Archive for May, 2010

Saint Elli

Posted in Poetry on May 27, 2010 by gregoryfrye

a new poem (w/photograph) by Dog in the Sand’s Gregory Frye. (Gees, is he the only writer DITS has!)

click the ‘more…’ button below to read the actual poem and to see the actual photograph. thank you.

and click the ‘about’ link for information about contributing to Dog in the Sand Magazine. thank you again. Continue reading

Fiction and Reality

Posted in Feature Articles on May 15, 2010 by gregoryfrye

For those who missed it the first time around when it was published over at 3:AM. (Special thanks to Susan Tomaselli for laying this out.)

Melding Fiction & Reality: The World of Mike Carey

By Gregory Frye.

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“Stories are the only thing worth dying for,” Mike Carey says, quoting the words of Count Ambrosio, one of the villains in his new Vertigo monthly comic book series The Unwritten, co-created with artist Peter Gross.

The line comes with the mention of the Greeks who fought at Troy, women burned as witches, the Rosenbergs, religious martyrs, and the millions who have fallen in every war since the beginning of time.

“[This notion] comes from a very strong feeling which I’ve always had – and just gets stronger as I get older – that we don’t live in the real world,” Carey says. “We think we do, but we live in narratives. We live in ideas about the world. The stories that we tell ourselves are the furniture of our lives, the furniture of our thoughts, the factors of our decisions.” Continue reading

Haunted Prosthetic Limb Rescued From the Dumpster Near the Produce Stand

Posted in fiction, flash fiction, News with tags , , on May 6, 2010 by gregoryfrye

Dog in the Sand’s Gregory Frye has had another piece published over at 3:AM Magazine. This time it’s flash fiction. YAY! Click here to read “Haunted Prosthetic Limb Rescued From the Dumpster Near the Produce Stand.”

Lane Watson article

Posted in Feature Articles with tags , , , on May 4, 2010 by gregoryfrye

The Ancient Sailor: from dilettante to monkhood cave writing

by Gregory Frye

Most people haven’t heard of writer Lane Watson yet, which is a good reason for you to check his website lanewatson.com as soon as you finish reading this article about him.  Actually check it now and come back here later!

Any work he publishes from here on out has been a long time coming and should not be taken lightly.

“I would say my relationship with creativity is love-hate. I absolutely hate it on a daily basis because it just tears into me. But when I do complete something, even when it’s sort of half-ass, it’s a joyful experience. It’s like a spiritual, orgasmic ascension,” Lane Watson says, his face reduced to a small box on my computer screen during a transatlantic video call. Continue reading