Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Hallowell Holdings" Accepted and "Their Blood Shall Be Upon Them" Finished


I've had a pretty productive week. I heard from QueeredFiction about a Gothic story called "Hallowell Holdings" (See my August 14, 2009 post for more). The story will be included in their Queer Gothic anthology next year.

I also finished a story called "Their Blood Shall Be Upon Them" and submitted it for consideration for an upcoming anthology. This is the uniform story I talked about in my last post. It ended up being about politics and religion and violence. There's a thematic arc that comments on the power of street violence to support totalitarian regimes, and there's some crazy, dark sex in it. What happens when a man who gets turned on by dangerous men and violent sex meets the psychopathic leader of a Chrisitian paramilitary organization? (Think of a hot, muscular skinhead version of Nazi SA leader Ernst Rohm.) You'll have to wait and see.

Normally I try to link the photos in my posts to the source, but I found this ages ago and I don't know where it came from. The pathos speaks to me tonight as I wind down from my tale of murder and sex and mayhem in the streets of Washington, D.C.

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