My Big Writing Day

I’m only writing one day a week at this time, spending the other days making a living. Today I finished up the first draft of the second installment in my zombie series, Electro-Thrall – Book 2, by rewriting the final scene. Then I began a new short story I’ve been mulling over — a Lovecraftian horror tale set in a city park. And to round out things, I sent a bunch more scanned pages of Wraethrom, an experimental novel I wrote in the mid to late 1960s, to my editor, Bill Roberts at Bottle of Smoke Press.  This novel has been hidden away for about 45 years.  I submitted it to a well know editor early on, got a very caustic rejection letter from him, and stuck it in a closet until now.  At this point, I don’t know if it’ll be published or not.  It’s utterly bizarre, far more “out there” than my other experimental novel, Death At The Flea Circus, which Bottle of Smoke published in 2011.  We’ll see.  As if that weren’t enough literary projects at one time, I’m also thinking about revising a horror story I wrote in 1994 which is unpublished, called “The Crawling Dead.”


About David Barker

David Barker is the author of two works of weird horror fiction written in collaboration with W. H. Pugmire: The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal and In the Gulfs of Dream & Other Lovecraftian Tales (both books were published by the now defunct Dark Renaissance Books, but copies are still available from Dark Regions Press.) Barker and Pugmire also collaborated on a Lovecraftian horror novel, Witches In Dreamland, which will be published by Hippocampus Press, possibly in late 2017. Recently, his stories and poems have appeared in Fungi, Cyaegha, Spectral Realms, The Art Mephitic, The Audient Void, The Indiscriminate Mixture and on He has a short story in the weird fiction anthology, Nightmare's Realm, edited by S. T. Joshi and published in 2017 by Dark Regions Press. He also has published several works of horror and bizarro fiction as Kindle ebooks, including the bizarro zombie novel Dead Guys in Packards. Together with Jordan Hofer, David Barker has written two nonfiction books about UFOs and alien abduction: Little Gray Bastards (published in 2016 by Schiffer Publishing) and Unidentifiable Flying Objects (due in Fall 2017 from Schiffer.)
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