Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Blood-Spattered Blog Post

My flash story A Blood-Spattered Letter from Mr. Grim is today's story over at the wonderful, Everyday Weirdness making July 1st full of goodness. Those with weak dispositions or scary spouses should ignore the link.

And don't forget Necrotic Tissue and Apex Magazine reopen today for submissions. What did I say: July 1st full of goodness. I've had two stories burning a hole in my inbox all week.

Starting Saturday, I'm going to be adding a new regular blog feature - Somebody Else Saturday - where I intend to pimp other people instead of me, me, me. I've already composed this Saturday's post for the first victim person I want to promote. Maybe it's you, then again, maybe it isn't.

19 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Well, and violently, done! : )

Jamie Eyberg said...

It reminded me, vaguely, of Sumerset Maugham's short story of death. I liked it.

Adam Blomquist said...

Loved the story Catherine, very cool.

Also thanks for the heads up about Apex...

Damon Lord said...

I fear the postman who no longer bringeth lettres, but bringing fear. Nice story.

onipar... said...

Brilliant. And how is it I've never heard of this magazine? I think the ol' submission fairy's a-callin'.

Josh Reynolds said...

Very nice. I liked that story quite a bit.

Aaron Polson said...

So delightful! I do enjoy a good visit from the reaper!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Such a lucky guy, to have been given all of that warning. I'm officially scared to look in the mailbox.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Morbidly hilarious!

Just wait til the Reaper goes high tech and starts faxing and emailing those letters. Maybe Twitter will be next! That's it, if I get an email that says Death is following me on Twitter, I'm blaming you! lol

Jeremy Kelly said...

Good story, Cate. I enjoyed reading it.

Danielle Ferries said...

Nasty and ironic. I loved it.

abrokenlaptop said...

"Regards, Death" absolutely rocked as a line. I loved it!

I wanted to ask about HWA. Are you actively pursuing it, or you'll get there when you get there? I'm realizing now that I'm underselling things like CRAZY, and it might take me forever to get in!

-Mercedes

Ian said...

Bloody good! And thank you for "Blood-Spattered Blog Post" - I am imagining someone beaing beaten to death with a text-filled monitor...

katey said...

Ooh, wasn't that the first one you wrote on your new laptop? Very creepy, very entertaining :D

Carrie Harris said...

Cool idea for Saturday.

My hubby is scary, but not that kind of scary.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks to everyone who read the story. :D

Mercedes, I'm actively pursuing it and failing. I have 2 pro sales (though I'm not certain the Necrotic Tissue one counts) and I'm desperate to earn the 3rd. I've been on the short list (forever) for a pro-rate mag and I'm going to be gutted when I get my no - I'm expecting it anyday now.

abrokenlaptop said...

I'll send "Yes!" vibes, and will you an acceptance from that magazine!!

Jodi Lee said...

Wonderful, still! And of course, as usual, I'm desperately jealous of the title. :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Mercedes.

Thanks, Jodi. :D