To Conquer the Sea: The Origin of a Story

In the Origin of the Story series I’ll be sharing insights of how some of my stories came to be. What inspired them, and what kind of process followed it. All of that spoiler-free, so you can still enjoy the story if you didn’t have a chance to read it yet.

Today I share the process behind my post-apocalyptic short story, To Conquer the Sea. As you will see, it traveled quite a lot publication-wise, but it’s now available on my website. Continue reading “To Conquer the Sea: The Origin of a Story”

My story in The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror III

Today, The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror III – an anthology edited by Robert N Stephenson has its release. I’m pleased to announce that among stories by writers from all over the world you can also find mine. Set in cyberpunk-like setting, Karel on the Other Side is a story about a cybernet glider who suddenly finds herself on the other side… of everything.

The book is available in multiple ebook formats on Smashwords, and as a paperback from Amazon.

The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror cover

About the anthology:

The Anthology that collects short stories across three genres from all over the world. While all authors are paid for their work, the eBook is free, or at a low cost to cover the service offered by Smashwords. If a print book is required then it is available on Create Space and Amazon at cost price plus shipping. This non-profit project was designed by Robert N Stephenson to find new and establish voices in genre and give them an outlet for their work. Please do support this enterprise by sharing and letting others come and download the book.

Two Stories of Mine in a Polish Anthology

Yesterday was the release day for a Polish anthology, Memento. Opowiadania o życiu i śmierci. (Memento. Stories About Life and Death) by RW 2010 Publishing House. Inside, you can read not one, but two of my stories. Bębniarz pana Roache (Mr. Roache’s Drummer) addresses the theme of death in a quasi-steampunk setting, while Siedem procent szans (Seven-Percent Chance) deals with living.
Continue reading “Two Stories of Mine in a Polish Anthology”

My story in “Bierz mnie” anthology

bierz mnie_ENA new ebook was released yesterday by RW2010 publishing house. “Bierz mnie” (“Take me”) is an anthology of speculative fiction stories with erotica as their theme, and my fantasy story “Sanne i drewno” (“Sanne and Wood”) is one of them.

Publisher about the anthology:

Books are not the only thing writers love and the literature is not the only thing they can pleasure from – after all, they are women and men. The authors of this anthology gave birth to nine daring stories about that most human thing, though at times it’s also the foreign thing, for the enjoyment of the readers looking for the new experiences. The past, the present, and the future mix with places far and near, science and magic mixes with intimacy and desire, and beauty—with ugliness; exotic things weave into those common ones, subtletly with straighforwardness, and love—with sex. From all this comes an anthology to wake up senses and excite the imagination, but also to give the readers some thought, not only during a long, sleepless night.

Authors: Istvan Vizvary, Katarzyna Kowalewska, Stanisław Truchan, Katarzyna Uznańska, E. M. Thorhall, Grzegorz Piórkowski, Joanna Maciejewska, Radosław Lewandowski, Dawid Juraszek.

New drabbles in Polish and English

NewsENLast weekend has been good for flash fiction.

Two of my drabbles “Jaki ojciec taki syn” (“Like father like son”) and “Kołysanka” (“Lullaby”) have been published in Polish e-zine’s “Szortal Na Wynos” special autumn edition. You can download the issue in multiple formats (epub, mobi and pdf) from Szortal’s website.

At the same time I have pleasure of being once again a part of Fiction Writers Group’s Halloween drabble anthology. My “Anna’s Special Day” have been published in the “Frightful Tales for All Hallow’s Eve” and is available in pdf format on the group’s website.

Another year goes by…

2014ENA couple of days I got an automatic post from Facebook inviting me to view my 2014 summary and – of course – share it with my friends. I looked out of curiosity and noticed that the snippets were based on the pictures I uploaded and the amounts of “likes” they got, so Facebook pretty much missed most of the important events in my life. I shrugged and created my own: a simple collage of seven anthologies published this year. Because, in the end, writing is one of the most important parts of my life and I always get very excited seeing my stories released. Continue reading “Another year goes by…”

My story in Polish anthology

Do diabła z bogiem 500x708A new ebook was released yesterday by RW2010 publishing house. “Do diabła z bogiem” (“To hell with god”) is an anthology of speculative fiction stories with religion as their theme, and my “Wszyscy jesteśmy bogami” (“We all are gods”) is one of them.

Publisher about the anthology:

To hell with god… But which god? To which hell and why? Ten authors answers these questions in different ways, but they are not kneeling down. Can speculative fiction writers write about religion? Our anthology proves that not only they can, but they also should! The result of confronting beliefs with reason, past with the future, magic with fantasy might surprise you. And some of you might come to a conclusion that everything is… fiction.

Authors: Grzegorz Piórkowski, Bartłomiej Dzik, Stanisław Truchan, Hanna Fronczak, Karolina Cisowska, Anna Dominiczak, Paweł Ciećwierz, Joanna Maciejewska, Istvan Vizvary, Dawid Juraszek

 

Halloween Drabble Anthology

FGW_Halloween_drabbleMy drabble “They Just Love Halloween” is a part of newly released drabble anthology “Jack-o’-Lantern Tales of Treats and Tricks”. The collection was made in a collaboration of Fiction Writers Group from Facebook and is available as an ebook. It can be downloaded for free in PDF format from the Writers Anarchy website or bought as MOBI from Amazon.com.

If you are looking for spooky one hundred words anthology, you sure are in for a treat: Vengeance-seeking ghosts, creatures beneath the stairs, heartache and grief, and the joy of young children’s trick-or-treating exist side-by-side in this drabble collection. Written specifically with a Hallowe’en theme by members of Fiction Writers Group, the stories in this anthology come from authors across the globe, and span a wide variety of genres. Open a page and join us in celebrating Hallowe’en!

My story in “Of the Dead & Dying: Tales of the Apocalypse” anthology

ofdeadanddying I have a pleasure to announce that my story has been published in the anthology by Witty Bard Publishing, “Of the Dead & Dying: Tales of the Apocalypse“. “To Conquer the Sea” (“Pokonać Morze”) initially has been published in Polish language in “Science-Fiction Fantasy i Horror” magazine and was translated by me.

The anthology is available as ebook on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

My drabbles in Polish anthology “Po 100 słowie”

Szortal fiction 2 Postosłowie_0Szortal, Polish website dedicated to flash fiction, prepared a new anthology in cooperation with the Solaris publishing house. “Po 100 słowie” is fully dedicated to drabbles and consists of 460 texts written by 80 authors, including six of my own. The anthology is available for sale on the publisher’s website and will have its official release during on Polcon convention in Bielsko-Biała.