I continued re-editing and rewriting Out For Vengeance which looks like it will make an appearance in April. Unlike some of my older fiction, the story holds up pretty well and should make a very solid novella when it is released. The tale will combine an original vision for the history of a vigilante’s seventy year career with a re-imagining of multiple public domain characters.
I also put work in on a new story. I have had an idea for a modern day revamp of the classic pulp character Secret Agent X for quite some time. It was one of those ideas that sat on the back burner for years, just in case I ever felt a need to dust it off and use it. While I have other modernized ideas for pulp heroes over the years, I wanted X to have the right place to make his debut. I just never quite realized that I had been waiting to publish it for a couple years now. Metahuman Press has had a Spy World collection in the works for years, always waiting on just another story to be complete. Spy fiction has never been my forte exactly, but my ideas for X make my entryway into the genre a bit easier, as it gives a bit of a super-science flair to things.
The weekend was spent wrapping up a podcast project that I hope to spend more time talking about in the future. I mailed off my half to my partner in crime on this one.
Today’s image features a cover of the classic Secret Agent X which oddly never seemed to feature X himself, only his female companion Betty Dale in danger. Cover from The FictionMags Index Family site.