Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Owen! (with free stuff for everyone)

Owen turns six today, broken parts and all. Happy birthday, buddy.

In the interest of pruning my overloaded bookshelves, I've started a rolling list of books I'll gladly "give" away for the cost of mailing them. Check it out here.

Finally, I have a story at Flashes in the Dark today. "Communion" isn't pleasant. I took one rejection from a paying market that made me feel dirty for writing it (more on this topic Monday) before sending it the FTL Flashes. The idea sparked from the old Time Magazine cover from April '66:

I feel the story is one of those "makes you think" pieces. I don't write splatter-porn, and I'm not ashamed of being a horror writer.


Jamie Eyberg said...

Happy Birthday Owen! Six rocks!(not as good as 16, but that is for another time.)

I think that magazine cover has sparked a lot of stories, including a blurb in the book I am reading now.

Corinne said...

Very cool work! Stuff like this really proves the utter awesomeness of flash fiction.

And happy birthday to Owen!

Kat said...

Happy birthday to your little boy. (I have two boys who are six and seven.)

That story was intense, really nicely done. I wasn't expecting the ending, but wow. Kudos.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Happy Birthday, Owen!

Cate Gardner said...

Happy Birthday, Owen.

I'll check out your story tomorrow. I have the family here today.

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - I remember that issue of time in Rosemary's Baby.

Cory - Thanks!

Thanks, Kat. Glad you "stopped by".

Rebecca - He's smiling ear to ear.

Cate - Enjoy the fam!

Jameson T. Caine said...

Happy birthday, Owen!

Aaron, that story was chilling.

Katey said...

Ah Nietzsche, you weren't just ahead of your time, you're ahead of ours. Left a comment over there, but I loved it. Your execution is always flawless, and this is no exception.

Hope the kid had a good one, bless his sweet little broken-armed self. I miss the days when birthdays were exciting magical things!

Cate Gardner said...

I've been so me-me-me, I almost forgot to read your story. Unnerving as always.

Jodi Lee (Morrighan) said...

Happy belated b-day to Owen!

Unsettling, Aaron. Quite.

Danielle Birch said...

Loved the story, well done. And happy birthday to Owen.

Fox Lee said...

Happy BIrthday, Owen! Yatta!

PS: Your father will explain that last part when you are older.