Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #8

Star Date: August 31, 2019 Hello Readers, On a bit of a serious note, on July 21st a wildfire broke out in Flagstaff that threatened several neighborhoods. Our home was not in immediate danger, but we have friends whose homes were right on the line. The “Ready, Set, Go” details were shared widely on social media and stories of neighbors offering transportation, food and shelter for animals and people were uplifting even as the fire …

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Dog People

My story “Dog People” is out in Snot-Nosed Aliens: Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. This is a new story, one I wrote in January when my wife and I were up in the Grand Canyon for her birthday. We had gotten there right before eight inches of snow fell on the canyon and were there after the storm and saw the canyon at its most beautiful. We were also between dogs, it having been about …

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Daisy’s Heart

I am very happy to report that my short story, “Daisy’s Heart” is now available in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #7! This is another one of the stories I wrote in 2017 during my Short Story Marathon. And if I do say so myself, I think it’s one of my best short stories. It’s about a girl who wants to become an android to deal with the emotions of her tumultuous life and ends up growing up …

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Woody and June versus Phantom Company

For reasons I can’t imagine, I haven’t been posting here when an new episode of Woody and June comes out and here we are up to episode 6! Ok… well I guess I can imagine. It’s been a busy year. In any case, episode 6 is out. The blurb is below but if you’d like to get ebooks of the first two episodes for free, join the fun over at the Woody and June Fan …

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Zombies and the Dog Days of Summer

Post-Zombie Apocalypse Reporter, Aleia O here. Greetings Readers, The dog days of Summer are finally here, and as usual dogs are on my mind. We’ll get to Woody and June’s adventures in a sec but first, please indulge me with this little update on our pups. It’s so hot now that Olivia is shedding like crazy and Teddy is finally well enough to go to the groomer. He seems to really love his new summer …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #7

Star Date: July 27, 2019 Greetings Readers, Summer Camp here in Flagstaff has been busy and it’s finally quite hot. Yes, the dog days of summer are here. Our pups are so hot that they only want short walks these days. Teddy got a summer haircut from a professional groomer and he looks adorable. Olivia has been daily shedding the last of her winter coat. They love to play and sometimes cuddle. Here they are …

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For A Horse Named Corwin

Long ago, in another life time (or at least it feels that way), I lived on an 80-acre ranch outside of Globe, Arizona and had a white horse named Snoopy. For years, I rode this horse nearly every day. Often to herd our two milk cows in and at other times to explore the landscape of our hilly desert home. And whether I rode him or not, I cared for him. My horse. My friend. …

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Followup #3: Short Story Marathon, Two Years Later

Two Years On Two years. Wow, I really can’t believe it. A lot has happened to these stories since this crazy experiment was finished: 4 stories have sold (over 13%) and I have a few more sales pending (check the links out below, one is available to read for free online). If all goes as planned that will hit 20%. Amazing. These stories are my first professional sales. See by blog post about The Disappearing …

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The Mystery at Molas Pass

It’s release day! A very special one at that. Our first release of a Campfire Tale is “The Mystery at Molas Pass.” Aleia did a lovely roundup of were we are with Campfire Tales this morning, but I wanted to just highlight the release. As with all Campfire Tales, the story is free to newsletter subscribers (and exclusive to them for a while). If you are one, look in your inbox, the email went out …

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