Category: The Ramble

  • Nat Cassidy: Five Things I Learned Writing Mary, An Awakening Of Terror

    Mary is a quiet, middle-aged woman doing her best to blend into the background. Unremarkable. Invisible. Unknown even to herself. But lately, things have been changing inside Mary. Along with the hot flashes and body aches, she can’t look in a mirror without passing out, and the voices in her head have been urging her […]

  • Flash Fiction Challenge: The Revenge Of The Insane Art Robot

    I think we’ll ape the same challenge as last week, just to see if we can LUBE THESE STORY GEARS. Hopefully we’ll get a little more uptake in actual participants? Maybe? Jump in, the weird water is warm. Same deal as last time: I’m going to give you several prompts. Five, this time. You can […]

  • This Ain’t Your First News Rodeo

    A HOT BOWL OF NEWS NOODLES, so let’s get to slurping. a) Hey, look! The Book of Accidents is nominated for a Dragon Award in Best Horror, alongside such luminous beings as Caitlin Starling, Stephen Graham Jones, Daryl Gregory, Kiersten White, and Grady Hendrix. Holy crap! And you can go and vote yourself, if you […]

  • Wayward Giveaway Over At Goodreads?

    Hey, real quick, if you’re the kind of person for whom COOL BOOK GIVEAWAY tickles your various brain parts — Over at Goodreads, there’s a giveaway for ten copies of the Wanderers sequel, Wayward (out 11/15). It runs for another ten days! (I assume it’s an ARC? But also, maybe not? I honestly don’t know! […]

  • Flash Fiction Friday: The Artificially Intelligent Return!

    WELP, you asked, and I am nothing if not a person who listens to his constituents, and wait, what’s that? You’re not my constituents? Many of you aren’t even real? Most of this is a delusion installed into my brain by a questionable artificial intelligence known as Black Swan? Well, whatever. Point is, hey, guess […]

  • Adventures Through Midjourney

    I don’t know precisely what to think about an AI Artbot like Midjourney. I mean, I have thoughts, though these thoughts are not really well-set intellectual-gelatin, y’know? The thoughts, as such, are as follows: a) No, I don’t know if it’s going to be used for good or evil, though assuming the era we live […]