Wednesday, November 04, 2009

When Living is a Crime

My rather dark SF short story When Living is a Crime has been published in the latest issue of Tales of the Talisman, which can be ordered from The Genre Mall at

Info about the issue: Karen Anne Mitchell introduces us to a Taiyiha--a woman who has been made into the ultimate lover by aliens--and a lonely man who faces his own inner demons. Join Lawrence R. Dagstine as he shows us the lengths a werewolf must go to adopt a child. Danielle Ackley-McPhail gives us a glimpse into the life of a lonely man and the solace he receives from a humble visitor. J Alan Erwine will show you a dark future where a soldier who has seen too much is treated as a criminal. This issue includes eleven stories and eleven poems guaranteed to sweep you away on wings of the imagination. Don’t miss the autumn 2009 issue of Tales of the Talisman!

The opening paragraph of my story: Moonlight through a smoky haze and a field strewn with contorted corpses. That was the sight Niklas found when his brain finally let him see again. He didn't know who the invaders had been, but he knew the corpses on the field. Bodies that had fallen on one another until rigor mortis finally set in, locking them in poses out of Satan's version of the Kama Sutra. Friends who had gone to the Great Beyond before him. Friends that would hopefully guide him in the days and weeks to come.

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