My contributor copy of Alternative Holidays arrived! Much sooner than expected!
And it has my story, Midsummer with Vampire Romeo and Zombie Juliet in it. It’s always a thrill to see one of my works in print.
Here’s the Midjourney.ai art I made for this story.
I’ve just started reading the other stories and poems. They’re excellent!
My short story, “Midsummer with Vampire Romeo and Zombie Juliet” has been published in Alternative Holidays Anthology from B Cubed Press. I did my first experiment with the Midjourney.ai (an artificial intelligence that creates pictures in response to prompts) to illustrate the title of my story.
I really liked the result (though I thought Juliet looks midway between a vampire and a zombie!) and I used it for posts on all my social media.
ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAYS FROM B CUBED PRESS.
The story is in a great anthology, with a nice mix of humor, horror, and warmth. And look at this cover!
The back cover is great, too: It has quotes from the characters in the anthology.
And here’s a list of the stories and authors.
Dreidel of Dread: The Very Cthulhu Chanukah – Alex Shvartsman
Candy Canes and Brimstone – Alicia Hilton
The Santa Trap – Nina Kiriki Hoffman writing as Robin Aurelian
Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology – J.C.G. Goelz
Lucy in the Sky with Helen-Sheri White
12 Zombie Days of Christmas-Gregg Chamberlain
Moderno Inferno-Richard Lau
The Last Reindeer-Katharina Gerlach
Santa’s Dog- Kevin McCarty
Christmas Fare- Kelly Piner
Paradise Misplaced-Samuel Marzioli
A Visit at Saint Nick’s-Gregg Chamberlain
The Effect of Place on Love and Death-Gerri Leen
The Stockings of Santa River-Daniel Ausema
He’s Coming-Louis Evans
Lancelot Wednesday-Judy Lunsford
MOJO DAY-Marie Noorani
Quicksilver’s Last Job-Simon Kewin
Merry Chrithmuth-Kevin McCarty
Midsummer with Vampire Romeo and Zombie Juliet-Keyan Bowes
We All Have to Pitch In-David Powell
The Reaper of Trees-Emily Martha Sorensen
Ten Songs of Halloween-Larry Hodges
Four Spirits of Christmas – Julia LaFond
Late at Night, In the Bathtub, A Snowman Panics-Mark Teppo
Crop Circles-Carter Lappin
Krampus at the Craft Fair-Sarina Dorie
The Tannenbombers-James Edward O’Brien
Chinese New Year’s Resolution-Robert Jeschonek
The Afterthought-Jenna Hanchey
Scream Stream-Gordon Linzner
Ne’er Day-Andrew L. Roberts
Soul For It-Mir Rainbird
Twelve Silver Candles-Emily Munro
Something Wicked-Evan Davies
Silent Night-Liam Hogan
The Apocalypse Was Glorious, My Darlings-Paula Hammond
Last Mission-Alex J. Smith
Cupid’s Confession-Alicia Hilton
I’ve been dipping into it, and really looking forward to reading the whole thing.