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Coming Soon: “Retrieving Abe” in StoryHack #1 (Yes, the Second One!)

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 1, 2017

I’m somewhat hesitant to announce stories that have been accepted for publication until the contracts are finalized, simply because crap happens. I had one story scheduled for publication in an anthology for several months, and then finally the anthology was canceled. The story was called “Retrieving Abe,” a story about a Utah woman in the 1880s rescuing her husband from a dragon.

I really like the character and the concept, and I would like to write more about her in the future. I re-read and re-edited the story, and made some minor tweaks to it.  and sent it in to StoryHack for its first regular issue. As opposed to the proof-of-concept issue #0, which is available now, including in print, and includes my modern fantasy/espionage short story, “Dead Last.” Which is also available free in digital form if you are willing to sign up for the newsletter.

I’m happy to report that the story was accepted, along with a whole bunch of additional “pulp-style” adventures from many familiar and new authors. David West and Julie Frost also return in this issue with new stories. Best-selling space opera and steampunk author Jon del Arroz has his own western-style story in this issue. Also my good friend and coworker John Olsen has a steampunk story entitled “Protector of Newington.”  I read a draft version of it some time ago, and I really enjoyed it. It’s kind of a superhero / steampunk adventure, but with a really satisfying twist.

I’m super-excited for this issue.  As Bryce describes it, it will be “…about 65,000 words of pure action adventure fun.” The crowdfunding campaign ended in June, and the magazine is anticipated to release in September.

(I used the cover for Issue 0 here, because we haven’t had a cover reveal for Issue #1 yet.)


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  • Bryce said,

    What? You and John work together? How come nobody told me?

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Yep. And we worked to together at SingleTrac making video games way back when, too. We’ve been friends for a while. 🙂

    We tend to compete against each other submitting short stories to the same markets and contests. This is only the second time we’ve actually been in the same book together.