After the writing workshop, I stayed in Flagstaff, Arizona for a few days and went out on day trips to nearby sights.
I’d visited the Grand Canyon years ago, but it was good to see again.
I also went out to Horseshoe Bend.
And Antelope Canyon, which has beautiful colors.
And Monument Valley, which has been used as scenery in many movies.
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.
The real Los Pollos Hermanos is a Twisters restaurant.
The owners of Walter White’s house have had to deal with a few people throwing pizza onto the roof of their garage.
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.
We stayed at lodges in the Angel Fire Resort and on the weekend went for a hike in the nearby area.
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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