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Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Walking Dead: Heads Up

After a really strong start to the season, Heads Up, was another disappointment.  Even though there was a lot going on in this episode, it’s really all about Glenn and his inexplicable survival.   Glenn Lives   This whole story line can be summed up in one word—LAME.  You have got to be kidding me, Read More…

10 Questions with Edd Sowder

1.      What was the impetus behind starting Burning Willow Press?   By impetus do you mean Motivation or Energy? Both were completely Kindras, my wife and partner, idea. I as you know am an amputee and lost my leg in 2014, after a long fought battle with surgery after surgery to keep it after a Read More…

10 Questions with CC Adams

1.  Tell me more about your story “I’m Taking You With Me”? Without going into too much detail, it shows what someone is forced to do for a loved one. About a year ago, Nella (my friend in Toronto who the story’s dedicated to) told me a story of a suicide from her younger years Read More…

The Walking Dead: Always Accountable

When we last saw Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha, they were leading the zombie horde in a Pied Piper march away from Alexandria.  We saw how that turned out—not so well for our band of heroes, but in the meantime this trio of characters have been ignored.  In “Always Accountable” we got to see what happened Read More…

10 Questions with Adrian Ludens

1.  Tell me more about your story “Question Mark” in the Crossroads in the Dark anthology. AL: That one was fun for me to write, because it’s a premise I’ve often daydreamed about. A millionaire offers you money for answering one simple question. Sounds fun right? But what if you answer wrong? What happens then? Read More…

The Story Behind My Story: Survivors

The basis of my story Survivors is an urban legend.  The urban legend is kids at a supermarket, helping unsuspecting people, usually older or elderly, by packing their goods into the car.  While they are helping the older folks pack the items into their car, one of them slips into the car and is unknowingly Read More…

The Walking Dead: Now

Now was an opportunity for the show to take a step back and take inventory before the next explosion of violence, and unlike last week’s episode, it wasn’t a complete waste of time. Rick Returns to Alexandria Although most people were more interested in finding out whether or not Glenn was alive or dead, I Read More…

10 Questions with Kealan Patrick Burke

1.      What is the most unusual job you’ve ever held? I was a mapmaker for about a week. Not a cartographer, mind you. My responsibilities were to place power cables where the civil authority dictated they should go on ordinance survey maps. Try as I might I couldn’t get the hang of it, and my Read More…

The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke

In The Turtle Boy, eleven-year-old Timmy Quinn is beginning his summer vacation in small town Ohio, where he is struggling with finding things to do.  Everything for him changes,  when he and his best friend, Pete, find a strange boy at Myers Pond, whose ankle is badly mangled and claims he is feeding the turtles.  Read More…

The Walking Dead: Here’s Not Here

All I can say is what an utter letdown and disappointment the episode “Here’s Not Here” was.  There are a number of reasons for considering this episode to be a disappointment.  Let me list the ways, but first a basic premise of the episode.  This was Morgan’s backstory from the time we last saw him Read More…