D. A. D'Amico

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

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Last sale of the year

December 19, 2015

I sold my story "Al Dente" to 9Tales Told In The Dark #8. It's available on Amazon.

Struggling through

September 10, 2015

It's been six months since my heart exploded. I feel like I've aged twenty years since then. It's a chore to get up in the morning, and I'm often in pain. My traitorous heart continues to plot against me. I spent last Tuesday in the emergency room, short of breath and suffering the same pains I felt…

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It's been roughly a month since my heart exploded.

March 8, 2015

I collapsed sometime around midnight on the 6th of February. I couldn't breathe, the pain in my chest felt like someone was standing on top of me. One of my valves had split open. Blood was pooling in the in the sack surrounding my heart, crushing the life out of me.

I got really lucky. The odds …

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January 23, 2015

I find it difficult to write sometimes. Well, the writing part isn't actually what I have trouble with. It's getting in there and trying. It's easy to blame work or family, but it's all internal. I want to write. I love writing, making up characters and stories, and I get lost in the worlds I create…

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Awards, kinda...

January 23, 2015

"Bittersweet" was chosen as one of the top 10 stories of the year by the Critters P&E Annual Readers Poll. It originally appeared in Plasma Frequency Magazine's 11th issue, April/May 2014, and will be featured again in their Year Two Anthology.

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Outside the Box

January 23, 2015

My story "Outside the Box" is up at Plasma Frequency Magazine.

Bittersweet

January 2, 2015

Plasma Frequency Magazine has included my story, "Bittersweet" in their year 2 anthology. 

Jucarii

January 2, 2015

My clockpunk story, "Jucarii" is up at New Myths Magazine.

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September 5, 2014

The wonderful people at New Myths Magazine will be publishing my clockpunk story, "Jucarii" in their December issue. I'm excited because this will be my 20th published story since that first breakthrough sale to L. Ron Hubbard Presents, Writers and Illustrators of the Future in 2011.

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September 5, 2014

My steampunk story, “The Woman Who Was More Than a Wrench” is available at Plasma Frequency Magazine.  They'll also be publishing my story, "Outside the Box" in a later issue of their magazine.

Overworked

July 22, 2014

Working crazy hours at my day job is killing my word count. How do people juggle long hours and still manage to crank out novel length manuscripts? 

Cleaning up

April 24, 2014

I reworked my website to make it a little easier to read, and a bit friendlier to edit. Hope you like it.

Bittersweet

February 3, 2014

Plasma Frequency Magazine purchased my story, "Bittersweet" for their April/May 2014 issue. I wrote this piece over the winter while having a nice cup of cocoa.

Twelfth Sale in 2013!

November 4, 2013

I sold my twelfth story of 2013 today. It was "Point of Ascension", a near future space story about orbital divers on a desperate mission. It's one of my favorite stories, and I'm very happy to have sold it. It'll be included in the Strange Bedfellows anthology by Bundoran Press.

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My one day story from WOTF

October 10, 2013

We were asked to write a story in a day during the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future workshop (May 2011). Props were given out, and we were to use those props in conjunction with a brief conversation with a stranger on the street to formulate an idea for our stories. My prop was a rock. …

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Ten sales this year

August 15, 2013

Counting back from the sale of "Moment of Inertia" to Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine at the beginning of this year, to my story "Dee", just purchased by Every Day Fiction, I've sold TEN stories this year. Quite a feat for me. 2011 was the first year I started selling stories, and I only sold …

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A third sale to Every Day

August 3, 2013

Every Day Fiction has purchased one of my more pretentious and literary pieces, "Dee". It's a very dark what-if story set in the world of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and I've inserted quite a few nods to Lewis Carroll. Every Day Fiction is one of my favorite markets. They seem…

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A personal contest becomes a sale

August 2, 2013

I occasionally have writing contests with friends where we choose two or three words randomly from the dictionary and try and concoct a story around them. My story, "Requiem in Diamond" was the result of a contest with a longtime friend, and I'm happy to say, SQ Magazine  has purchased it for their …

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A second story in my Universe

July 23, 2013

I've sold another story in what might become my working universe. It's a flash piece that lightly touches on a series of stories/novels I'm planning to write, about a team that rescues multi-generational slowships, those slower than light vessels destined to take hundreds of years to reach the stars…

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A Little More

July 4, 2013

I finally sold my story, "Little Men" to Silver Blade Magazine. I'd written this story several times from many angles, but couldn't quite make it work. At one point it topped out at twelve thousand words, but the version being published is only a bit more than two thousand words.

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