NaNoWriMo – Week 2

Here we are, then. Half-way through November and my word count is just over the half-way mark. 25’000 words that feel, for the moment, like a complete and utter mess. Hopefully I’ll be able to fix it in revisions, though. Judging by my very vague outline, I’m nearing the half-way point of that, as well, …

NaNoWriMo – Week 1

After about a full week, the word count of my NaNoWriMo project is resting at 16’095, well ahead of the projected 13’336-word average for 8 days in. If you follow me on Twitter (@SturkTim), you may have seen that I’ve been tweeting daily word count updates. Despite the relatively high count, the novel itself still …

Short Story: Ka

For your reading pleasure, here is a short story I wrote earlier in the year: Ka Ramesses II stood looking out across his city, the seat of his great kingdom. It vanished somewhere beyond the horizon, stretching farther than any mortal man could see. In the distant west, Ra’s sun-barque was descending into the Duat, …

On ‘Christmas in Barcelona’ and the Horror of Helplessness

Let’s talk about horror, and the loss of control. All horror may not necessarily be about the loss of control, but I think it’s fair to say that much of it is just that. We see it, for example, in that trope where the twist reveals that the whole town, even the people you thought …

New Short Story coming soon.

My story, Beneath the Arctic, is soon to be published in the Black Hare Press anthology DEEP SEA: A Journey into Cosmic Horror. Here’s a pre-order link for the ebook: https://readerlinks.com/l/1052017 Check it out. -T.E.S. UPDATE (2020-06-23): The anthology was meant to come out on June 16th. It hasn’t, and the amazon page is currently …