Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beat To A Pulp has "They Come From Above"

Some people have no vision at all. Not only can they not see the forest for the trees, they possess the tunnel vision of a mole on the darkside of the moon. I am fortunate that David Cranmer is not such a person. He saw a piece of microfiction that two other editors had rejected and he decided that it could be more, and that it could have a greater audience.

With plenty of encouragement from David, Elaine Ash, and Katherine Tomlinson, that piece of microfiction is now a fuller, richer story that is now up at Beat To A Pulp.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you "They Come From Above," at Beat To A Pulp.


Elaine Ash said...

Hi Cormac! Thanks for the positive comments regarding BTAP. When it comes to edgy fiction that breaks the rules, we're all for it. The tricky part is knowing which ones are the right ones to break. I don't pretend to know all of them, but "They Come From Above" was a scary-fun romp that sure had me fooled. We are pleased to give BTAP's limelight over to you for a week. :-)

Cormac Brown said...


Welcome, and thank you for help and patience. It's quite an honor to be in BTAP and to be published alongside such esteemed authors, as well as having the chance to work with you and David.

Paul D. Brazill said...

A tasty piece of writing. Rod serling would be proud.

Cormac Brown said...

Paulie Decibels,

Thank you much, that's a high compliment as I imagine all writers aspire to be half as good as he was.

David Barber said...

Very smart and well written story. Sucker-punched at the end! Have commented on BTAP as well.
BTW: You don't make FFF easy, do you?
"Pater, sorry to be a pest but what does perpendicular mean, you big schlemiel?" ;-)
Regards, David.

Cormac Brown said...


Thanks, though it helps to have good editors

Friday Flash Fiction technically isn't supposed to be easy, though it will become easier with each try.