S.G. Browne

Fiction Friday: Zombie Gigolos, Luck Poachers, & Dream Girls

For the past month I’ve been working on a collection of short stories that I plan on releasing as an e-book sometime later this year. Some of the stories were written between 1997-2004 and some of them have appeared in anthologies and collections, but never before have they been collected together. And several of them are brand spanking new.

The collection will include the following:

“A Zombie’s Lament” – My two-thousand-word short story about a newly reanimated corpse that was the genesis of Breathers.

“Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel” – One of my newest creations, a cautionary tale about what happens to a writer when he purchases words from a drug dealer.

“Dream Girls” – A futuristic story about sexual obsession, extraterrestrial intelligence,the death of Marilyn Monroe, and the assassination of JFK.

“Softland” – A family of luck poachers living in central California deal with the consequences of their actions. This story spawned my next novel, Lucky Bastard.

“The Sodom and Gomorrah Shore” – The Seven Deadly Sins in the original reality television show, set back during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. This one was written after Fated.

“Zombie Gigolo” – The shortest story in the collection, this took third place in the Gross Out Contest at the 2008 World Horror Convention.

There are four other stories, including “Dr. Lullaby” and “My Ego is Bigger than Yours,” both of which are sneak peeks of two novels I’m currently writing. The collection will also include an introduction and author notes for each story so you get some kind of background information on how the stories came to be written.

I’m excited to have the chance to share these with everyone, so I’ll keep you posted as to when you can expect the collection to be available. And thanks for reading!

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Filed under: Fiction,Fiction Fridays,The Writing Life — S.G. Browne @ 9:55 am

5 Comments »

  1. Can’t wait to read it!

    Comment by Helen — July 15, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

  2. I look forward to buying and reading this, Scott.

    Comment by Don R. — July 15, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

  3. Thanks Helen and Don. It’s been fun putting it together.

    Comment by admin — July 18, 2011 @ 8:54 am

  4. [...] On March 27 I’ll be releasing an e-book collection of ten short stories titled Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. Details on pricing and availability are TBD but you’ll be able to get it for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, and any other e-reader you might be partial to. While it’s not available for pre-order yet, you can read a description of the ten stories included in the collection on my previous blog post Zombie Gigolos, Luck Poachers, & Dream Girls. [...]

    Pingback by S.G. Browne » Shooting Monkeys & Lucky Bastard — January 9, 2012 @ 10:21 am

  5. [...] On March 27 I’ll be releasing an e-book collection of ten short stories titled Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. Details on pricing and availability are TBD but you’ll be able to get it for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, and any other e-reader you might be partial to. While it’s not available for pre-order yet, you can read a description of the ten stories included in the collection on my previous blog post Zombie Gigolos, Luck Poachers, & Dream Girls. [...]

    Pingback by S.G. Browne » Shooting Monkeys & Lucky Bastards — January 9, 2012 @ 10:23 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment


2 × = six