NaNoWriMo 2015

It's almost here! National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, begins on Sunday. I will endeavour to write 50,000 words in the month of November. This undertaking is about quantity, not quality, so I cannot vouch for the words themselves, only the ridiculous number of them. This word count meter will update throughout the... Continue Reading →

Inside the Spiegeltent.

Thank you to everyone who attended my Story Shop reading today at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It was an unforgettable experience. Once again I was reminded of how wonderfully supportive the Edinburgh literary community is, and I was especially grateful for everyone who took a moment out of your day to let me tell... Continue Reading →

Story Shop 2014

I am thrilled to announce that I will be reading my story "Leftovers" for Story Shop 2014, hosted by the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Story Shop is a series of daily 10-minute flash fiction and short story readings by local emerging writers. My reading is on Wednesday... Continue Reading →

“Paper Turtles” – a story by Halsted M. Bernard

My story "Paper Turtles" has been published in Innsmouth Magazine: 15. An earlier version of this story was written for performance at my first Writers' Bloc show for Halloween 2012. I am so pleased that my weird little tale about animal ghosts found a home in the last-ever issue of Innsmouth Magazine. Innsmouth Magazine: 15... Continue Reading →

“Your Hands” – A Story by Halsted M. Bernard

About ten years ago, I became a zombie. I got better, of course, but it was a scary time for me. (Zombies can feel fear. It’s a revelation, I know.) About ten years ago, I picked a scab and became a zombie. It was such an innocent, childish thing, that scab-picking, and as a result... Continue Reading →

In my G+ stream today, I was delighted to see A Timeline of Future Events from The Awl. (These are all events from novels and short stories, but there is also a timeline from films.) My favourite? 2050: "All human technology is destroyed." I might be a little tired of information policy right now, though.

“The Sugarplum Favor” — a Christmas story by Tad Williams

I hope you are enjoying the holiday, Festivus, Winterval, or whatever you consider this period of time. I am spending it mostly unplugged, an important thing I do not do often enough, but I had to plug back in to share this with you. I have been an avid fan of Tad Williams since discovering... Continue Reading →

Tiger-eyed and Tinytown.

I rediscovered this wonderful literary community online called Fictionaut, and posted an older bit of flash fiction called "Tiger-eyed". An excerpt: The tiger-eye beads around her neck would wink at me like a nervous uncle sharing a secret with a child. They roll on her sternum like marbles. At night, on her nightstand, they whisper... Continue Reading →

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