In preparing a story for submission this morning, I was sorting through my old stories. In that process, I stumbled onto these old posts from two years ago (before I started dumping hours and hours into a neverending zombie novel).
What would happen if God got a blog or some other kind of interactive website? What kind of comments would people leave? What if God never responded to any of the comments?
Hey, God, cool blog, man. (Or whatever. I guess Jesus is the son of man, right?) I love it when CEO types start blogging. It’s so easy to think people in control aren’t even normal people. Not that you are normal. But if you are willing to blog, at least you’re meeting me where I’m at–speaking my language, you know? Read more…
Your mission if you choose to accept it: Rewrite the plot of a well-known book of fiction in fifty words or less and give it a genre twist. Hmmmm. Maybe this is where Pride and Prejudice and Zombies came from? The best zombie spoof I could do was The Adventures of Tom Slayer. If you don’t like that one, there are 5 others.
In a backwoods town, Huckleberry Djinn grants 3 wishes to Tom Slayer, but Tom’s last wish accidentally unleashes the Djinn’s demonic father. When the entire town turns into zombie mindslaves, Tom must live up to his name armed only with a bucket of white paint and a 6.5 hp chainsaw. Read more…
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