Thomm Quackenbush, author

The Problem of Cool (2017.06.07)
I'm no longer cool, but that's not a bad thing.

Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose (2017.06.05)
Are any of us free?

Sweet Sorrow (2017.06.03)
Amber leaves for a few days, for the first time since we moved in together.

Immemorial Day (2017.06.02)
You can't live forever.
Not me, though. I'm going to be immortal.

Trash Buddy (2017.06.01)
I pick through garbage and meet someone, but maybe I'm the real trash buddy...

Sea of Weirdness (2017.05.20)
I may not be under the water, but I can interview those who see mermaids.

Stop Watch (2017.05.18)
Time slows inside my head.

Grok Doubleplusungood and Jalad at Tanagra (2017.05.17)
I want to reach out, but I am a linguistic puzzle.

Our Digitally Departed (2017.05.15)
Facebook won't make the dead rise.

Our Nameless Cat (2017.05.12)
The story of a half-feral, hissing beast.

The Blackout of '17 (2017.05.10)
A tree tugs at the power lines. A chainsaw rips off the wall.

Liz the First (2017.05.05)
Liz is a therapist. She is not the therapist, but she may be a friend.

Seeking: Sherpa (2017.05.02)
The therapist who takes Xen as a client had better be a guru.

The Lake of Better (2017.04.27)
Things are better (or right), but the bad sticks out by contrast.

Benevolent Dictator (2017.04.21)
Xen would rather head an oligarchy with Elizabeth from Bioshock: Infinite.

Late for the Love of My Life (2017.04.19)
Xen could have met Amber sooner and would like back the time.

Madeline, Who Makes Zines (2017.04.16)
We encounter a curious librarian who makes zines, though not in the wild.

Comfortable in Their Skin (2017.04.13)
My students are burdened by their race and sometimes want to be transethnic.

False Starts for a Star (2017.04.03)
Amber deserves success.

Greedy Kindness (2017.03.29)
If you are kind because you expect an unlikely reward, is it still kindness?

Low Tide (2017.03.27)
There are mostly good days, but they are less interesting.

Crossing the Bridge (2017.03.23)
Chris crosses a bridge. Metaphorically.
No, wait, I mean literally.

Eidolon and Daemon (2017.03.08)
You are not yourself. You are the being moving your body around in this world.

Good Riddance (A Series of Masks) (2017.02.20)
Xen performs at No Such Convention and attends a memorial service all in the same weekend! Good thing he is a masked magician.

She Would Not Want to Be Burned (2017.02.14)
Melissa wouldn't want to be cremated. She tried it once.

Melissa Remains (2017.02.11)
Melissa lingers and former friends are told.

Melissa Dies (2017.02.10)
It's right there in the title. No metaphor here. She is dead.

The Saddest Lines (2017.02.06)
A letter to Daniel's retreating back.

I Will Miss You (2017.01.30)
Daniel leaves.

Childfree Anxiety (2017.01.25)
Xen really doesn't want children, but he can't let it drive him crazy.

An Accounting of Best Friends, Past and Present (2017.01.09)
If one best friend is riding off into the sunset, what happened to prior ones?

Last Sushi (2017.01.07)
Goodbyes are forced over Japanese food.

The Art of Losing (2017.01.01)
Daniel and Kest bring us to a museum and some of us end the night in Uptown Kingston.

Thomm Quackenbush is an author and teacher in the Hudson Valley. Double Dragon publishes four novels in his Night's Dream series (We Shadows, Danse Macabre, and Artificial Gods, and Flies to Wanton Boys). He has sold jewelry in Victorian England, confused children as a mad scientist, filed away more books than anyone has ever read, and tried to inspire the learning disabled and gifted. He is capable of crossing one eye, raising one eyebrow, and once accidentally groped a ghost. When not writing, he can be found biking, hiking the Adirondacks, grazing on snacks at art openings, and keeping a straight face when listening to people tell him they are in touch with 164 species of interstellar beings. He likes when you comment.

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Works by Thomm Quackenbush

The Night's Dream Series

We Shadows by Thomm Quackenbush

Danse Macabre by Thomm Quackenbush

Artificial Gods by Thomm Quackenbush