never tana

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Coming around to a postable draft for Never Tana which will be around about the same length as Old Man and the Sea. So call it a novella. 

C.P. Burke writes stuff over here. If you're into horror & weird lit & that kind of thing you'll dig it. 

Keep thinking I'm going to post something long on the blog here about current events or something, then am reminded of what a damn fool thing the internet is and just let the idea go. Sometimes I think the internet of things for Web 4.0 is actually going to defy all the bad sf predictions of noise and go the other way--"silence, and a deeper silence, while the crickets hesitate."  Because everyone will always already be bored by the static they were thrown into. Maybe. Maybe not. 

I've got a novella to finish anyhow. Off to it. Have a good week!  Ta. 

LOG 0002

Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you. 

Writing on Never Tana has been about as much fun as a trip to the dentist, but still rewarding. Hardest parts have been going back and saying, "Nah,! You're out of here!" like some kind of deranged literary bar-bouncer.  

So here is an excerpt.  (Dost thou prefer pdf? Ach, thou art a wee joy!)

If you dig it, let me know. If you hate it...well, be gentle. I have a  thin ego. If, however implausible this might be, you'd be interested in reading more as part of a beta reading thing, then that would make me slam bam damn happy. Find me on twitter @roller_jon or through the gmails [j r c r o l l e r @ g m a i l . c o m]

Forthcoming shall be another short story called "The Vultures of Paradise" set in the same fractured Southern Goth universe as "Appearances".  It's an older story I wrote a few years ago, and I want to submit it to the evil stink eye of Format Mangry the Final Drafter before I put it up on webs (again--most of this stuff is still up on my old tumblr if you can find it *wink*). A friend suggested I write a sequel to "Appearances" which I thought would be really interesting actually. Don't know why that didn't occur to me before, but you'll get a story set in the same universe, as I said, and with the same vibe and feel. Will be up before next Friday. 

The Olivetti seems to prefer scifi and poetry more than anything. Strange.

I'm quite happy that Panera Bread holds my order for me and doesn't care if I sit here all damn day. That's pretty nice. 

In conclusion: if the Olivetti company and / or  Panera Bread want to advertise on my site, or if they are open to me putting some subtle, elegant and artistic product placements in some word arts, then they should contact me at the email address above. Oh, you think I'm joking.

I'm not.  


Back to the bus stop, then home.