Never underestimate a zombie

Never underestimate a zombie
  By PM Ray “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a writer in possession of a good zombie story, must be in want of writing more.” Which makes it tricky when you are the editor of a zombie story anthology. Three years ago my writing group, The Fairfield Scribes, was at a defunct mortuary writing scary stories and we came up with [...]

My Ugly Baby

Posted by Teresa Richards It’s official. I have an ugly baby. Well, it’s not a baby, exactly. It’s a manuscript. A complete-at-83,000-words, edited-so-many-times-I’ve-lost-count novel that feels very much like a part of me. I lost sleep over it. I sacrificed for it. I even put up with the extra pounds necessary to get it here (I mean, who ha [...]


Posted by Peter Keeler I like words. You have to enjoy some aspect of language to be a writer – hopefully every aspect, but you don’t have to favor them all. You can write an excellent story and not play with your words, making your art out of plot and sentence structure and symbolism with very simple building blocks. Take ‘Flowers for Algern [...]

Fake it till you make it

Posted by PM Ray About five years ago I decided to start writing fiction. I thought of myself as “aspiring to become a wannabe writer”. It seemed cute and unpretentious. Nothing annoys me more than the thought of being “that guy” who runs around talking about he’s a writer but never gets anything published. I wasn’t going to do that. Oh no, I [...]


“Passersby did what any self-respecting New Yorker would do: ignore the group of people wading out of the Hudson River.” --Zombie Train

“A newborn zombie sat up in his grave. He looked to his left. He looked to his right. He turned his head in a full circle, looking, looking, looking. Then he howled, ‘Where is my Mombie?’” --Where’s My Mombie?

“I’m undead, I’m allowed to be ghoulish.” – Mallwalker

“The mind may worship Jesus Christ, but the stomach is a disciple of Hunger.” – The Mightiest God

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