The Eighth of June

Last year, my first ever collection of short stories was published. The collection is titled DOOMSDAY FURNACE. It features cover art by the one and only Matt Wajek. One of the stories is called “The Eighth of June,” and since today is the 8th of June, I thought I’d share it. Enjoy! (“Enjoy” may not be the right word…)

Doomsday Furnace short story collection by Brent Michael Kelley - a collection of dark fantasy, sci-fi, new horror, dark humor, and whimsy. Brent Kelley is a horror author who lives in northern Wisconsin.

The Eighth of June

Do you remember where you were when you heard about the Doomsday Cloud? I remember where I was. I was sleeping in my bed, and Paula had stolen most of the blankets. At 3:20 am my cell rang. I am not a reasonable man when awoken from a deep sleep, and I think I woke up swearing.

Nobody calls to chit chat or deliver good news at 3:20 am. If the phone rings then, it’s probably an emergency. It was Izabel, and she was hysterical.

At 4:11 am on August 10th, I walked through the door at Sky Harbor Observatory. The entire place was alive. There was a fearless excitement in the air, and to be a part of that was like nothing I’ve ever known.


Destroy the Files! Episode 1!

Howdy, chums! There’s a brand new podcast you can listen to called Destroy the Files, of which I am a co-host. This podcast is not appropriate for children, and it is also not safe for work. It is positively brimming with unsavory and/or offensive content, so if that’s not something you’d like to hear please don’t listen to it.

HOWEVER! If those things sound like things you’d like to listen to the sound of, check it out! We are still figuring things out, but we had lots of fun recording this. Soon we’ll start bringing guests on and all kinds of other cool stuff. The podcast should be available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and all the other popular podcast places very soon.

If you end up checking it out, we’d love to hear from you!

Chug This at the Swag Shop

Remember how you wanted a bunch of Chuggie gear and other swag related to BMK books? No? Well, you did, and now it’s here! Go visit BMK’s Swag Shop on Teespring and get a bunch of gear just like this:

Or this:

Or this:

BMK’s Swag Shop is open just in time for the holidays, so scamper on over and order one of everything for that special someone!

Happy Halloween, Chums!

I hope you’re having an amazing Halloween. Boy, I sure am! Drank some coffee, had some beef sticks… pretty good day. AND IT CONTINUES!

Things have been quiet over here, and that’s bound to happen. There are, however, some behind-the-scenes activities taking place, and when those activities rear their ugly heads there’ll be nothing but activity-head-fruit for all! Maybe make some wine from the fruit. Get all boozed up.

November. Bleh. If there was ever a month I’d like to punch in the face, it’s November. But that means it’s time to look within. Time to map the dark caves of the mind, to battle the beasts lurking there, to emerge in Spring wearing their skins on my back. Time to turn pain and loss to hope and light.

If I can.

I may need to place an Embargo and declare a Month of Fury. But that’s not a thing I can declare lightly. A Month of Fury cannot be allowed to be broken, and November’s a tough month for that…

Hey, as long as you’re bouncing around the web, go to my BFF Justin’s page and get learned up on some football!