“The book American Gods wishes it was.” --Despina Durand

Friday, July 19, 2019

CHICANONAUTICA TELLS HOW TO WIN THE EXTRA-FICTION CONTEST




Over at La Bloga, Chicanonautica announces the second annual Extra-Fiction contest, and give advice on how to win it.

Because, once again, I'm the judge:


Stories can in English, Spanish, or Ingléspañol:


Or maybe like this:


And I do expect my mind to be blown:

Monday, July 15, 2019

THE EXTRA-FICTION CONTEST RIDES AGAIN


Good news, American writers of indigenous-hispanic background (Native American, Chicanan, Latina/o/x) born in the USA or from Latin America residing in the USA! Somos en escrito is doing a second annual Extra-Fiction Contest. And I'm going to be picking the winners again. All the details on the prizes, rules, and how to enter are on the link.

So go ahead, blow my mind.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

ZYX TWEAKED


My novel-in-progress Zyx; Or, Bring Me the Brain of Victor Theremin is roaring along as I grab time to work on it as I run the gauntlet of my life. Since I don't always write linearly, I often go back, rewrite, rearrange, so I ended up adding something to the original opening section that I posted last year (I'm leaving it up for you cultural historians out there). This new opening gives more of a clue to the craziness to come:
 
Victor Theremin woke up in the middle of the night needing to piss.

It pulled him out of another dream where Death came to him as a candy skull-faced Catrina. She had glowing, ectoplasmic breasts on her naked rib-cage, nipples dripping black milk that smelled like fresh-cut peyote. What could lurk between her legs?


Friday, July 5, 2019

CHICANONAUTICA GOEST TO TRUMPTOPIA



The Fourth of July was on Chicanonautica's watch over at La Bloga.

So we looked for America:


Democratic hopefuls tried to speak Spanish:


Some Latinos are for Trump:



And we ended up on Whiskey Row: