Wait, what? N is for Dream Spinner? On what planet?
Well, here’s the thing. This is one of my favourite Niteblade stories and I really needed to find a way to fit it into this challenge. D was taken by December 2011 so I could do a giveaway and R and K (letters I could have used on account of the author’s name being Robert E. Keller) were also in use. So I had to stretch the rules a little.
Okay, I had to stretch the rules a lot. The connection I came up with is N is for name. Throughout this story, which is a great fantasy piece the likes of which I’d love to see more of at Niteblade, the main character’s wife mocks him, calling him Mouse, because he can’t remember his name.
Anyway. Check this story out. I mean, if I’m willing to bend the rules to the point of near shattering them to include it in my list, that has to say good things about it, right? As does the fact that when The Shadowcast Audio Anthology offered to record audio versions of a couple of Niteblade’s stories I included Dream Spinner on the list. So read it, or listen to it. Either way, you’re doing yourself a favour.
This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.
My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!
Blogging from A to Z 2013:
A: Award Nominations
B: Brenda Stokes Barron
C: Cato, Beth – The Pacifier
D: December 2011 (Giveaway open until April 30th)
E: Evil Bird
F: First Loves for the First Time
G: The Gnome’s Spectacles
H: Happy Halloween, It’s a Bloody Puppet Show
I: Incense Sticks
J: Jason L. Huskey, The Marionette
K: KV Taylor, The Silver Quarter
L: Lucien E.G. Spelman, Family Jaunt
M: Marge Simon
N: Dream Spinner