02
Jan
16

Aurora Wolf Publishes “Saturday’s Child”

Just got a new story entitled “Saturday’s Child” published for the new year in Aurora Wolf. This piece was inspired by the 1970s, particularly the pop culture back then, as well as apocalyptic themes. (Yes, I’m a 70s child and like that era:), hence the hippy, groovy sounding name.

Even though I was just a child at the time, looking back at that period in retrospect, it was a simpler, more innocent time compared to now. I remember riding in cars without wearing a seat belt (what safety?!), being a latch key kid, having cool toys (remember the Mego action figures?), hearing disco and classic rock staples like Journey and Bee Gees on the radio, and seeing President Carter on TV.

It’s fun to reflect back and sprinkle ingredients from the past into your writing. We’re living in an age now where one can get a lot of inspiration from the current climate, for example, technology, the environment, scientific advances, politics, foreign/military affairs. A lot of food for thought. But for now, kick back, relax, take a swig from your favorite beer, and enjoy “Saturday’s Child”.

Read “Saturday’s Child” on Aurora Wolf here:
http://aurorawolf.com/2016/01/saturdays-child/

14
Oct
15

“The Demon Kids” Published by Calliope

cover_149My new story “The Demon Kids” was just published in the Fall 2015 issue of Calliope.

This piece was inspired by a combination of things: watching Keira Knightley films and Daniel Dae Kim TV shows( both of whom are awesome); also inspired by having spent numerous years working in San Francisco and learning about this great city and exploring its unique neighborhoods, and lastly, I always thought being a tour guide seemed like an interesting job. So I wrote this short story.

Learn more about the Fall 2015 issue of Calliope here:
http://www.calliopeontheweb.org/

-Derek

05
Oct
15

New Albert Taylor Story, “The Mystery of Secret Town Road”, Published

Star-Crossedcover.272105118_stdMy new Albert Taylor horror story “The Mystery of Secret Town Road” is in the new October 2015 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly. Great spooky reading for Halloween to give you some shivers!

Available at:  http://www.bardsandsages.com/speculative_fiction/bards_and_sages_quarterly

-Derek

14
Sep
15

Albert Taylor Coming to NeaDNAthal!

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.52.06 PMJust found out that Fringeworks Publishing’s science fiction anthology “NeaDNAthal” featuring my short story “Arc” (Albert Taylor story) is expected to be released at the end of this month. Great cover art! I’m crossing my fingers. :)

You can learn more about it here: http://www.fringeworks.co.uk/blog/?p=375

-Derek

03
Jul
15

Celebrate The Horror Zine’s 6th Birthday!

Bat C on whiteIt’s time for a birthday celebration: the 6th Birthday issue of The Horror Zine has hit the streets. Editor Jeani Rector has compiled another great issue, featuring a fantastic piece by Joe McKinney as well as other good writers and artists. It also includes my story “The Haunted Academy” (the short version, not the long one).

Enjoy your slice of birthday cake with the latest Horror Zine!

http://www.thehorrorzine.com/Fiction/July2015/DerekMuk/DerekMuk.html




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