Tales from the Glass-Guarded World is back with season 3. Some characters are gone. Others make triumphant returns. Listen starting with episode 92 or start from the beginning!
Greek Gods with Machine Gods
Kinda forgot that this flash fiction piece was published in the Rathalla Review a few months ago. Whoops. Also they listed me as “Joshua James” which is not one of my usual pen names, but this is to be expected when you have three first names.
The Night You Lost Your Pension: New Short Story on Hawaii Pacific Review
New flash fiction (under 1,000 words) published by Hawaii Pacific Review. Read it here: https://hawaiipacificreview.org/2019/02/07/the-night-you-lost-your-pension/
Glass-Guarded World Debut Part 2
Here’s the conclusion of Aster & Gasten’s heist story.
It’s interesting listening to your own voice. Looking forward to more opportunities to do these types of creative ventures. Mike does a great job with this podcast, too. A great DM that really puts a smorgasbord of skills on display to pull this whole thing off.
Glass-Guarded World: Guest Player Debut
Thanks to a hurricane messing up the personal lives of the performers, I was able to serve as a guest player for Tales from the Glass-Guarded World, an actual play D&D podcast.
This is a great podcast with a fascinating fantasy setting and great musical compositions. The world is trapped behind a layer of glass, and water has stopped falling from the sky into the rivers. It seems the heroes have a ticking clock to figure out how to either save or escape from the world.
In this guest appearance, I play Gasten, a halfling bard leading the troupe “Soothing Symphonia”. He’s the adoptive father of Aster, played by Chris. I unleash my spectacular French accent which should leave the internet in a tizzy. To listen, click below, or subscribe to the pod in iTunes. Make sure to give it a review as it’s still in the hunt for enough ratings.
Big Huge Blow Out Liquid Dynamite Sale
Empyreome has published my short story “Big Huge Blow Out Liquid Dynamite Sale” in their October 2018 issue. You can read the story free by clicking here: http://empyreome.com/read.aspx?id=70.
In this weird western tale, a goblin gets help from an unlikely source to become the richest person west of the Mississippi, but a bigger creature has its claws wrapped around the same goal.
After reading it, my dad asked me what drugs I was on. I told him my meds for blood pressure and cholesterol.
Rat Queens: Buy This Now
While perusing products on Amazon prime day (a very overrated affair), I stumbled upon the Rat Queens, my new all-time favorite comic book. At $6, you can’t turn this down. Great art, laugh-out-loud funny, good story, and many promises for character development in future volumes.
Buy it already. Stop whatever you’re doing and buy it. Just stop breathing, drop your baby on the floor, navigate over to amazon and get this thing in your hands ASAP. Then pick that baby back up, you monster.
Snake Pit; Liars’ League Performance by Grace Cookey-Gam
Grace Cookey-Gam does a great job with this work and as always Katy Darby fixed a bunch of kinks in the story before the performance.
It was difficult for me to watch the first time because it’s overwhelming to see something you’ve written be performed by a talented actor. It’s really kind of humbling.
Also, I like how her British accent makes my writing seem smarter than it is. Bravo!