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Worship Hymn Reviewed

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Jan 25th, 2015
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Nev Murray reviewed my new short story over at horror fiction website, Ginger Nuts of Horror.

“What transpires is a story right out of The Twilight Zone or an old horror flick you might have watched in the 80’s or early 90’s.” - See more

Worship Hymn

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Dec 7th, 2014
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I just released a brand new story for kindle. It’s a bit of a departure from my Jack of Hearts stuff. In fact, it’s closer to the kind of story I first published years ago–strange and a little horrific. It’s meant to be part of a series of stories that all take place in the same neighborhood. Here’s a shot of the cover:

Lizzy Beck likes to play alone in the park next to her boring suburban neighborhood. With no true friends to speak of and a family that makes her feel like an outsider, solitude suits her just fine. But when she finds a disembodied head floating in a creek, her mundane reality—and her loneliness—take a sharp turn for the surreal.

So, if the weather’s grey and gloomy out, this just might be the creepy afternoon read your heart desires. Leave me a review if you like it and spread the word. You can pick it up on Kindle here.

Of Salmon’s Tails and Green-Eyed Girls

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Apr 14th, 2011
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A story of mine, Of Salmon’s Tails and Green-Eyed Girls, was just published in issue #5 of the e-zine Flagship. This is a tale I wrote a while ago, playing around with mythology (one of my favorite subjects). If you like that kind of stuff you might like it.

They also did an audio version of the story, which is something new for me. It’s both fun and a little strange to listen to a recording of someone reading your work.

Shock Totem Review & Other News

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Mar 20th, 2011
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Nathaniel Katz posted a new review of Shock Totem #2 on his blog, The Hat Rack. My story, The Rat Burner appeared in that issue. I enjoy seeing  how people react to something I’ve written. Even if negative, it’s always a chance to learn something new. In this case The Rat Burner is noted as one of the stand out tales, along with the work of Leslianne Wilder (fellow Austinite, I believe), Grá Linnaea and Sarah Dunn.

In other news, I’ve been polishing up several of my stories that take place in Cedar Park. Yep, that’s right–I looked outside my own front door at the benign suburban landscape spreading along the edge of Austin, and tried to see it in a different way. A drain hole at the bottom of reality sort of way, where all the weird-shaped bits get stuck on the grate. Hopefully you’ll be seeing them pop up in a few places soon. More on that in a while.

And in the deep background, the sequel to Jack of Hearts is simmering.


Shock Totem Review

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Sep 1st, 2010
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Just a quick update. Fatally Yours did a nice review of Shock Totem #2 which has my story, The Rat Burner, in it. You can read the review here:


And there’s another cool review at the Journal of Always here:


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About Me

Ricardo Bare
Austin, Tx

Ricardo Bare is a writer and game designer living near Austin, Texas. Currently he works as a game designer for Arkane Studios, which in 2012 released Dishonored. Ricardo started his career in the games industry working on the Deus Ex series, winner of the BAFTA and numerous other Game of the Year awards.

Ricardo is the author of Jack of Hearts and Fool of Fate, the first two books in a young adult fantasy series.


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