Monday, May 9, 2016

Blog.carstory.com Articles

In the spring of 2016 I was hired to write articles for Vast.com, the only criteria was that they had to involve cars. I started writing articles about cars in movies, and balanced those out with articles about cars in songs, fiction, popular culture in general and my own personal life. Below is the list of those articles online. Please visit.

"Vast uses big data and analytics to provide context and insights for automotive and real estate. The result? An efficient, highly personalized buying experience that benefits everyone."

Each article is a challenge to remain within the basic word count constraints and to save the best for last, so if you only make it though half an article you might be missing the best stuff. 

Personal Experiences
WWMD
Remembering Rusty Our Family Station Wagon
Orgazmo (1997)

Fiction
Roger Zelazny "Devil Car"

Music
Rush "Red Barchetta"
Johnny Cash "One Piece at a Time"

Movies

Better Off Dead (1985)
Bullitt (1968)
Christine (1983)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Eat My Dust (1976)
Heavy Metal (1981)
Orgazmo (1997)
Used Cars (1980)

Monday, April 11, 2016

"The Barnstormer" written by Fred L. Taulbee Jr.

This short story, "The Barnstormer," was published in 1994 in Northwestern State University's Argus.

 Go HERE for a free pdf copy of Argus and go to page135.

Something strange is happening on a small southern farm, and the farmer has a story to tell, a story that involves UFO's, a "trankilling" gun and something in the barn her calls his Barnstormer.

"The Last Tree" written by Fred L. Taulbee Jr.

This short story, "The Last Tree," was published in 1994 in Northwestern State University's Argus and in Child Life Oct/Nov 1994. 

Go HERE for a free pdf copy of Argus and go to page 4.

A farmer trying to find wood for fire to cook and keep his family warm finds the Last Tree, but the Last Tree has another idea.

Monday, March 28, 2016

A-Haunting We Will Go, short story by Fred L. Taulbee Jr.



"A-Haunting We Will Go" by Fred L. Taulbee Jr.

A killer and his victim talk it over on a train ride to hell, but whose hell?

This story is currently only available from Bete Noire Issue #13.

Some stories take actual years to write to get right. This one poured out pretty strong on its first sitting, and was done after a few rounds of revision. 


Back Cover Blurb for Ana and the House Are One


Below is the Back Cover Blurb or summary for Ana and the House Are One by Fred L. Taulbee Jr.

Publications Fred L. Taulbee Jr.

Ana and the House Are One.