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Launching “Foxscriptions”

July 24, 2012

— Most excellent readers and distinguished guests…

…well yes, stop looking over your shoulder, I’m talking to you!   I just wished to announce that I have launched a subsidiary blog to this one,  tentatively called Foxscriptions.  It’s primarily a creative writing blog with my short fictional stories that prior to this point were scattered in a variety of furry web sites that you had to know where to find and then reference my stuff within before it was buried.  This new blog will bring together some of my better older and newer stories in one location, the better to avoid them altogether.

Now what I write is primarily brief impressionistic flash fiction kinda stuff in mostly the fantasy, sci fi, or horror genres, kind of furry Twilight Zone fare.  It usually involves at least one animal character, usually anthropomorphic, and there tend to be underlying elements of speculative biological science although I also occasionally spin tales with metaphysical or even magical elements.  

A link to Foxscriptions for anyone interested is provided under the Blogroll section in the lower right hand column…now you’ve been warned!

Enter the Wolf…

January 18, 2012

– – Before vampires were pretty and made babies with human girlfriends, Anne Rice showed us how things should have been in her acclaimed Vampire Chronicles series that began in 1976.  Rice’s vampire Lestat was cunning, ruthless, rather classy, and quite magnetic, his exploits detailed in a series that had considerable literary merit.  Even folks not ordinarily into vampires found Rice’s  tales a powerful draw.  The giddy ride ended when Rice began writing books about angels and the life of Christ, leaving us literate horror fans to cry in our root beer.

That long dry spell may be alleviated with Rice’s return to horror at least  to a degree in her upcoming release, The Wolf Gift, coming in February on Valentine’s Day (–what could be more appropriate?)!  Called both a return and a departure, Rice’s new work marks a return to the horror genre, but with spiritual  elements as the lead male werewolf character is a kind of protector or guardian.  The book is also a departure in that Rice has never done the lycanthrope scene before.  She is, however, expected to bring her intelligent blend of class and romanticism to the effort while delivering the jolts.

While details about the work are few, it sounds promising.  Perhaps most interesting is the fact that the featured werewolf, a reporter operating in California, suffers no “disconnect” following a transformation; rather, he can recall all of his actions the previous night when in the wolf state.  This werewolf would also appear to suffer less angst about his status, and rather to see the potential in the “gift.”  We learn how the central character became a werewolf, and follow his growth in that condition and as part of a greater scheme.

So I’m looking forward to reading this one, and won’t wait until it’s on the bargain table…The Wolf Gift is not a present I’m likely to return!

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