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10155176 10152371988569903 1973477224 n Greg Kaczynski · Author · added over 2 years ago
Just finished my first draft of Pearblossom Highway (working title), and I’ve sent it off to my writer’s group for feedback and notes... being in the middle of grad school currently blows, but I’m carving out the time to work a little each week, making baby steps of progress, getting the collection closer and closer to being born. 
10155176 10152371988569903 1973477224 n Greg Kaczynski · Author · edited over 2 years ago
Submitted The Chamber to Sci-Fi/Fantasy magazine, was rejected, but with a very nice note. Still hashing out The Itch and Pearblossom Highway, while some new ideas are blossoming for my December story. That story used to be about a zombie invasion, but that’s a bit overdone, so now I’m sketching out an idea more in line with the Elder Gods. 
Img 20160310 183906 Ken Lindsey · Author · added over 2 years ago
I love short stories and your idea here sounds great. Hope we get to see you drafting soon!
10155176 10152371988569903 1973477224 n Greg Kaczynski · Author · added over 2 years ago
Just finished my first draft of my February story, The Chamber (working title), and I’m very happy with it. The ending turned out quite a bit different than I had planned, seems that my main character had a different idea than I did about how to deal with her conundrum. I’m going to step away for a few weeks, maybe get back to that old lady with the cursed cat hair rug, and come back to Sarah and her sensory deprivation tank when I’m ready. 
10155176 10152371988569903 1973477224 n Greg Kaczynski · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Got rough drafts for my January story (things that go BUMP upstairs in a tiny apartment complex),  and my March story (little boy can’t sleep, little boy slips into alternate dimension occupied by a demonic presence that wishes to take his place in the real world). Almost done with rough drafts for my February story (sensory deprivation tank provides more relief than expected for a traumatized young woman) and my November story (body horror abounds as a depressed DOT worker cuts himself in a back alley and his body rebels against him with a mysterious infection). I’m also outlining my July story (bros heading out to Vegas via Pearblossom Hwy and stop to pick up some ladies), and I’ve begun sketching ideas for my April story (wealthy old lady in Beverly Hills plans the best going away party her neighborhood has ever seen). 

It’s a slow process, but it’s coming together!
10155176 10152371988569903 1973477224 n Greg Kaczynski · Author · added over 3 years ago
I have the 13 ideas, some of the stories first drafts are done, many are still cooking. The collection will encompass all sorts of weirdness from kids slipping into alternate dimensions because of insomnia, to weird body rashes that grow out of control, to cursed knickknacks left by a terrible neighbor, to enthusiastic redneck cults along the Pearlblossom Highway. My first collection was a moderate success and I'd like to build upon that and create a collection that focuses on the inherent weirdness of Los Angeles and her denizens.