Showing posts from October, 2008


I just got the word that the drabblecast is going to use my story, "The Box Born Wraith," for this year's Halloween Episode. It was inspired from an experience I had early in the year in which I spent 40 minutes in a MRI machine. For those of you who have not had the displeasure, its a little bit like lying down in a confined space -coffin, sarcophagus, casket -but you can still hear awful things happening around you. Much like I imagine being in one of those morgue drawers without the peace and serenity that might come with actually being dead.

I wrote the piece with audio (and drabblecast) in mind, creating lots of opportunity for creepy sound FX. Should be fun, and will be out probably next Tuesday, or Wednesday.

If you want some Halloween drabblcastyness now, you can listen to last years Halloween episode (#36) Drabblecast 36- Pumpkinseeds by Kevin Anderson

I'm on an audio high right now, not only am I listening to tons of spooky audio drama from podcast like Radio…


Anne Stuessy at Sniplits, an audio short story market, just informed me that talent is now being auditioned for my story, "Fear Factor," a fantasy tale about a dragon, tired of being an instrument of death and destruction, who atempts to go against his nature, and wage peace. But finds it easy said than done. Its one of only a few fantasy pieces I've done and it was refreshing to step out of the dark horror genre for a moment. I think it's something I'm gonna try to do more often. Primarily a dialoguepiece I think Fear Factor is gonna work real well in audio. Should be out in the next month or so.

Dark Animus 10/11

HorrorScope, the award winning Australian news and literary criticism zine dedicated to dark fiction and some speculative fiction, did a review of issue 10/11 of Dark Animus, in which my story "Scarecrows and Devils," appeared alongside stories by Tim Curran and Paul Kane.

Review exerp:
Scarecrows and Devils
by Kevin Anderson

"A look from the other side, without actually telling us what side we’re on to begin with.A well paced story similar to a roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs. When purchasing your ticket, the vendor obviously forgot to warn you about the surprises you’re in for, and when you come upon them, you’re totally unprepared."

Read the entire review at:

Alien Skin

The online speculative fiction magazine, Alien Skin, is publishing two of my flash fiction stories in their October / November 2008 Issue.

(Micro Fiction) inspired from discussions on the drabblecast forums

(Flash Fiction)