Category Archives: Creepy and Hatboy Save the World

Heavy to Industrial-Grade Mythos

Day 80. 70 pages, 33,036 words. Suspending word count at this point. The following excerpts come from the prologue to The Last Days of Earth. From here on out I’m focussing on my unexpected new short story anthology for a … Continue reading

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Summertime, Part 6

Day 73. 70 pages, 33,036 words. There didn’t seem to be much else to say, and the Saint was clearly ready to go back to berating the emptiness, so I emptied the jar of grit ceremoniously onto the ground and … Continue reading

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Summertime, Part 5

Day 71. 70 pages, 33,036 words. I staggered back a little as the vision passed. “Whoa,” I said, because it seemed like the thing to say when you’d just experienced a perception-altering trip through time, even if it was all … Continue reading

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Summertime, Part 4

Day 70. 69 pages, 32,792 words. The sun blazed down. And yet, it wasn’t hot, not really. It was too listless to be hot. The day had all the relentless bright ferocity and all the wrung-out sluggishness of a murderously … Continue reading

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Summertime, Part 3

Day 68. 68 pages, 32,351 words. “So,” the Saint said, “what can we do for each other this fine day?” he squinted as I drew the jar of white Wasteland crust and powder from my pocket, and rattled it at … Continue reading

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Summertime, Part 2

Day 65. 67 pages, 31,738 words. When it comes to the Wasteland, there are only so many experts you can call on for help. Since the Wasteland is nothingness almost by definition, the  for main prerequisite for being an expert … Continue reading

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Summertime, Part 1

Day 62. 64 pages, 30,172 words. Summer. Bane of my existence. Okay, the actual bane of my existence is obviously Oblivio the Great Unmaker. Or possibly Professor Erasrix of the Darker University’s Faculty of Sweet Nothingness. Or Yusef Null, the … Continue reading

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I did write 2,000 posts, and I will write 2,000 more

Yes! With this post, I hit the long-awaited 2,000th blog post for Hatboy’s Hatstand. I’ve been holding off until I had something worth posting and I know it’s been a long time coming, but what with a variety of absolutely … Continue reading

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War is Noël / Finding Them, Part 7

Wherein Shit Gets Weird, Then Ends “Her name is Ana-Lennox Medianu,” I said, “and her friends called her Lenny, and our friends called her Carl. But considering what their nicknames were, she got off lightly.” “I’m listening,” Carla said. “A … Continue reading

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War is Noël / Finding Them, Part 6

Wherein Shit is Both a Brick and a Creek, Due to Principles of Higher Physics Now, regardless of what I was saying a while back – you know, about the savagely random universe and how ultimately you can either solve the … Continue reading

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