Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Taco Marketing

Miscorrection: Awry officially releases in two more days. That’s great news because it means the taco eating fun is almost upon us.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Awry (Miscorrection)

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My name is Lyle. Two months after joining the Karhath, I received my first assignment and felt nervous, excited, and uncertain. On the night of the mission, I witnessed confidential proceedings and discussions that surprised and shocked me. But not all went well. Before the sun rose the next day, a failed plan would turn into a new one, and this one would change the course of history.


This story is included in the ebook All My Fiction. Pay Once—Read Forever


Available for Amazon KindleBarnes & Noble Nook, and on Smashwords.

Do you live in the UK? You can purchase this story for your Amazon Kindle.

Can’t decide if you want to purchase the story? An excerpt is below.

If you have an Amazon Kindle and rather not read the excerpt on the site, you can use the “Send To Kindle” app for your browser or smartphone to read it there. Details can be found on http://klip.meEnjoy!

Awry (Miscorrection)


(Book 1 - Story 5)

Copyright © 2011 B.C. Young

We waited all day. The sun shone through the window and its heat warmed my skin. Fortunately, we sat in a vehicle the entire time with air conditioning blowing on us. Despite being comfortable, sitting in a car outside a famous home all day made me nervous. Every time a vehicle drove passed us on the road, a tingle surged through my stomach, and then the rest of my body. My paranoia got to me, and I knew it. But that didn’t make it any easier to handle. We didn’t have a choice but to wait. If J.J. and I went back empty handed, Aaron would not be happy.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Water

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"There's a man in the water!" someone yelled.

All the tourists at the lookout point congregated around the railing looking into the river.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Taco Broadcast - Episode 01

Below is the first Taco Broadcast. Rather than ramble on about why I am doing this, just watch the video, and that should give you the information you need.

Enjoy!





Thursday, May 26, 2011

A "Disney"rific Time!

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Last week, my family and I took our annual vacation to Walt Disney World. For the last five years or so, we've gone there for vacation for a number of reasons.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mad

Another year of that and she was sure she’d go mad. After all, you can only handle so much.

“Mr. Hubble, this is what you asked for.” she insisted.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Details On The Next Miscorrection Release

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The time is upon us. The next novelette of book one of the Miscorrection series will be releasing next week.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tiny

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Tommy looked at all the assorted ornaments on his grandmother's bookshelf. Many were made of wood and resembled birds and other animals. Something caught his attention, and he noticed one of the ornaments, a colorful little moth, was flapping its wings. It flew in the area and traveled the path of a circle before landing again in the spot it ascended from and remained still.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Belly of the Beast by AJ Powers

The final guest flash fiction piece this week comes from author AJ Powers. This story wraps up the week well, giving us some fiction that has some action. This is the first time I can recall reading a piece of flash fiction that is sci-fi action based, and I have to say it's a fun, fast-paced read. As AJ mentioned to me, you can definitely see the influence of Star Wars, Starship Troopers, and Independence Day in this piece of flash fiction.


AJ Powers wanted to make sure you all knew that he is a professional game developer by day, and a writer by night. (This is too cool, as I'm a big Xbox 360 gamer. It's pretty awesome that I can get a game developer to write something for my blog.) Over the years of working in the games industry, he has come to appreciate great story telling and he's made it a personal mission to tell compelling and thrilling stories that keep the readers on the edge of their seats. AJ Powers current available work is Loose Ends, his debut novella, and he plans on a few more novellas followed up with a full length novel. For more information on AJ Powers visit his website http://www.twistedlexicon.com/ or follow him on Twitter @aj_powers.


Enjoy the story!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dusk Valley by Aden Penn

Here's the third author who accepted the called on Twitter to write flash fiction for my site this week. Aden Penn submitted the story Dusk Valley. This is a great tale, that in my opinion, flips the Walt Disney World concept on its head. What do I mean by that? Well, give the story a read and maybe you'll understand.

There are some points about the author you should know, such as: Aden Penn lives just outside of Austin TX. Whatever the name of the town is, she told me it was funny. She also told me that she writes urban fantasy and science fiction, and she is hoping this year to make the jump from "writer" to "author". I'd like to think she already made the jump to author, because her authorship evidence is below. If you want to learn more about this author, you can visit her web site at http://blog.adenpenn.com or on Twitter @adenpenn.

Enjoy the story!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thought Computers by Amanda Leduc

The second flash fiction author of the week is Amanda Leduc. I'm so glad that she submitted this piece of fiction as it takes an interesting concept and then tells us that not all people are created equal. It's a testimony to life in that we all have different strengths and weaknesses.


Amanda let me know that she was born in Canada, but not only that, she has lived in Ontario, British Columbia, England and Scotland. They are all places I'd love to go to, but will never be, (except for Ontario).  The first novel she wrote is called Instructions for an Inexperienced Lover, and it was shortlisted for the 2008 UK  Daily Mail First Novel Award, and published in 2009.  She also has a second novel, The Raptured, which is currently making submission rounds at publishing houses in both Canada and the US.  She has published articles across Canada, the US, and the UK, won 1st runner up in PRISM International's 2008 Short Fiction Contest, and was a third place finalist in Prairie Fire's 2007 Creative Non Fiction Contest.  She currently lives in Ontario, Canada, where she is at work on her next novel. To find out more about Amanda Leduc visit her blog at http://amandaleduc.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @amandaleduc.


