Kydd Dustyn's Profile
|Favorite book:||Canticle for Leibowitz and Mutant 59: The Plastic Eaters|
|Member Since:||Apr 14, 2009|
|Bio:||I was born on Friday the 13th, so it kind of explains a lot of the bizarre events in my life. I've had a most extraordinary one, to be sure. Worked as an independent scriptwriter for television and movies for about 3 decades. Owner of Reel Character Productions. Over the years had the privilege to work with some of the great writers, artists, actors and directors of the 20th century. As for my writing personality, I'm into writing action "soft" sci-fi, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and police/detective stories and I love a good writing challenge even if it's not in my usual field. I'm not really good at recip reviewing, but harassing me by email generally works if I'm able to. My health these days doesn't really give me a choice sometimes. I will say that this site is worth the money. It took me a while to get over my writer's ego, but once I did, I think my work vastly improved. Since becoming a member here, I've published 2 novels (not self-published) and have been blessed to be included in 3 anthologies. Wrath of Angels, Blood Totems, Said and Unsaid, The Cloud and Zombies Ain't Funny. Some good publishing experiences, some not so good. But all a lesson learned towards attaining writer's Valhalla...LOL. My advice to new writers: never sign a contract until you've had it reviewed by a legit lawyer who knows about book contracts. Yes, you'll want to jump right in with excitement and joy, but DO NOT DO IT! Take the time to get it looked over by a lawyer. I can't emphasize this first step enough!!! Do it. No matter what else you have to sacrifice, DO IT. It will be the best investment you make when you sign a contract with a publisher. It's like insurance. Trust me on this.|
|Feb 14, 2011||169||95||Novel|
Third installment to the Wrath of Angels...
|May 27, 2011||43||389||Novel|
Sequel to Wrath of Angels, published in 2012....
|Jul 20, 2010||167||102||Novel|
Nolen Pierce, CEO of the Pierce Corporation in...
|Feb 26, 2011||50||389||Novel|
|May 23, 2009||196||80||Novel|
Alderyle is being slowly invaded by an enemy...
|Nov 26, 2012||411||14||Novel|
Orphaned by a savage attack on his family while...
|Dec 11, 2009||428||10||Novel|
Number 2 in the Eagle Plume Detective series...
|May 13, 2012||252||38||Novel|
~ A parody of pulp fiction mystery...
|Apr 29, 2012||347||19||Novel|
It's a little humor and a little horror. Not...
|Jul 21, 2012||622||3||Novel|
Sequel to Blood Totems (published 2012).
|Feb 18, 2011||1529||6||Poetry|
|Oct 27, 2010||409||11||Poetry|
|Mar 24, 2011||382||11||Poetry|
Another look at growing older and how it...
|Sep 22, 2011||503||9||Poetry|
|Feb 14, 2011||566||9||Poetry|
|Oct 8, 2009||126||18||Poetry|
It's too bad we can't determine the specific...
|Oct 2, 2009||527||11||Poetry|
How I spent my summer
|Oct 6, 2010||233||13||Poetry|
The faces we think we see, but aren't really...
|May 17, 2009||1194||9||Poetry|
Okay, Goonies ... Morlocks ... I just had to...
|May 17, 2009||2367||5||Poetry|
For a very pleasant colleague who retired some...
|May 17, 2009||2344||7||Poetry|
I dated this guy for almost two months before...
|May 17, 2009||2348||6||Poetry|
This can be read with dual meaning, but it was...
|May 18, 2009||659||13||Poetry|
I choose the paintings in my house so that I...
|May 25, 2009||2185||7||Poetry|
Staying overnight on grandpa's farm beside the...
|Jun 7, 2009||2145||6||Poetry|
The cumulative thought from my mountain bedroom...
|Jun 9, 2009||2290||5||Poetry|
Teaching in the rural south during a hurricane,...
|Jun 18, 2009||3271||3||Poetry|
|Feb 16, 2010||2616||4||Poetry|
An old-fashioned moral tale in poetic form....
|Jan 29, 2010||897||8||Poetry|
|Sep 19, 2011||1328||6||Poetry|
|Sep 26, 2009||2158||6||Poetry|
This is a double-entendre about the famous...
|Oct 9, 2009||1787||6||Poetry|
I think this works best read aloud. :D
|Oct 29, 2009||1359||7||Poetry|
Bad start to a bad day
|Jan 28, 2011||440||10||Poetry|
|Oct 25, 2009||606||10||Poetry|
Sometimes I think my life is a circus...
|Sep 29, 2011||750||9||Poetry|
|Feb 17, 2011||710||8||Poetry|
I wrote this as a review to one of Flo's rhymed...
|Nov 2, 2009||441||10||Poetry|
Prequel to 'I Danced for You'
|Nov 3, 2009||1695||7||Poetry|
Nothing deep, just raunchy fun. And so you...
|Nov 7, 2009||1540||7||Poetry|
Inspired by Romans 13:12 and Ephesians 6:11.
|Nov 14, 2009||1320||7||Poetry|
|Nov 15, 2009||315||12||Poetry|
|Dec 3, 2009||104||16||Poetry|
|Dec 12, 2009||708||11||Poetry|
|Aug 17, 2010||641||10||Poetry|
My 2-year-old nephew just visited for 10 days....
|Dec 29, 2009||187||14||Poetry|
|Dec 6, 2010||430||10||Poetry|
|Jan 23, 2010||1624||6||Poetry|
My environmental impact statement.
