Archive for the ‘Blogs’ Category

My friend Carlette found my previous blog entry about the book “The Vampire Slayers’ Field Guide to the Undead” intriguing, so she decided to make it the subject of one of her blog talk radio broadcasts. And she graciously (foolishly?) asked me to sit in. Give it a listen if you want:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/letteschat/2012/08/23/from-lore-to-ludicrous–all-about-vampires

Yaaaay! I got a story published on a Website called “Microhorror.” The gimmick is that every story on the site has to be horror fiction that’s 666 words or fewer in length. I found writing that short to be quite a challenge. So I’ve been doubly impressed with the consistently high quality of the submissions.

All of the stories I’d seen on there were serious. Mine, obviously, is a spoof. I didn’t really expect it to be accepted, and was pleasantly surprised when it was. Here’s the link:

http://www.microhorror.com/microhorror/author/tom-joyce/the-curious-tale-of-the-ghostly-hitchhiker/

Hi. My name is Tom, and I’m a 45-year-old technological illiterate who still hasn’t figured out DVD players, much less all this newfangled post-P.C. stuff. Fortunately, there’s a place I can go to acquire a semblance of tech savvy. “The Mind of Ferg.”

This is a blog by my very gifted friend Doug Ferguson. Doug was into this stuff back in the days when personal computing was an obscure subculture. And a younger, mulleted version of yours truly used to give him a hard time about being into some dorky hobby that was CLEARLY of no practical use to anyone. Yes, I was a moron.

Anyway, after a hiatus, “Mind of Ferg” is back. Check it out for useful information presented in a way that even somebody like me can understand it.

Here’s the link:

http://themindofferg.com/