“The Sound of Constant Thunder” sold to Black Static

My 12,000 word post-apocalyptic novelette, THE SOUND OF CONSTANT THUNDER, has been accepted for publication in UK literary horror magazine, Black Static.

This will be my third appearance, following THE THINGS THAT GET YOU THROUGH in #31 and MEN PLAYING GHOSTS, PLAYING GOD in #35.

I’m also looking forward to sharing the pages with the talented Ray Cluley and Ralph Robert Moore (as well as those still-to-be-announced).  I’ve been a fan of Ralph’s work for years (check out his fiction, available free, on his web site) and Ray’s excellent story, THE DEATH DRIVE OF RITA, NEE CARINA, from Black Static #32 is one of my favourite short story reads of 2013.

Also out in November from TTA Press:  Crimewave 12: Hurts.

Finally, if you’re interested in reading a little more about the origins of THE SOUND OF CONSTANT THUNDER, I touch upon it in the two following posts:

Where My Ideas Come From

Toothache and Inspiration, or, Where My Ideas Come From, Part II

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2 thoughts on ““The Sound of Constant Thunder” sold to Black Static

  1. Jamie Lawrence

    Hi Steven. Thought “Men Playing Ghosts, Playing God” was fantastic. Enjoyed it from beginning to end. Thought you chose the most appropriate ending. Did you have any other endings in the running?

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    1. stevenjdines Post author

      Hi Jamie, thanks for dropping by. Glad to hear you enjoyed the story. The ending could have gone either way (and did, in fact). In the first draft, Henry chose the other option (release), but it didn’t sit right with me, so I rewrote it the way it is now.

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