Archive for the 'Fall Fiction Frenzy' Category

October 31st, 2010

Bonus Halloween Fiction

Dark Valentine Magazine publisher Katherine Tomlinson has a new story up at NoHo Noir:  Wrong Turn.  This is the second in the series edited by Craig Clough and published on Patch.com, a news site serving the communities of North Hollywood and Toluca Lake, California, where all the stories are set.  Think of NoHo Noir as [...]

October 31st, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #31

They said around town she was a witch, but that was a load of crap.

Witch with a B was more like it. They said she was maybe one of those

spell-casting voodoos and all sorts of shit, but Jack’s sister told him and

Dick and Petey that she was nothing more than a retired teacher, soured

because she didn’t have any more students to torture. But old bitch

teachers didn’t wear a small fortune in Navajo jewelry or drive one of

those electric hybrids. Or take up living in a house big enough for six.

She had money, all right. Dick’s mother said the old bat inherited the

house and probably money too and maybe she was a bit senile. That would

explain why she was all alone, and nobody knew if she’d been married or

not, since she called herself doctor so-and-so, though Dick’s mother said

it wasn’t a medical degree. It was Petey who said they could help her out

with that, not knowing what to do with all the money.

The three of them started driving by regularly in Jack’s truck, the

stereo blasting Dick’s favorite tunes for cover, just three guys out

cruising.

October 30th, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #30

WELCOME TO SKULLCRUSHER MOUNTAIN
By Christine Pope
Illustrations: Joanne Renaud
Author’s Note: This novella was inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s amazing mad-scientist-in-love song, “Skullcrusher Mountain.” Jonathan Coulton releases all his material under an Attribution/Non-Commercial Creative Commons license, which makes fan-derived works like this one possible.
VII
Theophilus turned over carefully. He [...]

October 29th, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #29

WELCOME TO SKULLCRUSHER MOUNTAIN
By Christine Pope
Illustrations: Joanne Renaud
Author’s Note: This novella was inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s amazing mad-scientist-in-love song, “Skullcrusher Mountain.” Jonathan Coulton releases all his material under an Attribution/Non-Commercial Creative Commons license, which makes fan-derived works like this one possible.
VI
Somebody ought to nominate you for an [...]

October 28th, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #28

WELCOME TO SKULLCRUSHER MOUNTAIN
By Christine Pope
Illustrations: Joanne Renaud
Author’s Note: This novella was inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s amazing mad-scientist-in-love song, “Skullcrusher Mountain.” Jonathan Coulton releases all his material under an Attribution/Non-Commercial Creative Commons license, which makes fan-derived works like this one possible.
V
Jenna curled herself back up into the hideous flocked [...]

October 27th, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #27

WELCOME TO SKULLCRUSHER MOUNTAIN
By Christine Pope
Illustrations: Joanne Renaud
Author’s Note: This novella was inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s amazing mad-scientist-in-love song, “Skullcrusher Mountain.” Jonathan Coulton releases all his material under an Attribution/Non-Commercial Creative Commons license, which makes fan-derived works like this one possible.
IV
What a fool he was. He’d thought to impress her with [...]

October 26th, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #26

WELCOME TO SKULLCRUSHER MOUNTAIN
By Christine Pope
Illustrations: Joanne Renaud
Author’s Note: This novella was inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s amazing mad-scientist-in-love song, “Skullcrusher Mountain.” Jonathan Coulton releases all his material under an Attribution/Non-Commercial Creative Commons license, which makes fan-derived works like this one possible.

III
Jenna opened her eyes. She stared up at the dark hangings overhead [...]

October 25th, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #25

WELCOME TO SKULLCRUSHER MOUNTAIN
By Christine Pope
Illustrations: Joanne Renaud
Author’s Note: This novella was inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s amazing mad-scientist-in-love song, “Skullcrusher Mountain.” Jonathan Coulton releases all his material under an Attribution/Non-Commercial Creative Commons license, which makes fan-derived works like this one possible.
II
Somehow she managed to survive the dinner. Actually, the food was very good, [...]

October 24th, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #24

WELCOME TO SKULLCRUSHER MOUNTAIN
By Christine Pope
Illustrations: Joanne Renaud
Author’s Note: This novella was inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s amazing mad-scientist-in-love song, “Skullcrusher Mountain.” Jonathan Coulton releases all his material under an Attribution/Non-Commercial Creative Commons license, which makes fan-derived works like this one possible.
I
Of all the ways Jenna Masterson had thought her day might end, none had [...]

October 23rd, 2010

Fall Fiction Frenzy #23

Lara couldn’t say for sure when she first noticed there was something “off” about Father Petrillo. The hospital’s Catholic chaplain was always perfectly polite to her as he went about ministering to the sick and counseling their families, but as the granddaughter of die-hard Communists, Lara had grown up agnostic in a household where Catholics were referred to contemptuously as “mackerel snappers.” And there was something decidedly … wrong … about the priest.

One day she realized she wasn’t the only one who found the priest a little … peculiar.