D. A. D'Amico

Writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more.

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Fan mail for "The 'aiei of the Snow"

June 19, 2017

A while ago, I got an amazing letter about a story I wrote, and I've been meaning to post it, but circumstances have kept me from spending a lot of time online. It's rare a writer gets feedback at all, and a truly positive reaction is a moving experience. It validates the worlds and people within me…

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May 31, 2017

My story, "A Crime of Fiction" is up at The Wifiles.

My first Dieselpunk: "The Metal Moai"

April 22, 2017

My story, "The Metal Moai" is in Outposts of Beyond this month. It's a dieselpunk tale of a young woman who learns hope in one of the most remote places on Earth, and of her little sister who befriends a war machine that may be their salvation or destruction.

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A little more "Little Men"

April 15, 2017

My story, "Little Men" is available on Amazon in "9 Tales Told in the Dark #22". It was originally published in Silver Blade Magazine in September of 2013, and it's about a father who struggles with the loss of hope in a dying world.

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Fart Monkey rides again

April 14, 2017

The Singularity Magazine has my story, "Fart Monkey and the Shoe" up on its site. This is a bittersweet piece about a failing relationship, and it was originally published by Every Day Fiction back in August of 2012. Manawaker Studios also did a podcast of this story if you'd rather listen.

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Finally, "Final Station"

April 13, 2017

Manawaker Studios has just produced a podcast of my story, "Final Station". It's science fiction/horror, and there are things more frightening than being stranded on an empty alien world, finding you're not alone is one.

 

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"I Am Brihaspati", a tale of the Inner System

March 15, 2017

My story, "I Am Brihaspati" is up at New Myths today. I'm excited, because it's a pivotal story in my Inner System Universe. Also, I like the main character's courage and tenacity.

 

This story is part of a running timeline that explores the creation and history of a space habitat, and the li…

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“Through Starlight, Dying” - My first collection of stories

March 14, 2017

“Through Starlight, Dying” is my first collection. It features 31 stories previously published in a variety of venues, and for many stories this is their first time in print (paperback). I'm putting a link on my website www.dadamico.com for those interested in purchasing an autographed copy str…

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The 'aiei of the Storm

February 28, 2017

My story, "The 'aiei of Snow" is up at Electric Spec. It's a very human tale of family and loss in a time of magic. It's a bit more touchy-feely than my usual work. I really enjoyed writing this piece.

 

The editors had very good things to say about it. I hope they're right.

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A Second Soft Step

February 24, 2017

My story "A Single Soft Step", originally published in Slink Chunk Press last March, is now a podcast by Manawaker Studios. It's about a woman who seeks redemption and the return of a lost love in a last contact scenario with creatures who may be too alien to care.

Hear it here:  "A Single Soft…

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Cursed

January 24, 2017

My flash story, "Curse of the Were…" is up at FunDead Publications. It's a humorous tale of what might just happen if a curse isn't full... well, cursed. 

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Too Close for Comfort

December 31, 2016

 

My final sale of the year, "Close Contact", is an emotional story, and one I really connected with. It's available at MYTHIC.

 

"In a world where physical contact can kill, is the desire for the closeness of a simple caress madness?"

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Pups Bark Online

December 21, 2016

My story "Pups" is out at Double Feature Magazine. It's a cute story, and it's one I really liked writing.

 

"Is Sophia's faith in her little trash collection drones misplaced, or are they really as smart as she believes them to be?"

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Podcasts

October 20, 2016

Manawaker studios has produced podcasts of three of my stories, "Outside the Box", "Fart Monkey and the Shoe", and "Dee". They did a fantastic job with each and every one, and they're a pleasure to listen to.

I find it a bit surreal to hear the words I've dreamed up in my head read by someone els…

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A Memorable Fiction Moment

July 20, 2016

I saw this and smiled. Joseph Kaufman from EVERY DAY FICTION has listed my story "Dee" among some of the more memorable fiction. I liked this story. It's a bit bizarre and not quite right in the head, but so am I. It's a flash piece set in the world of Alice in Wonderland, but darker. Much darker. I…

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Electric Connection

July 3, 2016

I've got a new story out at Electric Spec. It's titled "One Slow Trigger Day", and it's special. I wrote it with my twin brother, Dean D'Amico.

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Too Hot to Handle

July 3, 2016

My zombie love story "Heat" is up online at The WiFiles. The heat of passion quickly turns into the heat of decay for a confused young woman.

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9 Tales of story sales

July 3, 2016

Well, not really 9...

Bride of Chaos is publishing a few of my shorter and darker works in their 9Tales series. "Al Dente", a hostage story you can get your teeth into, is already out in 9Tales Told in the Dark #8. "The Shadow Boxer", a dieselpunk tale of magic and Nazis, is also out in 9Tales To…

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A single soft sale

March 12, 2016

Slink Chunk Press has published my story "A Single Soft Step". It's a sad tale of final contact about a woman who seeks redemption with creatures who may be too alien to care.

 

This story shares something in common with my previous story sale, "The Lemon Thief of Munjid Al Salam". I wrote th…

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The Lemon Thief finds a home

February 28, 2016

My story "The Lemon Thief of Munjid Al Salam" has finally found a home at Liquid Imagination.

This story holds sentimental value, because it was the first story I'd tried to get published back in 2010 when I decided to get off my butt and become a writer. I originally submitted it to "L. Ron Hubbar…

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