Not sure how interesting this is, but I thought I would share a few updates on my current writing projects. Here goes:
1.) Just finished up a Lovecraftian story called "The Way We Are Lifted," clocking in at a sizable 5500 words (about 22 pages). The story takes place on the top floor of a ruined skyscraper many years after a flood has decimated the world's population. Two young girls being held captive decide to escape by entering the lower levels of the building, only to discover something sinister lurking below. I wrote this story per request, and although I can't comment on the specifics quite yet, it will hopefully be out sometime later this year.
2.) Doing the first round of edits on a story called "Exploration of Room B," written specifically for EJP's Carnival of the Damned Anthology, edited by Henry Snider and David C. Hayes. This one is around 6500 words and is shaping up nicely. The story centers around a House of Horrors ride with a "special room" for people who aren't too nice to their kids.
3.) Finally, last December I began writing a novella called "Whispers of Immortality." Yes, I know that title is a poem by TS Eliot, but I like the way it sounds. It's only a tentative title anyway. I wrote 60 pages and stopped in order to let it mellow out before deciding where to go next. I am now looking forward to rejoining my made-up friends on their strange quest. The story is about a Search and Rescue volunteer who investigates a string of disappearances centering around some hunting cabins. There's plenty of hand-to-hand fighting and walking through the woods, so epic fantasy fans might dig it.