September 26th, 2010

Alpa Workshop 2010 Photos

Here are some pics of me from this year's Alpha workshop. Thanks to Sarah Hollowell for snapping these.

David Barr Kirtley photo

Reading my short story "The Ontological Factor" at Confluence

David Barr Kirtley photo

Glaring at someone -- probably named Katie -- who was late reseating herself
after intermission. And, as always, I'm surrounded by romance and mystery.

David Barr Kirtley photo

Am I really that much taller than Sarah Wood? Man, that's crazy. This looks like some
weird Peter Jackson-style forced perspective shot. In other news, Cthulhu lives.

Not If You Were the Last Short Story on Earth Reviews Way of the Wizard

The first review I've seen of The Way of the Wizard, on Not If You Were the Last Short Story on Earth, concludes, "There were some seriously outstanding stories in this collection," and singles out six stories, including my "Family Tree." ("Again, this is not a story that lauds magic and its users. Rather, it asks the rather pointed question: what happens when most in the family are magical? How do you deal with conflict, and jealousy, and the conflagrations that inevitably occur -- especially when you're living on top of each other?")

Family Tree Short Story Art Illustration David Barr Kirtley Michael Dimotta

The Tillman Story Movie Trailer

Here's The Tillman Story, a new documentary about Pat Tillman, who walked away from a multi-million dollar NFL contract in order to enlist in the Army Rangers after 9/11. He was an outspoken atheist and progressive who was killed by his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan under extremely suspicious circumstances. The military covered everything up and turned Tillman's funeral into a propaganda exercise, and it's only been through the dogged determination of Tillman's mother that any of the facts have come to light.