Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Well the storm blew through, bringing bits and pieces of flesh and bone, short story rejects, and darkness.....but things have gotten better. It looks like I'll have a few more short stories published in the next few months. So, keep an eye out for 'em, folks!

Friday, May 16, 2008


I know, I know, it's been awhile since I last blogged; but you know how it goes. You have to work to keep food on the table and a roof over your head and keep gas in your car.



Folks, it looks as if my new book has raised some eye brows. A lot of people who have read it, actually like it. Which I find surprising. So, without further ado, since I've let Maggie May rest awhile - Lord knows she'll be a busy kicking the crap out of werewolves soon - I've started the second book of The Darkened Image. And, I must say, it is going quite well.

So far.

There's going to be answers to some things, that wasn't explained before in the first book, as well as what it looks like in the future. And even adding a few newer characters in the mix. I just hope the story will keep going strong and end good. I hope.

But anyway, check back next time, folks, maybe it won't be so long!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Nearing The End Of The Long Tunnel

And the light is blazing, folks, opening up its glow for my arrival. I'm finally ending my latest novel that I've been writing for, I don't know, maybe four months now? Can't recall the exact start of it, though. But, I did write the idea down some two years prior. Just now getting around to writing it out and completing the project. And I must add that it has been an adventure. I've loved writing this particular piece about my main protagonist Maggie May. She has taken my heart and ran with it.

Though, knowing her, she might even rip it apart because I led her through a horrifying adventure.

May be a little perturbed at what kind of life I've given the young lady. Hopefully not. Hopefully she'll understand that I'm only the writer, not the delivery of Death himself - well, actually, I am. Unfortunately. I was able to show her pain in the story. Elevate her depression some; but, in turn, will hopefully give her even more of a fierce persona. I just want her to be happy and mean and vindictive and sadistic all rolled into one. One happy flesh covered body wrapped around bones.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

My sweet little Maggie May.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Few Words

So far, I have to be thankful for having my stories published. I have to thank the editors for taking the chance with me. As well as the ones who published my book. Honestly, I don't think that I have much of a talent doing what I love to do. If people enjoy my work, I am grateful. If not, I fully understand. Some of my work is not for the faint of heart; whereas, some aren't so bad. Or too sadistic.

Sometimes, I stop and wonder what the hell is wrong with me.

Other times, I just enjoy the fantasy life that I keep myself in. And try not to think too much into that "reality thing".

So, it all works out. I suppose.

I really hope that I can finish the book that I've been writing for awhile, now. And, I think, that it is some of my lighter work. Not too creepy. Just a fun read. That is, what I'm projecting it to be. We'll just have to see, won't we?

Well, till next time..

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Words From Brick

As a writer - or if that's what you would call me - I think one seems to live in the fantasy world all of the time. Almost all. Sometimes I have to distinguish myself between what is going on inside of my skull and what is going on right "now". My brain has to adjust to the world that actually exists around me, rather than what I picture in my mind. Over and over.

It's just weird, folks. Odd.

Though, I don't claim to be normal. Never have.

But, on a different note, I would like to apologize that I haven't blogged very much. Either busy with home life or with my novel. Characterization is something that I am trying to work out better. Because I can tell you how each of my main characters feel. how they cope with life. As far as the reader understanding this, I really hope that I have thrown out the red carpet for them. Hopefully. I just want to make sure that my creation's are believable and live off the page. Although, that may be pressing it a bit. I don't think that I have the talent for it.

But maybe we'll see if I do once I have this novel finished.

Until next time, dear reader....

Friday, February 1, 2008

Into The Depths

Right now, I'm still working on my new novel and have reached the 40,000 word mark (whew!).

And it just keeps going and going and going....

I keep having more ideas for the story, which is good I think, because things have taken a weird turn.

Something that I didn't even see coming.

So, as I sink myself back under the flesh of my imagination - the other world that sits in my head with a broken lock on the door (Damn, gotta fix that one day) - I just sit back and let it take over, and possess me:

Coursing under my skin, injecting into my veins, spreading out into my pale shell of a human being - a shell covered in skin, muscles tightly wrapped around bone, blood circulating to keep my innards moits and wet - and searching through until finding its home in the tips of my fingers....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

In Further News...

Been a while since I last blogged.

Sorry about that.

Just been busy.

Anyways, I hope everyone has had a good start into the New Year of 2008.

So far, it's been fine on this side of the graves.

In the next few months I'll have more short stories published out there on the net. Recently, I have another micro short story for anyone who wants to read it on Microhorror.com

( http://www.microhorror.com/microhorror/author/brick-marlin/a-small-hunt )

One thing that I will say, is, that I have to thank all of the editors of the web zines for taking a chance on me and publishing my work. Also, Publish America for taking the chance on publishing my book "The Darkened Image". All of this, I am truly grateful for.

Because, ladies and gentlemen, writing is not easy to accomplish. Coming up with the idea, trying write proper grammar, have proper spelling, and having the right words that are easy to follow for the reader is a feat in itself.

And, have enough info that will draw the reader into the story.

I love doing what I do, but it is work.

But I don't mind that a bit.

Because when you are in your own imaginative world creating characters that are either good or bad, actually feeling them pouring from your soul, giving them life like Doctor Frankenstein did when he sent high voltage through his creation, it is a blast!

So, allow me to take my leave and slip back into the room with the four walls that breath like a human lung - inandoutinandout - and a crimson ceiling overhead that swells up so much, that I'm afraid that one day it'll burst and shower me in the color of red...

Till next time, dear reader......