1 Day To Halloween: Foreword/Afterword Ink Sketches

A couple of new ink sketches to accompany my Foreword and Robin's Afterword in the book. Tomorrow Bastards//Bones will be available in the TBMBD! bookstore.

2 Days To Halloween: www.

New ink drawing for the bonus story, www. out of the Bastards//Bones anthology book.

3 Days To Halloween: Strike A Pose

One night while Anne is on shift at the diner, she is joined by one of her acting classmates, April, who is around the same age as her. The diner is filled with red plastic chairs, red trays, pine tables, there’s hot filter coffee bubbling away, checkered tiles and red booths that sit the maximum of four people per table. There's an arcade machine with space monsters darting across the screen. A solitary young twelve-year-old boy is rattling away at the controls, fixated on the screen and he is making a racket. April is sat alone in one of the booths, she is there to grab some coffee and provide Anne some company. April is hoping to get a chance to chat with Anne. She has a folded up newspaper next to her tray, with a red circle on one of the ads. As they finally get to talk, it's hard for them to hear each other over the loud noise from the arcade machine, the kid just hit a high score. They scowl at him.

 Excerpt from Strike A Pose, a story out of the Bastards//Bones anthology book.

4 Days To Halloween: Forgiveness

“Hey Lou, check under the desk, there may be a safe,” Bill says.

There’s nothing, just some old stained papers with some illegible writing on it. The other two guys riffle through the draws, nothing but personal belongings and more letters. The letters look like torn up love letters, but each handwriting is different and all signed off from the same title, "sister". They are love letters from the old man's multiple lovers.

“The dirty ol’ man, eh?” sniggers Lonnie.

Excerpt from Forgiveness, a story out of the Bastards//Bones anthology book. 

5 Days To Halloween: Boombox

“Why don't you two slobs get a job instead of living in the street, begging for money?”

“That's how we roll, old man. See this thing,” one of them says pointing at the audio player. “This beauty requires ten D-size batteries to function, that's what we need the money for. Music is our life man and besides, we make the streets look better.”

Excerpt from Boombox, a story out of the Bastards//Bones anthology book. 

6 Days To Halloween: Toe Tag

Inside the Morgue it’s as cold as steel, like the inside of a freezer. The room is filled with steel tables with wheels, medical instruments on top, all laid out strategically and systematically. The smell of death mixed with antiseptic fills the air in the room. All but one of the cold body chambers are shut closed.

Excerpt from Toe Tag, a story out of the Bastards//Bones anthology book.

7 Days To Halloween: Dead-She

Frank is going to skip work today. He shaves, gets dressed quickly and from the safe where he keeps his valuables he grabs the handgun that he's so far used only for target practice and stuffs it in the back of his pants. He leaves the apartment, already knowing his destination.

Excerpt from Dead-She, a story out of the Bastards//Bones anthology book.

8 Days To Halloween: Bones Ornaments

Ink sketches.

9 Days To Halloween: Like A Setlist...

These are the 17 stories that are going to be featured in the Bastards//Bones book, possibly in that order too. We are looking at about 100 pages, more details as they come.