Saturday, April 12, 2008

Zombie story published

My first zombie sale!

My short story "Zombie Tears" is now up at Tales of the Zombie War.

Just a word of warning: Though my story is not dripping with gore, it isn't for those who don't like such fiction. There are some strong elements in this writing.

11 comments:

Howard von Darkmoor said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats, dude! You rock, man! Nice roll you're on.

Ty Johnston said...

HvD,
I'm curious to find out if you read the story, and what you thought.

If not, no big deal. I know horror and zombies aren't your thing.

Just wondering.

Howard von Darkmoor said...

How long is it? I did consider reading it, but you're correct, horror doesn't usually interest me - but I'll read it before most SF!

I've been typing my novel today, interspersed with emails and catching up on all the EDF tales this morning, so if your's ain't tooo long I'll take a look at it.

Ty Johnston said...

1,700 words

Howard von Darkmoor said...

Hmmm, pretty grotesque, yet what I would expect of my zombies (Tam if you're reading this post, don't read this story - you definitely won't enjoy it).

You're right, I don't really read this stuff, but for what it's worth, I thought the concept sound and I'm fine with a talking z-boy.

As far as story goes, the opening was a little rough for me, in fact I had to go back to reread the first couple lines to get situated. I think the 'pushes' and 'begins' threw me off a bit. Once it's all dialogue it flows fine.

Congrats again on the sale!

Ty Johnston said...

Thanks for reading. I thought it might be a bit hard to swallow.

Howard von Darkmoor said...

you sick bastard you!

FOOTBALL RULES!

Ty Johnston said...

Oh, you mean you like kicking around that little round black and white ball?

Howard von Darkmoor said...

AMERICAN FOOTBALL RULES!

Ty Johnston said...

Yeah, I know. They play football in South America.

Howard von Darkmoor said...

NORTH American pigskin football rules! It is the ONLY sport of authentic S&S fans!

(So there!)
;)