Sunday, 15 February 2009

If you have the time...

Issue 2 of Arkham Tales containing my story 'Uncle Eric's Leather Bound Tale' is now available to download. I'm printing it out as I type.

It includes short stories by K.S. Clay, Dev Jarrett, Jason Hardy, Bric Barnes, Bret Tallman, Matt Finucane, John Jasper Owens, and Diane Payne. Poetry by K.S. Conlon, and a novella by Garrett Calcaterra.

20 comments:

Steven J. Dines said...

I'll download the printable issue at work tomorrow and give Uncle Eric a read...

Best,
Steven

Catherine J Gardner said...

Cool. :)

Bobbie Metevier said...
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Bobbie Metevier said...

I deleted my comment after realizing it contained spoilers. But I thoroughly enjoyed the dry wit of Uncle Eric. The boy and his mom . . . adorable. The story was strange and very well written.

(Now I know what a Postman Pat van is!)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Bobby. :)

L R Bonehill said...

Great story Cate – kind of makes me scratch my head in admiration of the sheer abstract surrealism of it all.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Yeah, that's one of those stories that really draws me in - very original!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thank you both for taking the time to read it. :)

Steven J. Dines said...

Very enjoyable story, Catherine. Bizarre, fun, and incredibly fast paced. Loved Uncle Eric... :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks for reading it, Steven.

Ian said...

Loved it Cate - horror and comedy are are tough mix, but great when done like that! It would make a great short film.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

...we've got the beer!

Wait, they probably didn't run that commercial in the UK. Sorry. And sorry to anyone from the U.S. over the age of 35 who now has that jingle stuck in their head.

I've got Arkham Tales in my TBR pile...do they always give them away, or is it a promo thing? I'm noticing more free PDFs lately, and I'm having trouble keeping up...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Ian. And, I wish. :)

Jeremy, Arkham Tales is always free - how cool is that?

Matthew Baugh said...

Cool story! You've got a great sense of the absurd.

I especially liked the giant toad ;)

Catherine J Gardner said...

I adore you. ;)

Alex Moisi said...

A bunch of great stories. I couldn't help but read the whole thing...thanks for pointing it out

katey said...

I am thoroughly ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this fabulous issue. I just love Uncle Eric.

I also love your ability with brilliant little details. It just makes the read delicious!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks for taking the time to read it, Katey. As per usual, I'm still lagging behind and am yet to finish the issue.

Garrett Calcaterra said...

Hi Catherine,

I'm a fellow contributor to the 2nd issue of Arkham Tales and just wanted to say I really enjoyed reading your story. Well done.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Garrett. I need to get back to reading 'Arkham Tales'. Congrats on your novella. I look forward to reading it.