The Punisher and sale to DAW anthology

Weird night. I fell asleep early on the couch and woke up around midnight. Hobkin was curled at my hip so I booted my laptop to do some work downstairs. fosteronfilm turned on The Punisher, a movie I was somewhat curious about when it hit the theaters but didn’t end up going to.

I’m a wimp when it comes to scary movies, but I consider myself pretty tough-skinned and jaded with regard to action/adventure flicks, so I didn’t expect to have any difficulty with The Punisher. Apparently, IMDB classifies it as Crime/Drama/Thriller, but I don’t always understand or agree with IMDB’s classifications. Plus, the movie’s based on a comic book. Action/adventure/crime/drama/thriller or whatever, one scene squicked me out so totally and absolutely that I shrilled at fosteronfilm “turn it off! turn it off!” astonishing both him and me.

So yeah, I found it so disturbing I couldn’t watch it all the way through. That doesn’t happen very often. Normally I know if I won’t be able to handle a movie, but this one tossed me a big ole curve. Didn’t get back to sleep until around 5AM, and I had bad dreams to boot.

However, despite the questionable night, I’m having a great day, thanks to dsnight!


Writing Stuff

dsnight liked “Honor is a Game Mortals Play” and wants it for Heroes in Training! Squee! I’ve got a bookshelf full of DAW titles, many of which I read and fell in love with when I was just a wee fangirl. I’m thrilled giddy to have one of my stories in a DAW anthology! Squee SQUEE SQUEE!

“Kaawwa, Naagan, and the Queen’s Diamond Necklace” is now up at Dragonfly Spirit. In addition to the cover art featuring my tale, Lauren Francis did another absolutely charming illustration for it.

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41 Responses to The Punisher and sale to DAW anthology

  1. lizziebelle says:

    I’d squee for you, but it looks like you have it covered! 😉

  2. mroctober says:

    Snaps to you, hon!

  3. aimeempayne says:

    *Squees along with*

  4. elvesforeyes says:

    Congrats and squee away! Great story!

  5. jimhines says:

    How about some squees for me, too. I get to publish your wonderful little story 🙂

    • Eugie Foster says:

      You get the biggest SQUEE of all!

      If you were a few states closer than Michigan, I’d have been on your doorstep this morning to deliver a hug and my heartfelt thanks. Which, now that I think about it, probably makes it a good thing that you’re several states away. Popping up unannounced and then lunging unexpectedly at an editor is usually a questionable career move . . .

      • jimhines says:

        Yeah, it didn’t work out too well when I tried that with Marty Greenberg… But I appreciate the thought.

        And please remember, you’re the one who wrote the kick-ass story. You earned this, girl!

  6. buymeaclue says:

    Brava! ::confetti::

  7. marksiegal says:

    Squees and congrats for everybody!

  8. ogre_san says:


  9. raecarson says:

    Eugie, that is AWESOME!!! *squees madly*

  10. kaoslyon says:

    squicked me out so totally and absolutely that I shrilled at fosteronfilm “turn it off! turn it off!”

    Let me guess… was it the “pull out the piercings” scene?

    …and Congratulations btw! 🙂

    • Eugie Foster says:

      was it the “pull out the piercings” scene?

      Uh huh. *shudder*

      …and Congratulations btw!


      • Ah yeah, I can understand how that might get to you, but they don’t really show it taking place like most directors would try to do, and that’s what happens to Dave in the comic. Fortunately though, it turns out to be one of the best things that ever happened to him. Read the GN “Welcome Back Frank” next time you hit Oxford Comics. It’s actually pretty funny and The Russian is far more entertaining there.

        Oh, and congrats on the piece BTW.

      • amokk says:

        Yeah, that was pretty gruesome.

  11. wbledbetter says:

    Woo hoo! Congratulations! Great story…I’m not surprised.

  12. dream_wind says:

    That is absolutely awesome news… I’d do the Happy Dance on your behalf, but I’m at work, and everyone would look at me funny if I started doing high kicks and waving my arms around. I’ll leave that to the privacy of my study tonight.

    It was a wonderful story. Don’t blame DAW for wanting to put it in an anthology.

  13. Many big congrats! Getting in a DAW anthology is no small thing.
    (My first DAW antho story appears in SLIPSTREAMS, coming out in May. Yes, I know the joy. Welcome to the club. :> )

  14. basletum says:

    Congratulations! That story deserved to be in a DAW anthology. I’m still expecting to see a series pop up with those two characters. 😉

    Just read “Kaawwa, Naagan, and the Queen’s Diamond Necklace.” Awesome. I went ahead and Googled Panchatantra. Maybe I’ll find a little inspiration there myself. 🙂

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Thank you!

      Just read “Kaawwa, Naagan, and the Queen’s Diamond Necklace.” Awesome. I went ahead and Googled Panchatantra.

      I’m delighted you liked it. And yes, the Panchatantra is a really good introduction to Indian folklore as well as excellent muse food.

  15. safirasilv says:


    That’s such a fabulous story–glad the editor agreed!


  16. aliettedb says:

    Congrats ! That was a story that deserved to find a home somewhere. It found it so fast it’s clear you wrote something fabulous (and since I did read the story: yes, it was very very very good). A DAW anthology, nothing less! You go girl !

    ::Does the dance of joy for Eugie in front of her computer::

  17. amokk says:

    Congrats! 🙂

    So if I bring this copy of Ascendancy of Blood to Frolicon, can I get it signed? 😉

  18. Already emailed you a big congrats, but here’s some more. So glad that your story will be in a DAW book. Wow!

  19. Congratulations!

    See, I told you that story was already perfect.

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