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Attack of the Space Nazis from Mars Behind the Scenes

For the people that read and enjoyed the short story I just released, available on Smashwords at:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/213311, I wanted to give them a little something extra. I love DVD’s (and now Blu Rays, I guess) and I love bonus features. I’m the guy that listens to commentaries for movies. Yeah, I’m the one.

There have been several times where I wished that a book I was reading had some bonus making of stuff at the end of it. Now, I’m sure no one thought that while they were reading my story, but I’m going to give them bonus material because deep down, they want it.

I first thought of the idea for this story while I was eating a sandwich and watching the Price is Right with my grandpa. When the show ended I grabbed a notebook and scribbled this down. The following is an exact, word for word, copy of what I wrote down (If you haven’t read it yet, spoilers follow): Continue reading

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The Space Nazis Invade Tomorrow

Tomorrow, August 9th, is the day that my first short story, ATTACK OF THE SPACE NAZIS FROM MARS, will hit the internet streets. Only 99 cents on Smashwords.com.

Near the end of World War II, a small army of Nazis escaped to space. Now they make their return to Earth with plans to destroy everything and it’s up to our hero, Kent, and an unlikely group of freedom fighters to fight back the Nazi menace and save the planet. Can they do it? Read and find out.

I thought I would take this opportunity to debut the fantastic cover art for the story by Jason Knize. Find him on twitter @BelieveInKnize or at www.panelsonpages.com

 

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This is What Happens When I Take a Playwriting Class

In the second semester of my first year of college I took a playwriting class because I had decided to test out being a writing major. I would later realize this was an awful idea for many reasons.

My class consisted of myself and six other people. I was the youngest of the group. In the first couple weeks of class I grew to hate it. I was in a slight “fuck school” phase so that only heightened my hate (for reference this class ended up being my favorite of the semester). It felt like we weren’t focusing enough on the actual writing on plays and were spending a lot of time talking about them.

When we finally got to the actual writing we were tasked with writing a ten minute play. For my first play I write a short crime story where a criminal tries to get his retired buddy back into the game. It took a turn when the buddy revealed he had told the cops about the criminal’s return to town, which led to the blackout and a few gunshot sound effects.

My play was not well received.

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