L. Joseph Shosty's Blog - Posts Tagged "fantasy"

For the first time in over a decade, my short story, "One of Us, Old Boy", is back in print. I consider this to be one of the finest stories I've ever written. It concerns the final talk of Dr. Trotter, a university literature professor, and his protege, a young man named Thomas. As their afternoon wears on, strange and terrible secrets are revealed, and as a little magic disappears from the world, so is a little magic born.

I hope you enjoy it.

http://store.untreedreads.com/index.p...

Reprinted from my story collection, Hoodwinks on a Crumbling Fence.
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Published on May 10, 2012 22:23 • 55 views • Tags: fantasy, fiction, short-stories
It's been out for several months now, but that never stops me from giving my work the occasional push. Please do click the Amazon link below and read the excerpt from January's Stupefying Stories. My short, "Morality for Alchemists and Thieves", is there. Most of it is available to read, in fact. If you like it, don't forget to pick up a copy of the book, cheap at $1.99. Enjoy!

http://www.amazon.com/Stupefying-Stor...
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Published on June 04, 2012 02:50 • 91 views • Tags: fantasy, periodical, science-fiction
TeAmNeRd Reviews asked me to write a guest blog as part of their series. My topic is advice on how to handle bad book reviews. It's not the best-written piece of my career (there's a paragraph where I use the word "writer" about a million times), but I think if you can wade through the rough parts, there might be some wisdom in there for those who need it. Enjoy.

http://www.nerdalien.com/2012/06/auth...
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Published on July 03, 2012 04:21 • 51 views • Tags: fantasy, fiction, horror, mystery, reviews, science-fiction
In 1999, Abby the Troll Publications published my short, "Of All Beautiful Things", as part of its fiction sampler, E-Books Byte!. Abby's gone, but I've always believed this story was one of the best I've ever written. I'm happy that Tyree Campbell and the others at Sam's Dot Publishing decided to pick up the reprint for the September 2012 issue. It's such a bittersweet, little tale. Also, its protagonist is one of the good guys. It seems so rare anymore to read about a good person. These days, the focus always seems to be on a "gray area" character and his flaws, not in the way a good person transcends his flaws by force of virtue, but how he overcomes them. I'm as guilty of buying into this trend as anyone else, and so it does my heart fine to be able to present this story. I hope you'll all purchase a copy and give it a read.

--Louis

http://sdpbookstore.com/aoifeskiss.htm
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Published on September 04, 2012 15:20 • 84 views • Tags: fantasy, fiction, short-stories
For past year-and-a-half, I've been making moves toward creating and building a new comic book company, called Accurate Comics Online. We're within a few months of our launch date, and I've started a blog to introduce everyone to our collective universe, our publishing philosophy, characters, and the creators behind the comics, among other things. Do drop by and give it a look.

http://accuratecomicsonline.blogspot....
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Published on September 19, 2012 08:32 • 100 views • Tags: comic-books, fantasy, horror, science-fiction, superheroes