Browsing Archive: June, 2013

Facing Facts

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, June 30, 2013, In : Competitions 
I really hate doing it, but I've just had to withdraw one of my stories from an anthology. It was highly commended in a competition and the organisers asked me in 2011 if they could print it in a winners' anthology in the near future. Of course, I jumped at the chance and sent the bio they asked for straight away. After around a year I contacted them to find out what was happening, and was assured that the anthology had been delayed in order to include the 2012 winners, but that it would be p...
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Life on Mars?

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, June 23, 2013, In : FantasyFiction 
One of the things I like about writing fantasy is that when you create your own world, no one can tell you that you haven't done your research. That doesn't mean that you can throw logic out of the window, however (unless in your fantasy world, Logic is the name of the cat).
If you decide to have three moons orbiting your planet, think about what effect they might have on it and anything living on it, and be careful if your characters take to sea when they align. Introducing three moons simpl...
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Life Arithmetic

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, June 16, 2013,
Pluses: having a mini-story honoured in the 10th Binnacle Ultra-short competition–'Oxygen' should be published in Binnacle's own distinctive fashion towards the end of this year; the support and encouragement of my Twitter friend @OldeYellerCat; putting the penultimate Iyessi song on my Discord's Child page. Minuses: the illness of a lady who has been a long-suffering, understanding, talented, indomitable, inspiring and fun friend for 30 years. I never was very good at arithmetic, but even ...
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Short and Sweet

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, June 9, 2013,
If you're looking for something that you can read in one 'sitting' I have two suggestions for short story lovers. The first is Plasma Frequency Magazine. It wants readers to vote for their favourite stories to help them choose which ones to put in their first annual anthology. You can find all the past issues at http://www.plasmafrequencymagazine.com. The second suggestion is my anthology Artists & Liars, which is now available at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/322872. It includes short...
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Chaos

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, June 2, 2013, In : Coming Soon 
I've spent much of this week so far outside my comfort zone that I haven't even been able see where it is–not that I should complain, because it's all been prompted by some rather nice things. I've had a poem commended in a competition and another shortlisted, but what really got me moving was when someone contacted me to ask where they could find my short stories.
I've been planning to put a themed anthology online for some while and this seemed like the ideal prompt. As The Grid has a co...
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About Me


My writing career began as a freelance feature writer for the local press, businesses and organisations. Now a prize-winning playwright and short story writer, my work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic. I write as K. S. Dearsley because it saves having to keep repeating my forename, and specialise in fantasy and other speculative genres.

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