No more room in hell

The day of the dead is officially here!  Today marks the release of Penumbra’s February issue (Zombie Apocalypse theme), featuring a short story by none other than… me! Woo hoo!

To celebrate, I decided to whip up a bonus feature of sorts.  Attached below is my brand spankin’ new mix dedicated to the classic zombie film, Romero’s Dawn of the Dead.  It features a track from the amazing soundtrack by Italian prog-rockers Goblin. The inspired music stands as Dario Argento’s greatest contribution to the film… well, other than financing the whole thing.  One of these days I’ll post about why it’s one of my all-time favorite films.  For now, turn up the volume and enjoy.

EDIT: If the SoundCloud widget above fails to load, as it apparently does on some platforms, the direct link is here.

And while you’re at it, pick up Penumbra and read a batch of great zombie stories that strive to do something a bit different with the genre.

Selling Bleeding Heartland was a singular milestone for me.  My internal editor often struggles with short fiction, so it’s nice to be acknowledged for a such a concise story.  This was my first submission after a directionless hiatus, and I discovered the call for entries with a day or two to spare for a hasty edit. It’s an extensive reworking of a short that was intended for a zombine zine that, unfortunately, failed to rise from the dead.  (Chia, it’s time to publish your excellent prequel as well!)

It’s a good day to die. And live again.