They’re gonna put me in the movies

Morpheus Tales #11

My short story “Bramblevines” is heading from page to screen.

Filmmaker Jaime Chavez is making a short animated film based on my story of a sociopathic kid and his good buddy, a blood-drinking tree. Storyboards are supposed to be done early next year and the animation some time after.

Jaime, an old Texas friend now living in San Francisco, wants to enter the animation in a variety of festivals, and I’d certainly like to see that happen as well. He’s already shared a script, a shot planner and composition studies — all of which look great.

I’ll keep you posted here as the project unfolds.

Incidentally, “Bramblevines” first appeared in Morpheus Tales #11 with wonderful art by Ian Welsh.

“Bramblevines” winds its way into Morpheus Tales


Morpheus Tales IV

Another story has found a home.

“Bramblevines,” a dark little piece I workshopped with the San Antonio Writers Guild earlier this year, will run early 2010 in the U.K.-based mag Morpheus Tales. Should be a fun read, so stay tuned.

Incidentally, Morpheus Tales is shaping up to be a real contender of a horror publication. The folks behind it have done a great job of placing pieces by established writers like Joe R. Lansdale and Ray Garton alongside those by newer names in the genre. Not to mention, the art and layout are just plain slick.