Zombie Podcast

Posted by Nicky Drayden on May 20, 2011 in Announcements, My Fiction

My zombie love story “You Had me at Rawwwr” is up at Drabblecast.

This one’s a favorite of mine, and I’m glad to see it get a little TLC.

 

Photo by Aidan O’Sullivan, Creative Commons

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Delightfully Twisted Tales

Posted by Nicky Drayden on May 6, 2011 in Announcements, My Fiction

My two short story collections are officially in the wild. This has been a little experiment of mine, dipping my toes into the ebook world. Delightfully Twisted Tales, Volumes One and Two are available in a variety of formats, and Volume Two is absolutely, completely and 100% free! Each ebook features three previously published pieces and one piece never before seen! Well, they’ve been seen by me of course, but the point is that there’s a bit of fresh material in each ebook.

Delightfully Twisted Tales Volume One: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind 

A shifty shapeshifter cons an intergalactic casino, a married robot couple moves to the burbs, punker space rhinos invade a small town in Colorado, and you, yes you, get to see firsthand what goes on in one of the strangest restrooms in the universe. This delightfully twisted collection of four short stories is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.

Price: 99 cents
Available Formats:
Nook
Kindle
iTunes
Others (PDF, Online, Etc.)

Delightfully Twisted Tales Volume Two: Fire, Fangs, and Brimstone 

An old demon gets caught up in the bureaucracy of hell, a little girl is chosen to dance for fire-breathing goddesses, a hellhound finds a loving home, and a werewolf dabbles in the online dating scene. This delightfully twisted collection of four short stories is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.

Price: Free!
Available Formats:
Nook
Kindle
iTunes
Others (PDF, Online, Etc.)

Volumes Three and Four will be coming out in the next couple months, so be sure to keep an eye out!

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Skinny Jeans of the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by Nicky Drayden on May 1, 2011 in Announcements

My story “Skinny Jeans of the Zombie Apocalypse” is now up at Allegory! If you haven’t already had your zombie fix for the day, head on over there and check it out. Here’s a sneak peek:

Evelyn stared at the ad kiosk in front of the Gap, unsure if it was worth risking her life for thirty-five percent off skinny jeans. Fifty, maybe. The hems on hers were fraying, and her mother always stressed the importance of keeping up appearances, especially in times like these. Still, Evelyn felt guilty about splurging on her wardrobe when warm food on the dinner table was no longer a guarantee.

She peeked around the kiosk, ignoring the smacking sound of Chanti polishing off the last bit of her Wetzel’s pretzel. At least twenty zombies were hoarded up inside the store, shuffling and ambling, folding knit cardigans with minimal dexterity, and straightening racks of striped hoodies with mindless abandon.

Chanti nudged her from behind. “Come on, Ev. It’s not like they’re going to bite,” she said, licking the salt off her fingers, then puckering her lips.

“But I’ve heard–”

“Rumors,” Chanti scoffed, then pushed Evelyn inside the store.

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In other news, I’m 700 words into my first Story a Day in May.  So far so good! I also made a short story sale to Daily Science Fiction!

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