This wasn’t really that difficult, where would I go if I could pause real life?
It would have to be Barcelona, the fact that I go there often is what makes me want to spend a longer period of time there.
I would love for a family to show me round the city and to discover all the places that tourists don’t know.
This is extremely apt at the moment, as we’ve been going through a huge clear out.
I felt that my possessions were owning me, not the other way round and all had become a mental burden as well as a physical oppression in a small house.
So I’ve been looking at everything I own and if I’ve not used it for two years or I get no use or pleasure from it now it goes. Initially boxed in the loft ready for a car boot sale next year as we continue to review our possessions.
One of the biggest problems I have is I love gadgets, Kindle, iPod, iPhone and an iPad mini. These have all gone now as I’ve got the iPhone 6+ and it covers all the bases that those gadgets were used for.
Another big thing is storage, and I’ve just recently (today) received a cracking set of drawers for my fiftieth birthday (also today) and these now have all my small, useful objects in them.
The contributors for the September 2014 Issue are:
Edward McDermott, born in Toronto, has a professional day job but has chosen to spend his spare time pursuing a writing career. Aside from taking writing courses and participating in writers’ groups, Edward spends his time sailing and fencing, and working as a movie extra. These hobbies, as well as his expansive knowledge of history and quick wit, influence and add context to his work.
Currently, Edward is sailing off the Florida Coast. Perhaps in the Bahamas.
PUBLICATIONS (limited list)
Nothing but Vacuum, Analog SF/SF (2012)
The Soul Eater, Spintingler U.K. (Jan 2012)
Sleep no More,wifiles(April2012)
Number 21 Rue le Sueur,Pseudopod (2010)
Michael W. Lucht’s “Closing Schrödinger’s Box”
Michael W. Lucht is an Australian/German/Singaporean writer. (Long story.) He hopes to either create artificial life or publish a novel — whichever is easier. His fiction has appeared in Nature (Futures section), The Drabblecast, Bards & Sages Quarterly and Island Magazine. See: luchtonline.com/fiction.html
Luke Walker’s “6/13”
Luke Walker has been writing horror and fantasy fiction for most of his life. His novella Mirror of the Nameless is published by DarkFuse, and he has had several short pieces published online and in print. He is currently at work on a new horror novel and a novella. His website is www.lukewalkerwriter.com and he is on Twitter @lukewalkerbooks.
Nick Nafpliotis’s “The Corruption of Rome”
Nick Nafpliotis is a music teacher and writer from Charleston, South Carolina. During the day, he instructs students from the ages of 11-14 on how to play band instruments. At night, he writes about weird crime, bizarre history, pop culture, and humorous classroom experiences on his blog, RamblingBeachCat.com. He is also a television, novel, and comic book reviewer for AdventuresinPoorTaste.com. You can also follow Nick on Twitter @nicknafster79, where he brings shame to his family on a daily basis.
Publication at T. Gene Davis Speculative Fiction Blog
Publication in Horror in Bloom anthology by Visionary Press Collaborative
Publication in Black Treacle
Publication in Terror at the Beach anthology by Noodle Doodle Publications
Publication at Voluted Tales
Bo Balder’s “The Spume Horse”
Bo Balder has published stories in Penumbra, 4starstories and several anthologies, Stitches, Witches and Bitches (Evil Girlfriend Media).
They have also published a Dutch language YA novel(Daughter of the Djinn, BOF, 2011).
Bo Balder is a graduate of Viable Paradise.
S. Kay Nash’s “Pit Stop”
S. Kay Nash is from the desert Southwest, USA. A graphic artist and business writer by day, she writes short fiction, poetry and book reviews. She is a member of the North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop. Visit http://pulleditouttamyass.com/ or follow her on twitter @Gnashchick for more of her work.
Hugh J. O’Donnell’s “The Duke’s Fountain”
Hugh J. O’Donnell is a writer and podcast producer living in Western New York. He is the host of the Way of the Buffalo podcast, and his fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Over My Dead Body, Bards and Sages Quarterly, A Method to the Madness, and others. He spends most writing time blogging and rambling about comics at hughjodonnell.wordpress.com.
Michael Andre-Driussi’s “My Four Foundling Fathers”
Michael Andre-Driussi is a member of SFWA. My fiction has appeared in “Child of Words,” “ParaSpheres,” and “Bards and Sages Quarterly,” among other venues.
P.D. Mack’s “Red Zoo”
P.D. Mack is a pseudonym for Paul McMahon and Dave MacPhereson. Paul’s work has appeared in the NEHW anthologies EPITAPHS and WICKED SEASONS, among others. Dave is a former professional Slam Poet whose work has appeared in numerous print and web journals, including EVERYDAY FICTION.
Wendy Hammer’s “Whatever It Takes”
Wendy Hammer teaches literature and composition at a community college. Her stories can be found in Every Day Fiction, Crooked/Shift, and in the forthcoming Suspended in Dusk, an anthology from Books of the Dead Press. Her dark urban fantasy novella trilogy will be published by Apocalypse Ink Productions. More about her writing can be found at www.wendyhammer.com
Justin Koch’s “Like Father”
Justin Koch is a 30 something writer from USA. He likes Moby Dick, Dostoevsky, mountain biking, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Todd Scott Moffett’s “The Watchmaker”
Todd Scott Moffett received a watch for his fiftieth birthday, but all it tells him is that he’s getting older. He most recently published a story, “The Visitors”, at “Redhead E-Zine”, and has published a fantasy novel, “The Flight of the White Horse”. He lives with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada.