Pinky The Invisible Flying Pony Vs The Giant, Carnivorous, Poisonous, Exploding Spider-Leeches (2012)
Now Available from Sam’s Dot Publishing in the anthology Sky-Tinted Waters.
About The Story:
Someone pointed out that if I was going to have a hero as epic and memorable as an Invisible Flying Pony, then I need to have an equally epic and memorable enemy.
Queue the spider-leeches.
Now spider-leeches themselves might seem bad enough, but these aren’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill spider-leeches. These are genetically modified spider-leeches. They are big. And fast. And poisonous. And explosive.
And they just broke loose in a middle school in southern Minnesota…
Pinky The Invisible Flying Pony Vs The Giant Carnivorous, Poisonous, Exploding Spider Leeches is a horror-comedy about a 13-year old girl named Payton and her invisible flying pony friend named Pinky. When a hoard of spider-leeches gets loose in Belle Plaine Middle School and threatens to grow out of control and destroy the world, Payton concocts some outrageous plans to stop them. But Pinky is going to need some persuading…
Will a Zamboni, a leaf blower, radioactive material from Three Mile Island, and a case of Bacon-Flavored Squeezy Cheese be enough to stop the spider-leeches? Probably not. But it’s guaranteed to make a disturbingly fun and gooey mess of a short story, and it’s now available in Sky-Tinted Waters, a compilation of 20 stories from the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Group, distributed by Sam’s Dot Publishing.
“…laugh-out-loud funny and has one of the most colorful and outrageous protagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.”
“Conrad! Stop making the copy editor laugh! She will snort tea on her computer screen, and your story will be full of the really weird editing marks.”