So I enabled some new things for the website.
You should now be able to post comments using your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ credentials. Not sure there’s much use for those, but hey, the option is there.
Also activated a feature that should post all new updates on the site to my Twitter account. Yes, I have one that has been laying around gathering dust for 3 years or so. I don’t really use it for anything else so it might be a good way to keep up to date on stuff I post. Here’s the link to it.
Anyway. That’s about it. Also, a test case to see if this actually gets posted on Twitter or not 😀
So today you get a double release. Two chapters of Horizon. We get to meet the Esperans and the business with the agent gets some good twists. The story leaves off in a nice spot for me to take a little break from posting stuff. Don’t worry, I’ll return after New Year to continue posting. Anyway, here’s the usual link.
Hope you enjoy it and have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
You might remember that a few months ago I posted a story called The Stone on here and mentioned it’s taking part in a contest on Deviantart. Well, the results are in on that.
Out of 59 works submitted, three were rewarded and four got a honorable mention. The Stone was among those four works that got a honorable mention. To be honest I wasn’t expecting it to do that well, but it’s always a pleasant surprise to see yourself proven wrong.
You can find the full results here: Daily Literature Deviations Summer Contest results.
Some good works there if you’re looking for some short pieces to read 🙂
Near the end of 2011 I entered a writing contest on Deviantart. The theme of it was ‘Hope And Despair Under Empire’. What they basically sought for were texts that displayed hope and/or despair under any sort of oppressive power, be it drugs, rule of tyranny by men or what have you. You can find the original contest announcement here.
I entered the contest with a piece titled ‘Failure’. It is a short view into the desperate life of a man who has lost just about everything in a world now ruled by aliens instead of humans. Here’s a link to it:
Anyway, the judging of the contest finished today and I received a honorary mention for a tied fourth place. 25 texts were submitted to the contest. You can find the winner announcement here. Can’t say I’m unhappy with the result. To be honest even fourth place feels pretty darn good for someone who entered a writing contest of any sort for the first time in his life.
Anyway, if you enjoy my piece I suggest reading the winning entries as well. They’re quite good 🙂