2021 looks set to be a writing (when I can) kinda year rather than a publishing year. There will definitely be some news on my current series coming, but brand new material will have to wait for 2022.
Given that, it’s nice to come out the gates of the new year with a short story featured in Grimdark magazine. Stiff’s Standoff was written as a piece of grimdark – a morally grey character, mercenary leader Lothar ‘Stiff’ Sauer, is trying to get by in a bleak world. Throw in some dark humour and you have (in my opinion) the classic grimdark blueprint. So it’s nice that the story has found its natural home in grimdark magazine.