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The benignly-neglected online home of writer Desmond Warzel

Updates and such.

I see it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I’m not sure why. I’m not a blogger; this was only ever going to be a means of announcing story publications anyway. I’ll try to do better. At any rate, a few things have happened since last I emerged from hiding, and, for the benefit of this blog’s three readers. Here they are:

  • One of my earliest published stories, “Called,” found its way back into the public eye last September on the Digital Fiction Publishing website as part of their “Quickfic” short fiction feature. This story first appeared in two online magazines: AlienSkin and, subsequently, Golden Visions. Both of these publications have since vanished from the material sphere, so it’s nice to have the story available again.
  • Also a part of this “Quickfic” project is “Same-Day Delivery,” which they reprinted in August 2016. This one first appeared in On the Premises back in 2010. See also its audio adaptation on the Cast of Wonders podcast. The only thing cooler than a story about a narcotics-smuggling wizard is an audio story featuring a narcotics-smuggling wizard with an Australian accent.
  • Likewise, “Cosmetic Procedures,” which first appeared in 2011 in an anthology called It Came from Her Purse, appeared as part of Quickfic back in December.
  • Issue 245 of Cast of Wonders (April 26, 2017) featured my 2013 story “One Thing Leads to Your Mother,” narrated in the golden tones of Patrick Bazile, about whom I can’t say enough good things.
  • supernatural horror short storiesPress, edited by Laura Bulbeck. This book contains contemporary stories from living authors (like me) alongside classic dark tales from people like Ambrose Bierce and Arthur Conan Doyle. If that sounds like it interests you, check it out.
  • My 2013 story “The Final One Percent” has been reprinted in the rather handsome hardcover tome Supernatural Horror Short Stories from Flame Tree Press, edited by Laura Bulbeck. This book contains contemporary stories from living authors (like me) alongside classic dark tales from people like Ambrose Bierce and Arthur Conan Doyle. If that sounds like it interests you, check it out.
  • My humorous time-travel story “You Can Not Have a Meaningful Campaign if Strict Time Records Are Not Kept” represented yet another contribution to Quickfic back in April.
  • Speaking of time travel, my story “I Only Time-Travel During School Hours” appearstimetraveltales in Chappy Fiction’s Time Travel Tales, edited by Zach Chapman, alongside works by such luminaries as Robert Silverberg and Sean Williams. Do check it out.
  • And, in news from the future, an audio adaptation of my fantasy story “Irresistible Forces” is pending from the fine folks at the Far-Fetched Fables podcast, and my story “Scorn Not the Least” is forthcoming in Kaleidotrope. More on those as they approach.

(N.B. All of this information, and all other publication info, is always available on the Bibliography tab of this here blog.)

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