Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Knockspell #6

Knockspell #6 is out - get yours today.

It includes a first for this magazine; a piece of short fiction by yours truly.

Do you think short fiction has a place in OSR mags? I'd appreciate any critiques or comments on the piece, whether you like it or hate it, and if you think I should continue to submit stuff like this.



  1. I just read your story. I pretty much grinned stupidly the whole time, awash in the genuine pulp fantasy/Vancian vibe. Well done.

  2. Wasn't sure at first, since you used a bunch of words or names created specifically for your story that aren't really explained but by the end they didn't detract from the plot and added a bit of mystery (like the Mindlords really seem scary). The length of the piece was just perfect. I recently got the Roll the Bones fiction anthology from Fight On! and some of the stories are just a bit too long for my taste.

    Should have guessed the end but didn't. You got me ;)

  3. I thought it was well done, Al. You evoked a distinct world without devolving into lengthy exposition. I enjoyed the hints of 'otherness' mentioned by Dom. And I only figured out the plot in the last paragraph! A job well done ...

  4. I read the story and I thought it had all the right notes. Thanks for sharing it. The end WAS a surprise for me too. Well done. I liked the use of strange and unknown words to evoke the mood. The reader can infer the words to mean what they'd like.

  5. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it!



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