Junior Inquisitor

Junior Inquisitor

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Turning the mundane into adventure


Adventure Time


Once upon a time in the Land of Farishes, dawn broke across the realm to reveal two sick little girls. They were cranky, they sneezed a lot, were probably infectious, and did I mention cranky? Sadly, the local educational entities did not allow children with leishmaniasis or bubonic plague or whatever affliction the girls had to attend classes. The lovely Lady Red had a meeting she had to attend as there were underlings who failed to understand her simple, perfectly clear directions. Floggings would probably be necessary. Which left our exceptionally handsome leading man to deal with the miniature plague carriers. Risking death, or worse, man-flu, our ruggedly handsome hero screwed his courage to the sticking point and attended to the needs of the little girls.

Cranky!

After assisting the girls don their raiment, kilts of course, and wiping the glob of mucus from his hair, a gift from the smallest of the sickly short ones, the classically handsome hero prepared breakfast. However, all was not well. The was a dearth of maple syrup in the land! What evil Canadian vampire had drained the trees and syrup bottles! Worried the girls might resort to cannibalism rather than eat waffles without maple syrup, our hero set out on a quest.
Long and perilous was the journey, uphill, both ways, in the snow! Worse, there was a Maryland driver unaware that driving and self-performed pedicures did not mix. Despite the inability of Old Line State drivers to drive, howling, gale forces winds, the little girls near death from a lack of food and reminding our handsome hero of said fact every few seconds, Team Farish arrived at the Emporium of Lions.
Maple syrup was bartered for as well as honey (side-quest!), and after trudging uphill in the snow for the requisite five miles, Team Farish returned home. 


Waffles with out syrup is sacrilege!


Waffles were toasted, maple syrup poured, and happiness was achieved. 
No one is crying, for the moment.

All was well, until one little girl noticed the other little girl had the better fork. But that is a tale for another time.




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Now back to the important stuff, my books.

Yes, I am working on a new one.
Yes, I will finish it someday.
No, I'm not sure when.
No, I will not give spoilers.
Until then, if you haven't read my other books, try those first.



Ears burning?
Demons whispering madness?
Block the crazy with Junior Inquisitor, now an audio book
Junior Inquisitor Audible
 
 
 
Want to read the old fashioned way?
Click on the links and enjoy.
 
Junior Inquisitor Book One  


Soulless Monk Book Two  
 Smashwords https://goo.gl/NXw3Gr
Inquisitor Series http://goo.gl/5lCyaX
 
The Witch’s Lair Book Three 
Smashwords - https://goo.gl/MokJnC 
 Inquisitor Series http://goo.gl/mJtTf8 
 
The Vampire of Rome Book Four
Smashwords The Vampire of Rome

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hand-crafted short stories of horror

There's a reason why I’m invited to pay to attend Stoker-Con and Hank Schwaeble is invited to Stoker-Con to pick up his award. These are excellent stories, well told. Covering the gamut from Western-ish, to 70s Kolchak, to after the apocalypse.


These are the hand-crafted stories where every word, turn of phrase, each twist is exactly as it should be. American Nocturne is what authors dream of writing, but rarely achieve. 
Filled with a variety of tales of psychological horror, my personal favorite type, Hank’s stories gave me a slow creep of dread, page after page, wondering what will happen next, and rarely seeing the twist. If you are looking for splatter-porn to scare you, try another author.
I will admit there were a few layout glitches which were annoying but did not detract overall.
Favorite story – Mugwumps or Unnatural Selection


Speaking of short stories - 



Got a short story?

Want fame and glory?
DeadSet Magazine
Submissions are now open!

Submissions – Editors@DeadSetMagazine.com




Now back to the important stuff, my books.

Yes, I am working on a new one.
Yes, I will finish it someday.
No, I'm not sure when.
No, I will not give spoilers.
Until then, if you haven't read my other books, try those first.



Ears burning?
Demons whispering madness?
Block the crazy with Junior Inquisitor, now an audio book
Junior Inquisitor Audible
 
 
 
Want to read the old fashioned way?
Click on the links and enjoy.
 
Junior Inquisitor Book One  


Soulless Monk Book Two  
 Smashwords https://goo.gl/NXw3Gr
Inquisitor Series http://goo.gl/5lCyaX
 
The Witch’s Lair Book Three 
Smashwords - https://goo.gl/MokJnC 
 Inquisitor Series http://goo.gl/mJtTf8 
 
The Vampire of Rome Book Four
Smashwords The Vampire of Rome


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Procrastination


Since I’ve been looking for an excuse (any excuse) to avoid doing rewrites, I thought I’d pretend to be productive by talking about what I’ve been reading. 
Right now, I’m reading American Nocture by Hank Schwable, 

https://goo.gl/XGMUbQ


and will get to that when I finish, but for now let me tell you about what I finished recently.

https://goo.gl/z4oZXv

The EarthCent Ambassador series is fluff reading, a modern-ish Victorian-style wacky escapade set in the distant future. There is a reason E. M. Forner has fifteen in the series so far, they’re fun to read.

If you’re looking for a bit of very light reading and you like to laugh, I rather enjoy The EarthCent Ambassador series. 

Now back to the important stuff, my books.
Yes, I am working on a new one.
Yes, I will finish it someday.
No, I'm not sure when.
No, I will not give spoilers.
Until then, if you haven't read my other books, try those first.



Ears burning?
Demons whispering madness?
Block the crazy with Junior Inquisitor, now an audio book
Junior Inquisitor Audible
 
 
 
Want to read the old fashioned way?
Click on the links and enjoy.
 
Junior Inquisitor Book One  


Soulless Monk Book Two  
 Smashwords https://goo.gl/NXw3Gr
Inquisitor Series http://goo.gl/5lCyaX
 
The Witch’s Lair Book Three 
Smashwords - https://goo.gl/MokJnC 
 Inquisitor Series http://goo.gl/mJtTf8 
 
The Vampire of Rome Book Four
Smashwords The Vampire of Rome