In the Origin of a 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.
This time I’ll be talking about a cyberpunk short story, Karel on the Other Side. It’s been published in the third volume of The Worlds of Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror anthology. The ebook available for free on Smashwords, and the paperback—from Amazon. Continue reading “Karel on the Other Side: the Origin of a Story”
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.
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.
In the Origin of a 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. For the first installment, I chose Miye’s In, a fantasy short story, published back in 2013 by Fiction Vortex. You can now read it on my website. Continue reading “Miye’s In: The Origin of a Story”
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”
Yet another month goes by in my writer’s life. This time it was full of excitement: some planned and long-awaited, some unexpected. I also managed to be quite productive, as if with the summer gone, my body woke up from the “heat slumber”. Continue reading “A Month in a Writer’s Life – September 2017”
Back in December 2016 I was looking forward the New Year with excitement and many plans. I’ve joined the 365 Writing Club (which changed its name from the 365k Club to emphasize the writing routine instead of high word counts) for the third time, and I wanted to focus on polishing my existing works while still planning some new writing.
Of course, as usual, life decided to interfere and within the first days of 2017 it threw me off the track. Continue reading “A Month in a Writer’s Life – January 2017”
This month’s issue of “Phantaxis”, a science fiction and fantasy magazine features my fantasy story “The Arcanist and the Mage Killer”, which is set in the same world as my work-in-progress novel, “By the Pact”, and features the same protagonists.
The magazine is available on Amazon, both as a paperback and an ebook, and via many other online retailers. Continue reading “My story in “Phantaxis””
As you might have noticed, a new section is now available on my website. Read Online is a page listing short stories and other works you can read directly on my website.
The first text I’m publishing is “Miye’s In” – a fantasy story set in the secondary world, in which colonists struggle to survive on the new continent, fearing monsters’ attack, while one girl fall sick with a mysterious disease.
“Miye’s In” is also available on Wattpad, if you prefer to read on this platform. Continue reading “Short story available on the website and on Wattpad”
I have a confession to make: I like short stories. I like to read them, those morsels of distant worlds, bite-sized and perfect for lunchtime and commuting. I like to write them too as they help me experiment with my style and explore all those tiny bits of ideas that wouldn’t suffice to become a basis of a novel. But for some reason many writers I talk to them online neither writes them or considers them worth the effort. Sure, one can’t make much money by writing short stories only, but there are still reasons to stop outlining that sixth novel in the series and instead tell a story in less than 7000 words. Continue reading “7 Reasons to Write Short Stories”