Enjoy the story!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Watch Where You Winkle by Ben Langhinrichs

The first guest flash fiction piece this week comes from author Ben Langhinrichs. Langhinrichs was kind enough to follow the rules I've set for writing and fiction on my site, not once violating my strict guidelines. How he did it, well, I'll never know. But sure enough, he sent me a story that was not only good, but has a great punchline at the end.

Ben Langhinrichs felt the need to point out to me that he is a 48 year-old software designer living in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He said he has a lovely wife, two cats, and three children. One of them still lives at home! I'm fairly certain he was referring to his children when he said that to me, but I'm nearly 100% positive that his wife also lives with him, too.  And he has work published all over the place, most of which he knows about. To learn more about Ben Langhinrichs and his written works, visit http://benlanghinrichs.net or follow him on Twitter @blanghinrichs.

Enjoy the story!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Red

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"Come on, Grandpa," Johnny said as he tugged on his grandfather's shirt sleeve. "Let's go in the park and go on some rides."

"What are you talking about, Johnny? Look at this. We're on a ride. Look at the bright red paint, and all the other cars in front of us. They're all the same color."

Friday, May 13, 2011

Guest Flash Fiction Next Week

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Next week, I will not be able to maintain my blog as I normally do. Since that is the case, I decided to put the call out on Twitter for writer's to do guest flash fiction for the site.

Pricing In Tacos

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After having a conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #pubwrite, some other writers and myself thought it would be a good idea to price our ebooks in tacos. So, one US dollar equals one taco. You might be asking why this is the case. Well, here are just a couple of reasons:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Garden

On the warm sunny day, he walked down the path to the garden, hoping she would be there. They had agreed that no matter what happened, no matter what they experienced, they would reunite. The one place they said they would go was their favorite—a symbol of their love.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Present

The Present Miles Gray has a wonderful life that he has refused to recognize. One day, he receives a present from a friend that is strange and peculiar. Unable to resist the present, Miles goes on a journey that he never could have imagined and that will change his life forever. (Approximately 6,800 words)


This story is included in the ebooks Unspoken Stories - Volume 1 & All My Fiction. Pay Once—Read Forever


Available on Smashwords, or for Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook.


Do you live in the UK? You can purchase this story for your Amazon Kindle.


Can’t decide if you want to purchase the story? Approximately 50% of the story is below.


If you have an Amazon Kindle and rather not read the excerpt on the site, you can use the “Send To Kindle” app for your browser or smartphone to read it there. Details can be found on http://klip.meEnjoy!

New Ebook Release: The Present

All right, I'm on track. I've released the first short story of May and I have another one to write and publish this month. This story is called The Present. It clocks in at around 6,800 words—much longer than I had planned.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Explanation Vs. Interpretation

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I’ve noticed two trends in the book world:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wildlife

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Some people called me mad. But that is so cliché.

Just because a man, albeit a scientist, decides to test an experiment on himself, it doesn't make him crazy.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Book Review: Diversity Problems by Kristen James

Diversity Problems by Kristen James is a short story that raises a question about perfect genetics. What if we lived in a world where everyone looked the same? What if everybody had the same name? Really, what if we lacked identity?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gravity

Here comes the hard part.

Travel to the planet, activate the weapons, and high tail it out of there. The weight of this assignment is heavy. Heavier than anything I have ever experienced, but it has to happen. The enemy would do the same thing to us if they had the chance.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

E-Book Sales Are Like Snowballs

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I thought it would be good to post my current sales totals since I started writing and self-publishing a year ago. I'll admit, these numbers don't look too great, but a positive sign is that I have sold more ebooks each month than the previous month since January.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Miscorrection: Panacea Released!!!

Here we go!

Today, Miscorrection: Panacea, the fourth novelette for book one of the series, has been released. I’ve put a lot of hard work into this story and I am very happy with the it.

It’s important that I thank a couple of people who helped me out with this story:

Now, here’s your chance to get Panacea free or at a discounted rate:

  • If you buy Panacea on Smashwords and use coupon code DY48B, you can get Panacea free! This offer is available for the day of release only, May 3, 2011.

  • For the first week of release, Panacea will be only $0.99. After May 10, 2011, it will go up to its regular price of $1.49


If you do read Panacea, can you please be sure to write a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, your blog, and/or wherever you want? I really appreciate that kind of support!

I hope you enjoy reading Panacea, as much as I did writing it! Enjoy!

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Round

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My life started with a force of air.

I started out small, but grew and grew.

Once I was fully grown, I met my wife, Blue. She was beautiful and perfect. She’d always call me Round, a name she found humorous because she thought it described my body shape so well.