The Busan Writing Group is proud to announce the online release of the Peripheral Portraits ebook. We’ve had a lot of interest in the locally published paper copies, and it’s time to show off our work on Amazon.
This volume started with an unusual word: sonder.
It is the sudden realization that a stranger is living a life as vast and complex as your own. Authors were asked to create work outside of the self, about the people on the margins, the portraits out there in the peripheral.
The result is an extraordinary series of short fiction, poems, and plays that are at times dark, comedic, and downright strange.
Peripheral Portraits is the Busan Writing Group’s third anthology collection, featuring authors living and working all across the Korean Peninsula.
I’m particularly fond of my own fantasy piece in this one, a story about a retired superhero taking care of his equally superpowered daughter as he meets a new love interest.
This work follows last year’s Convergence, and the previous year’s Nothing too Familiar. This book features the works of 14 different authors:
OMNI just started a new online publishing venue, and I’m in it!
They are accepting non-fiction, fiction, and blog-style posts, and it was easy for me to submit. It looks like there’s a system to earn money from posts, based on how many views or how much interest they generate.
I submitted and odd piece I wrote – a one-act play called Empty Coffee Cup. This work also appears as part of the Daejeon Writer’s Group book called Fleeting, published at the end of last year.
It features a conversation between an artist and his future self regarding the girl he hasn’t yet met. Fellow writers who’ve read through my edits and rewrites have given me very positive feedback – I hope you enjoy it too!
As I work on my novel, I’m also sharing some of my previously published short stories.
Over the last two weeks, I posted the story Painted Blue Eyes at my other site. This story was published in June 2015 by FictionMagazines.com – the issue which featured it, Vol. 06 No. 04, can be purchased on Amazon.
Go over to the two-part post on my other blog and give it a read!
In the middle of A-to-Z blogging, I finally got the next part of Far Flung out!
William Flynn and Asar go to the Eunda ship to meet with these new aliens. It seems the Eunda really do want to help – they show Flynn a map of the pair of galaxies known as the Crucible, and try to locate Earth. Even with the help of these seemingly benevolent aliens, can the crew of the Tereshkova ever find Earth again?
Chapter 10 concludes CMO Denise Reynolds’s account of her desperate rescue of two lost crew members.
Last time, Doctor Denise Reynolds had to take over for the temporarily disabled repair and rescue robots – by jumping out into space to rescue her patients Robert and Christina. Just as she’s about to get them back, the aliens who saved the Tereshkova colony ship from an Alliance attack also come to get the lost crew members. But what do they want? Are they really just trying to help?
You may notice that I’m trying a different format for this chapter. My previous chapters have a two-column layout when viewed on a desktop, but Chapter 10 uses one wide column instead. It should look the same on mobile. Send me a tweet and let me know which format you prefer!