In episode three we had a biiiig table. The topic of conversation ran form the increasing legitimacy of electronic publishing to how to end a short story and link it to a later novel. Guests: Zack Ricks Jeff Hite Timothy Ward Doc Coleman of the Nifty Tech Blog David Sobkowiak and Laura Frechette of Scrivener’s […]
Today’s writing prompt is:
“The man came up the path short of breath, but trying desperately not to show it.”
Our first story is from Jennifer Hudock. We want to thank her for letting us use this chilling little tale and ask you to support her work by visiting her site and buying the Dark Journeys collection. So, without further ado, here is The Handy Man: Cleveland liked to take things apart and put them …Read the Rest
It’s a twisted one, but we here at Abattoir want to bring you an October that you will not soon forget. Black cotton candy served by a clown with shiny eyes, rides controlled be men with the whiff of asylum air still hovering around them, and a haunted house where you just might end up …Read the Rest
Blio, a new reader from Ray Kurtzweil, is something I had been looking forward to. It was released today, and unfortunately isn’t ready for prime time.
I like my Sci Fi with the occasional dose of the absurd so I thought I’d share this quirky little short with you.
Featured Animated Short: Salesman Pete and the Amazing Stone from Outer Space.
Salesman Pete from Salesman Pete on Vimeo.
Episode two is all about “deep reading” and storytelling.
Doc Coleman of the Nifty Tech Blog
SFGate article on deep reading
Ender’s Game Review
Like Skype I am saying take a deep breath. You will need it when we keel haul you. No, seriously you will be underwater a while. We are building a new island in the chain of islands that make up the the Flying Islands. This is the island that is a little harder to get […]
The tile is stark white and the stainless steel work table gleams. Every knife, hook, cleaver and saw stand ready, shining in the harsh fluorescents. Save for a traces of pink at the edge of the floor drains, you’d never know how this room looked while in use. Still, in spite of the order, fear …Read the Rest