D. A. D'Amico

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

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

“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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Last sale of the year

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

Struggling through

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.

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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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...

"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

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

Bittersweet

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

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