|May 19, 2010||1598||6||Poetry|
|Jun 4, 2010||429||11||Poetry|
|Jun 9, 2010||604||10||Poetry|
Another installment of altered state fun. This...
|Feb 9, 2011||162||14||Poetry|
|Oct 10, 2010||1853||5||Poetry|
Science fiction haiku...who knew? :D
|Jul 12, 2010||877||9||Poetry|
|Dec 10, 2010||701||8||Poetry|
|Jun 4, 2011||362||12||Poetry|
|Aug 7, 2011||1393||6||Poetry|
|Jul 30, 2011||1146||7||Poetry|
Inspired by a line from T.E. Lawrence, this...
|Oct 9, 2011||375||10||Poetry|
The line of sanity a fiction writer walks...
|Jun 24, 2012||834||8||Poetry|
My little nephew turns 1 in a couple of weeks....
|Sep 17, 2011||1258||6||Poetry|
Just a little corporate sarcasm...hehe.
|Sep 17, 2011||1691||5||Poetry|
|Sep 18, 2011||1689||5||Poetry|
|Sep 18, 2011||1241||6||Poetry|
I really wish I could show you the picture that...
|Nov 8, 2011||798||8||Poetry|
|Mar 16, 2012||401||10||Poetry|
|Nov 30, 2011||222||12||Poetry|
|Dec 28, 2011||1161||7||Poetry|
|Mar 18, 2012||414||11||Poetry|
|Mar 19, 2012||1100||7||Poetry|
|Aug 2, 2012||1015||7||Poetry|
A cold case.
|Sep 8, 2012||523||9||Poetry|
|Feb 7, 2010||918||7||Short Story|
|Sep 25, 2011||820||12||Short Story|
A Paint-Drying tribute to Ellison's 1970's...
|Oct 31, 2009||216||16||Short Story|
Ever had a stalker from the 8th dimension?
|Aug 22, 2010||347||15||Short Story|
A deranged dwarf gets put in her place by a...
|Apr 23, 2011||1071||7||Short Story|
|Jan 11, 2010||1116||8||Short Story|
|Sep 30, 2010||466||12||Short Story|
|Jan 30, 2010||266||12||Short Story|
The title says it all. Periplaneta americana...
|Oct 12, 2009||1620||5||Short Story|
Is it real or imagined? Science fiction or...
|Feb 13, 2010||364||11||Short Story|
|May 22, 2009||856||12||Short Story|
My father taught me, now he's teaching my...
|Sep 30, 2009||1038||9||Short Story|
I told this story to some friends of mine and...
|Jun 22, 2009||587||11||Short Story|
Part of the comedy of my life on our way from...
|Jun 27, 2009||1955||7||Short Story|
Let's just say about 80 percent of it is based...
|Jun 27, 2009||970||8||Short Story|
One story in the Pirate's Bedtime...
|Oct 25, 2009||1125||9||Short Story|
This was a story I had ready for the...
|Jan 28, 2010||613||9||Short Story|
|Oct 10, 2009||2092||3||Short Story|
A memoir, a short story, an unconfined,...
|Sep 26, 2010||540||11||Short Story|
Ivan's first night out as a new cabbie takes an...
|Mar 25, 2011||428||11||Short Story|
I revised this with a few more lines. Thought...
|Nov 28, 2009||833||10||Short Story|
This story contains some adult language and...
|Jan 31, 2010||429||10||Short Story|
|Feb 1, 2010||513||9||Short Story|
|Feb 10, 2010||1047||7||Short Story|
The insanity of dreams and the logic of illogic
|Jun 25, 2011||1527||5||Short Story|
One of the zombie stories I didn't get finished...
|Mar 11, 2010||1041||7||Short Story|
|Mar 12, 2010||1077||9||Short Story|
|Sep 26, 2010||685||11||Short Story|
I beg you to not expect the obvious, to...
|Aug 28, 2010||1112||7||Short Story|
A selfish hatter covets an ancient skullcap...
|Sep 2, 2010||1459||6||Short Story|
A not-so-pleasant librarian meets a ravenous...
|Sep 3, 2010||761||8||Short Story|
What if Purgatory existed in a pane of glass?
|Sep 5, 2010||287||15||Short Story|
Seeing the human monster in all of us...
|Sep 12, 2010||414||13||Short Story|
A prostitute learns of an unsolved murder next...
|Sep 12, 2010||450||13||Short Story|
An 1890s preacher discovers a town scandal and...
|Sep 13, 2010||824||9||Short Story|
I was trying to think of funny costume stories...
|Dec 27, 2010||586||9||Short Story|
|Jan 19, 2011||644||8||Short Story|
Sorry, although I did all the formatting and...
|Feb 19, 2011||1466||6||Short Story|
|Feb 20, 2011||1563||5||Short Story|
|Mar 18, 2011||1191||7||Short Story|
|Apr 6, 2011||348||12||Short Story|
|Apr 30, 2011||1347||6||Short Story|
Another black comedy piece. Not a hehaw one,...
|Aug 16, 2011||118||19||Short Story|
Well, here's my warm-up entry... hehe
|Aug 23, 2011||585||11||Short Story|
I can easily imagine this with a dubbed...
|Dec 4, 2011||430||11||Short Story|
|Mar 18, 2012||1468||5||Short Story|
For jpb who said he needed some calm...LOL
j l mo