Iulian's Personal Blog

Post-Trump Election Doomsday Scenario (Act 1)

It is the Year of our Lord, 2019. We are a couple of years into the Trump presidency and things are going moderately okay, if judging solely by the quality of ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches. If everything else is considered, things are quite terrible, but people get by. Taking advantage of the short-term chaos, California manages to sneak-in a vote for secession. The vote passes with 99.99% of votes; the only 3 entities who voted No are Chuck Norris and his two fists. Trump doesn’t pay any attention to this event because: a) he is quite happy to rid the US of all these liberals and b) he is busy with some new messages that the CIA had just recovered from Hillary Clinton’s StarCraft account which seem to implicate her in some sort of Intergalactic conspiracy.

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Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #4 is out!

Issue #4 is out! We've got 12 stories, 5 interviews, one artist spotlight, a book review, and a movie review. See the table of contents below. Please share:   Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #4 - science fiction and fantasy short stories Fiction “Circus in the Bloodwarm Rain” by Cat Rambo “Forever” by Rachel Pollack “The…
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Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #3 is out!

Issue #3 is finally out! We've got 13 stories, 3 interviews, one artist spotlight, a book review, and a movie review. See the table of contents below. Please share:   Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #3 - science fiction and fantasy short stories "Descant" - Piers Anthony "The Peacemaker" - Rachel A. Brune "My Favorite Photos…
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Kickstarter Campaign – The First Week

  I have to admit, this is my very first Kickstarter campaign. I've supported a few in the past, and I've read a lot of articles about them, but before last week, I've never attempted running one. Today, the Kickstarter campaign for Fantasy Scroll Magazine is in it's fifth day since launch and I am…
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Kickstarter Campaign for Fantasy Scroll Magazine

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am editing a brand new speculative fiction magazine, called Fantasy Scroll Mag, featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short stories. As of today we have launched our Kickstarter campaign. Please read below, visit the campaign page, or jump to the Kickstarter Kit to help me promote…
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It’s Too Late For Me

This is something I witnessed a while back, and for the longest time I’ve internalized it and ran it over and over in my head, trying to make sense of it. Eventually I decided to put it into words. It happened at the end of a work day, as I was heading home, waiting for…
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Editing a New Magazine

I know it's a crazy thing, but I have started my own science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine. I've been thinking about this for ages and finally, on the last stretch of 2013, I managed to pull all my resources together and create a new online magazine. Here are the highlights:   Magazine Homepage: http://fantasyscrollmag.com/…
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New Short Story Market

I am happy to announce that as of today I am the proud editor of my own fantasy, science-fiction, and horror short story magazine. It's been a difficult decision for me to start this, but it's something I have always wanted to do, so I decided to go ahead with it. Here are the highlights:…
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Completed NaNoWriMo 2013

Yey!! Another successful NaNo for me. I am very thankful to everyone around me who understood my insane schedule during this crazy time. If you ever wondered if NaNo is worth, just try it once and you will love it! Iulian
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