-book anthology “Skin and Bones” featuring the novelette “The Fisherman’s Wife” and other stories in the horror, dark fantasy, magical realism and science-fiction genres.