No Sh!t, There I Was: Really, I’m Like St. Francis That Way… (cont)

Ready for your daily dose of awesomeness from the No Shit ToC? It’s the generally titled Really, I’m Like St. Francis That Way, What With Holding Bird­Like Creatures And All by Adrian Simmons. Really, I’m Like St. Francis That Way… is the most traditional No Shit, There I Was story in the entire anthology. It’s about an innocent ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The Former Minion’s Support Group 1

As of this moment, we have two weeks left on the Kickstarter, with 279 backers and $1,248 left to go. We’re chugging right along. Just keep spreading the word around about the awesomeness from the ToC, and let’s make this book happen. Speaking of the ToC, today’s offering is The Former Minion’s Support Group by Alanna ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The Devil’s Apprentice

Everyone likes Satan and dinosaurs, right? Today from the No Shit ToC, I bring to you: The Devil’s Apprentice by Premee Mohamed. This is another of those stories that crawled into my brain and left me feeling incredibly fucked up. It refused to let me go, and I had to put it in the ToC because, ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: How I Became Coruscating Queen of All the… (cont) 2

Sorry, I couldn’t fit the full title of the next No Shit story in the title field. That’s because the full deal is: How I Became Coruscating Queen of All the Realms, Pierced the Obsidian Night, Destroyed a Legendary Sword, and Saved My Heart’s True Love.  When this story, by Matt Dovey and Stewart C. Baker, ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The Pursuit of Happiness

Welcome to a very special I got up at 0515 in the morning for a flight that has now been delayed until 0945 edition of my No Shit ToC blogging! My apologies in advance to both reader and the writer whose story I’m about to talk about, because I’m not sure how coherent I actually am ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Thou Unnecessary Letter

The No Shit ToC keeps on rolling, rolling, today with a really cool short story by Frances Rowat: Thou Unnecessary Letter. There are several writers who got a little creative with the required opening line for the anthology, but Frances took it and ran off on the orthogonal. When I started reading the story, I had to ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Incursion

Look at us, we passed 250 supporters! WOOOOOO!!!! 65% of the way toward our funding goal, and I’m not even halfway done telling you how awesome all of these stories are. Today’s tale from the ToC is Incursion by RK Duncan, lovely Lovecraftian offering that stuck with those of us at No Shit Central. We all ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The Goddess Whole

Ever wonder how much of a pain in the ass it would be, to be the daughter of a goddess? One of many, many daughters of a goddess? This next story, The Goddess Whole by Heather Morris, has an answer for you. There’s a lot that I love in this story. It’s got a compelling fantasy ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Episodes From the Abner-Mortimer Karmic War

Today’s treat from the No Shit Table of Contents is James Beamon‘s Episodes From the Abner-Mortimer Karmic War. This story, y’all. This story. If Uranus Calling is the silliest story in the anthology, Episodes ties for the funniest. If you watched my video on the kickstarter, I mentioned we have some stories that are laugh out loud funny, and this ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Rudy’s Revenge

There’s a lot of fun to traditional ghost stories, the kind you could imagine telling around a campfire while someone is torturing a bag of marshmallows by running them through with pointy sticks. (Optional Colorado addition: passing around the local microbrew.) The next offering from the No Shit ToC puts me in mind of just ...