Scary Stories Go Marching Forth

The process of sending out my short fiction has begun, and I already have my first rejection email to prove it.

I’m currently editing “The Redness at the Edge of the Sore” for publication. It’s a story I really like. It came from years of wondering what it’d be like to be an action movie thug, sitting in some rusty sedan and thinking about the TV dinners in their kitchen cupboard. After years of watching those movies, I started cheering for the namelesss thugs more than I cheered for the heroes.

The rejected story is already back out, looking for a home. It’s called “Craft Time at Watering Station, Minnesota.” Its roots go all the way back to finding the occult book section of the Denver Public Library in Denver, Iowa. A small picture book called “Devils and Demons” started scaring me in elementary school.

At a book sale years later, I actually got to buy that book from the library. It’s sitting on a bookshelf in my house right now. I don’t know if that’s good luck or bad luck for me.

They’re both stories I’m very fond of, and I hope to see them in print sometime soon.

Axel

We’re Gonna Win, Twins!

As some of you may already know, baseball and horror are two of the main passions in my life. This website is dedicated to promoting my horror writing – although baseball found a way into that writing with The HooseCows, now didn’t it?

Thanks to http://www.TwinsDaily.com, I have a place to write about Minnesota Twins baseball. Those posts won’t make the front page of http://www.axelkohagen.com, but you can find them listed in an rss feed to the right of this post.

This way, if you want to read baseball bitching and moaning, you can. If not, my other obsession won’t intrude on your enjoyment of the site.

I do like my baseball writing, though. I get to be a little more footloose and fancy free. I hope you like it, too.

Axel

 

Updates and Causing Trouble.

Right now, one of the three readers of The HooseCows final draft has returned their edited copy to me. Two more to go and then it’s time to start a-courting publishers. There are some hip new e-book publishers that have caught my eye . . .

Other than that, it occurs to me a website devoted to your writing progress would be greatly enhanced by having writing progress to report on. Time to break out some short stories and do some damage.

The usual tradition is to send a great story to Cemetery Dance. Getting my name on their Table of Contents would give me a hell of a trophy.

I’ll post a tale here, because this site’s looking a little too bare bones for me. Keep your eyes peeled.

-Axel