Albuquerque and Taos Toolbox

I went on a Breaking Bad tour of Albuquerque, which involved riding around in a RV to visit sights where the TV show had been filmed.

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The real Los Pollos Hermanos is a Twisters restaurant.

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The owners of Walter White’s house have had to deal with a few people throwing pizza onto the roof of their garage.

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I was accepted into a 2-week science fiction/fantasy novel writing workshop, which was held near Taos, New Mexico. There were 18 students in total and we had classes where we critiqued each others’ work, along with lectures from Nancy Kress and Walter Jon Williams. We had a special guest lecture from George R. R. Martin and then went out for dinner with him. We were warned not to ask him when the next Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) book was coming out.

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We stayed at lodges in the Angel Fire Resort and on the weekend went for a hike in the nearby area.

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The Shadow Over His Mouth

My Cthulhu parody story, The Shadow Over His Mouth, is now up at Diabolical Plots.

Australian food blogger, Barry Lovecraft embarks on a perilous journey to find the world’s greatest seafood restaurant.

DP Fiction #29B: “The Shadow Over His Mouth” by Aidan Doyle

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The Three-Tongued Mummy

“On the third night of the circus, the mummy stalked Doyle, who was redolent with the scents of a hundred countries.”

I have a cameo role in E. Catherine Tobler‘s awesome circus story, The Three-Tongued Mummy in Apex.

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Go read the story.

“It’s funny that pirates were always going around searching for treasure, and they never realized that the real treasure was the fond memories they were creating.”
– Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts

Then read the write up about her inspiration for the story. If only I’d listened to Jack Handey’s advice, my fictional life could have turned out happier.

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