author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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Niki's Latest Blog Posts

actually writing blog: A bunch of yay and also driving
2019-08-22 22:09 MDT

Hello. I have just driven through a lot of Kansas. This weekend is the War of Wheels tournament in Salina, and I'm here to cheer on the Boulder County Bombers Screaming Mimis as they compete. It's going to be a lot of fun and very exciting and I am looking . . . .


actually writing blog: all right fine i'll stop denying reality are you satisfied
2019-08-13 00:38 MDT

Hey lookit it's a Friday Fictionette! The one that was due on July 19th! At this rate, I'll be caught up... well, never, actually. The past few releases have taken more than a week each. I do not like that, and I expect I'll do something about that real so . . . .


actually writing blog: we pause in our endless slog through the Great Overdue for some good news
2019-08-08 23:58 MDT

So I've spent the last week or so getting even farther behind and am now in the middle of a frenzied new push to Do All The Things Every Day, which is why you're getting a blog post again at last. I did say I'd let you know when the latest reprinting of m . . . .


actually writing blog: i share with you the casserole of my people
2019-07-24 18:49 MDT

No news today, just a recipe. Because I win at casserole, is why. And you can too! Here is how. First, acquire seven medium-sized mirlitons. Seven is a good number. If you can't find mirliton, chayote will do. BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SAME THING. If you don't . . . .


actually writing blog: a list of things which are not excuses followed by a list of things which are good things
2019-07-23 23:58 MDT

Last week was eventful. Not the good kind of eventful, either. I had a headlight to get replaced on a car, a sudden flood of water from the ceiling to investigate, and, most worrisome of all, a computer that wouldn't power on. It all pretty much hit last w . . . .


actually writing blog: the hardest working little story in my stable
2019-07-10 23:50 MDT

So this blog post is mainly to announce that my short story, "First Breath", will be reprinted again. I'm not sure exactly when and I don't think I'm at liberty yet to say exactly where, but I have Signed a Contract so it's pretty darn definite. I'm tickl . . . .


actually writing blog: in praise of those arsonists who light fires under my butt
2019-07-02 23:58 MDT

So my roller derby league does this thing where on Mondays they post a member profile to their public Facebook page, and this week the member being profiled is me. And that feels weird. Like, one, Anxiety Brain is sure that this makes me look like the bigg . . . .


actually writing blog: look it's a thing it's a very late thing but it's a thing
2019-06-27 23:34 MDT

Hark! An overdue Friday Fictionette rises over yon horizon. It's "Love in the Time of Lizard People," nominally the release for June 14, and it has a little to do with the trustworthiness of telepathic aliens but a lot more to do with the trustworthiness o . . . .


actually writing blog: i distract you with poetry and sanctioned violence
2019-06-21 22:23 MDT

So have I posted the Friday Fictionettes that were due last week and today? No. No, I have not. They will not be appearing tonight. Fridays suck, this week has sucked, I suck. It's true. But hey! Let me distract you with the Summer Solstice 2019 issue of E . . . .


actually writing blog: still hard even when it's a different kind of hard
2019-06-18 23:36 MDT

Let's talk interactive fiction. Do I know what I'm talking about when I talk about interactive fiction? Hell, no. But I'm trying to learn, because there's a story I've been wanting to submit to Sub-Q for, like, ever, and they're open to submissions right n . . . .

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Recently Published

2019-08-05: "First Breath" in Terror at 5280'

"First Breath" has been reprinted online as part of the run-up to the release of Terror at 5280', the Denver Horror Collective's new local horror fiction anthology. Read it here.

(To clarify: My story appears only on the website; it will not appear in the anthology itself. My apologies for the misleading header on this item; it's automatically generated by combining the manuscript title with the publication it was submitted to.)

2019-06-21: "Apotheosis" in Eternal Haunted Summer

Read it now. Heck, read the whole issue.

2018-10-12: "First Breath" in Tales to Terrify

Podcast at Tales To Terrify, Episode 350. Narrated by Michelle Kane.

Also in that episode: Victoria Glad's classic, "Each Man Kills" (Weird Tales, 1951). Narrated by Brian Rollins.

2018-04-16: "What Dreams May Hatch" in Toasted Cake

Click here for Toasted Cake 180, featuring my story "What Dreams May Hatch."