Author Archives: dan
Baby birds cry out. The dried worms on the concrete will help them grow wings.
Yeah sorry, today I’m not writing about my new book deal or my new way of writing or whatever. I’ve had a tough week, so today I’m rewarding myself. Today I’m writing about generating new words in my ergo-absolutive alternate-history … Continue reading
In an old garden Red tulips have spread themselves. Next year, there’ll be more.
“Debut novelist Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, in which a Japanese nature show host finds himself on an exploratory trip to an alien world, but when members of the party start to die, he wonders if one of the others might … Continue reading
Happy Gyulovo Week, everyone! This week, between Lazarov Saturday and Orthodox Easter, covers almost all of the events of my nearly-finished historical fantasy The Sultan’s Enchanter. It’s during this week in early spring that Elena, the witch of Gyulovo, makes … Continue reading
The janka‘s black spines. A martenitsa on them Left in white flowers.
Vanessa Van Edwards confesses at the beginning of her book that she is by nature a shy and awkward person, crippled by her social anxiety and generally unsuccessful at networking events. Like all great nerds, however, she applied rigorous empiricism … Continue reading
The moon shines through dust Gray pink and blue blur its shape But its seas are there
A nighttime window. In the dark, a bird cries out. Another answers.
A cap of gray cloud. But I know that behind it The mountain is there.