The #TESSpecFic Weekly: A Short One

It’s been a little while since I’ve done an Emissaries update; we’ve all been a little distracted, and I suspect the Summer and vacations and whatnot are to blame. I mean, I’ve even been insanely busy, between finishing up a short story, creating the shorts on this site, and editing Room 3. Thankfully, it seems like things are beginning to heat up once again, so I figured it was time to get this thing going.


Kim Koning came out of hiding this week to talk about travel and writing, both physically and in the mind. It’s a pretty cool read. You can find Kim’s work in Tales for Canterbury, which is next in my list of Emissary writings. Follow her at @authorkimkoning on Twitter and get in on her weekly #storycraft chats. Well worth the time.

This week, Paul Dail takes us on a fun trip to Austin – right down to the ride to the airport. Do you need to read it? I’ll let this quote speak for itself: “C’mon, really?  It’s the bus.  And anyone who has taken the bus knows the slogan should read: “Some very special people inside… and some crazy assholes.”” Amen. Paul’s set of short stories (Free Five) is now available on Amazon along with his political horror story The Golden Parachute and his novel The Imaginings. You can find him on Twitter at @pauldail.

Penelope Crowe talked some about why she doesn’t want to go on vacation – her life is currently incredibly hectic, and she loves it. I need to get there in my own life! Her short story, Absorbed, is free on Smashwords. Go get it! She also has 100 Unfortunate Days out on Amazon – see my review here. You can find her at @penelopecrowe on twitter.


Aniko Carmean talked about the lessons that she learned from Season Five of the Guild. I admit, I’ve had mixed feelings on the show at times – it can be enjoyable, but sometimes I feel like it tries a little too hard and panders quite a bit. Still, what Aniko has to share on the Season Five message intrigues me, so I plan to check it out. You can find her book Stolen Climates at Amazon and read my review here. You can also find her at @anikocarmean on Twitter.

And that’s it for this week. Short, but pretty damn sweet – they’re all quality posts and worth your time. I promise!
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One Comment

  1. Thanks as always for the mention, brother. Glad you enjoyed that quote. You must’ve taken the bus before. I had an interesting story about a guy I met in a bus station waiting to go from L.A. to Las Vegas, but it was a little lengthy. Not anything too crazy. Well, except for him 🙂

    And you are correct I believe in your assessment of the Emissaries. I’m barely keeping up at this point. And not shaping up to get much smoother here in the near future.

    “The little lights are not twinkling.” Classic.

    Paul D. Dail A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

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