No Sh!t, There I Was: I’m Not Taking This Phantom Crap Anymore

We’re back to the sillier and much more literal side of the No Sh!t Table of Contents: I’m Not Taking This Phantom Crap Anymore by David Jón Fuller. In this case, the problem is literally no shit–crap is mysteriously disappearing from the outhouses of a bunch of quaint little lakeside cabins. And it’s up to the intrepid ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: If You’re Hearing This, I’m Already Dead

So what do you call it when aliens are trying to change Earth to be more hospitable to them? Certainly not terraforming. Today’s offering from the table of contents of the No Shit, There I Was anthology is If You’re Hearing This, I’m Already Dead by Sunil Patel. This story stands out for a lot of reasons; first ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Lo, He Has Risen

So in an anthology titled No Shit, There I was, there have got to be some classic “no shit” stories, right? At least you’d hope so–and don’t worry, you’re not hoping in vain! We’ve got a couple that are definitely tales of strange happenings that lead to an odd and hilarious conclusion. The first of these ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Silver Fish

Your space ship has crash landed on a strange moon with a corrosive atmosphere. You are alone. You can talk to yourself–but you don’t like yourself all that much at this point–or you can talk to the odd, alien animals that flit through the stinging air, which look like nothing so much as silver fish. ...

No Sh!t There I Was: Uranus Calling 2

For today’s dip into the table of contents of this anthology (hey, we’re halfway to our goal! KEEP GOING!) I have for you Uranus Calling by Devyani Borade. As you can imagine, with an opening line like No shit there I was, we got a number of submissions from writers who took it a bit literally. And ...

No Sh!t There I Was: The Storyteller’s Sleight

And that’s how I ended up at the gambling table with a motley collection of aliens. Wait, let me back up and tell you the whole story. I knew Wren Wallis‘s The Storyteller’s Sleight was special from the first paragraph. This is not a story that tentatively dips its toes into the world or winks coyly at being ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Steal From the Sun

The great RNGesus has spoken! Today, I get to tell you about Steal From the Sun, by William Ledbetter, yet another amazing story you can read if you support the Kickstarter and get the book. Bill actually goes back to the very inception of this anthology–no shit, there he was. I mentioned my idea for getting ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The One About Jacob 1

As promised yesterday, I asked the great god RNG to pick a story for me to tell you about today, and it has. That story is: The One About Jacob, by Tyler Hayes. The One About Jacob is one of the few dark/horror stories that made it into the anthology–we didn’t get a whole lot of ...

No Sh!t, it’s a Kickstarter, and have I got a book for you. 1

No Sh!t, it's a Kickstarter, and have I got a book for you.
IT’S MY FIRST KICKSTARTER EVER LOOKEE LOOKEE! That’s right, everyone. The No Shit, There I Was speculative fiction anthology is THIS CLOSE to becoming a reality. A reality in which you get 24 amazeballs stories that I would wrestle a roid raging great white shark for, no shit. I’m excited and a little bit terrified, and I ...

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I’ve started up a newsletter. If you just want to hear from me about writing stuff (like when I’ve had something published or have big news), that’s the place to sign up. Email from that will be sporadic. I’ve got two new short stories out! #1:  Fire in the Belly, over at Mothership Zeta. A ...