Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reflections: Rejected Again

My dark fiction piece on a lost soul floating his way through life and discovering what he may or may not be through various mundane every day occurrences has once more been rejected.

Originally declined by Pseudopod the editor gave me the following feedback : “I really liked the style of this piece, and the tone is great, but I didn’t really care for the way the
narrator deals with his ……. Finding out that ……just didn’t deliver the impact it really
needed to.”

Then I sent it to Morpheus Tales and the editor said: “we enjoyed reading your story we do not feel the material is right for Morpheus Tales and unfortunately we cannot use the material offered. We liked your writing style, but felt the story could only end one of two ways and it was too easy to predict….”

I deleted some plot reveals from the feedback above, but taking what the editors told me I added some depth to the main character and an extra twist or two making the ending much less predictable. Apparently, the changes weren’t enough for the fine people at Apex Magazine, so onward to another publication!

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Art Machine: Jason Hite

I stumbled across the work of Jason A. Hite on the internet. This guy is making some way cool stuff, as a sculpter extraordinaire. His work is like Clive Barker, MC Escher, and HR Giger got together and had some sort of magical lovechild.

I love his stuff, if only had the cash I would populate my office with his craft s I find it rather inspirational. Rather than me blather on about his creations take a look for yourself:

http://www.hitestudios.com/#!