Part Three: Almost Dead… Starts Monday!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2014 by ecko

ecko:

Just an update on my zombie project elsewhere :)

ecko.

Originally posted on Don't Feed The Dark:

Part Three-Almost Dead

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…And so ends the second story arc from Don’t Feed The Dark. Seventeen weeks, fifteen chapters, Fifty-six episodes and over 154,000 words later, we’ve finally arrived at Part Three: Almost Dead.

Starting Monday, June 9th, I’m celebrating the release of Part Three with another five episode week that will start with Chapter 16-Prisoners, a little horrific chapter that will answer some questions that have been lurking in the shadows of this long tale.

Here’s the complete line up for Part Three:

Chapter 16-Prisoners

Chapter 17-Dark Territory

Chapter 18-Micom and Micolad

Chapter 19-Get the Guns

Chapter 20-Welcome Home

Chapter 21-Goodbye Charlie

Chapter 22-Almost Dead

In these next seven chapters, I’ll be picking up the pace a bit, as well as the intensity level, as our survivors begin to discover that there are more horrors in their strange new world than they ever could’ve imagined.

The first three chapters will…

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Part Two: Southbound Nightmares… starts today!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2014 by ecko

ecko:

Part II of Don’t Feed The Dark starts today! Don’t miss it :)

Don’t Feed The Dark is an online zombie serial novel started February 10th with new episodes posted three times a week. Scott just finished part one and it’s available to read any time.

ecko

Originally posted on Don't Feed The Dark:

Part Two-Southbound Nightmares

…And so ends the first story arc from Don’t Feed The Dark. Six weeks, seven chapters, twenty episodes and nearly 46,000 words later, we’ve finally arrived at Part Two: Southbound Nightmares.

Starting this evening, Part Two will take a broader look at the mysterious outbreak that has not only struck Northeast Ohio, but the nation, as survivors begin to pick up the pieces and gather in one of the few places of refuge remaining.

Southbound Nightmares will revisit characters you’ve met and introduce several more as the struggle for survival and understanding continues.

As our survivors begin to gather what information they can and start to believe that the worst is over, they will discover that the storm, or what’s been called, The Madness, and The Change has only just begun to reveal its terrifying face…

To kick off Part Two, I’ve decided to post new episodes Monday through…

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Don’t Feed The Dark

Posted in online serial fiction, zombies with tags , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by ecko

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I’m excited to announce that on February 10th, I will be releasing a new online serial novel, Don't Feed The Dark (under my alter-ego name Scott Scherr).

It's a free online zombie novel that will run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the entire novel is posted. To find out more, please feel free to click the link in the sidebar.

I will be frequenting the site with zombie related visual pieces surrounding the book and zombie theme in general when they become available.

Due to my involvement with Don't Feed The Dark, I won't be around at Eckovision as much, but I will continue to post any new visual pieces for both Inn Situ and Don't Feed The Dark projects when they become available.

I hope you have time to stop over and read the book and I would love to hear your comments about it.

-ecko

Inn Situ: Feast (Henry Smith)

Posted in ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Creative Writing, Inn Situ Chronicles, Inn Situ Volume One, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, Sedona Arizona, shape poems, typography, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by ecko

Feast

“Feast” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved.

Here is my third piece from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series centered around an odd young man named Henry “Helium” Smith who’s first introduced in a story titled “Wind’s Child” featured in Inn Situ Volume One.

After a tragic incident involving a tornado that kills his parents, Henry, just a small boy at the time, becomes a media sensation when he is discovered roaming Oak Creek Canyon, miles away from the location of the incident. Some believe the tornado swept him clear across the wilderness while others say he was abducted and later released near Oak Creek. As he grows older, Henry is often found in areas where strange events have occurred and he is the subject of many stories told by both locals in and around Sedona as well as the local Indian tribes in the area.

As a result of his trauma, Henry develops an uncanny phobia that’s convinced him that if he’s not tethered to heavy object while outdoors, he will simply float away into the sky. His condition makes him the target of much abuse by mean-spirited locals who have dubbed him “Helium”.

At one point in his story, Henry is taken up on the back side of Cathedral Rock and chained to an old Juniper tree on the edge of a precipice overlooking a dark chasm where he’s left to confront his worst fear- the night sky. This visual poem is directly inspired by that event. Henry appears in both Inn Situ Volume One and Volume Two (already in progress).

For more information about the Inn Situ project and to preview some of the stories please visit the Inn Situ main site at:

http://innsitu.michaelraymond.me/

Your encouragement and support for these tales by way of comments over there is greatly appreciated and will help us gain ground when seeking publication.

ecko.

Java Zombie (a tribute to The Walking Dead)

Posted in ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, shape poems, the walking dead, typography, visual poetry, zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by ecko

Java Zombie

“Java Zombie” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved.

One of my favorite shows, The Walking Dead, is back for more high-octane action and drama. I’ve been wanting to do a tribute piece for a while and this little bit of humor was all that I could come up with. I often have to stay up late on Sundays to watch Walking Dead, then the Talking Dead live show. Unfortunately, I pay the price having to get up at four am the following morning to do the dayshift thing. When the coffee bean is no more, I will know beyond a doubt that the end of the world has truly come…lol.

-ecko

Inn Situ: Let it Ride (Reflections of Eddie Crenshaw)

Posted in ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Inn Situ Chronicles, Inn Situ Volume One, poetry, Sedona Arizona, shape poems, typography, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by ecko

Let it Ride

“Let it Ride” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved.

Here is my second piece from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series centered around a character named Eddie Crenshaw from Michael’s story, “You, Me and James Dean”. This piece takes another look at Eddie and is directly influenced by Michael’s story. Michael does a great job of describing Eddie here:

“Allow me to paint a visual picture of Eddie for you. Eddie stands about 5’5″ and is perpetually dressed in a menacing scowl framed by a black leather coat replete with zippers, straps and buckles in excess. He likes his music loud, fast and chock full of screaming guitars competing with screaming vocals. His conversation is what my grandfather might have called “colorful” and my mother… well, let’s just say that my mother never approved would have never approved of Eddie.

Eddie’s story, You, Me & James Dean, appears relatively early on in Volume I, in a section designated as L’Chayim: To Life! A character in Eddie’s story, whom I named only as Brenda, makes her own starring appearance in Scott’s two part story The Road Has Spoken featuring Brenda Alvarez, a young girl from Ohio in search of a new life. As is often the case, Brenda gets sidetracked on the road to discovering her new self. She and Eddie lived together briefly until Eddie passed on in a freak accident, forcing Brenda to move on.”

For more information about the Inn Situ project and to preview some of the stories please visit the Inn Situ main site at:

http://innsitu.michaelraymond.me/

Your encouragement and support for these tales by way of comments over there is greatly appreciated and will help us gain ground when seeking publication.

ecko.

Inn Situ: Demon on Watch (Reflections of Kenny Marano)

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Creative Writing, Inn Situ Chronicles, Inn Situ Volume One, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, Sedona Arizona, shape poems, short story collection, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2013 by ecko

Demon on Watch

“Demon on Watch” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved.

Here is my first work from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series. This piece takes a secondary look into the character of Kenny Marano, a Sedona police officer who is involved in an unfortunate incident involving the death of a kid while on patrol one night that changes his life forever. As a result of the death, Kenny becomes a regular nightly fixture in a shadowy corner of the Inn Situ. Kenny first appears in the story “Long Slow Train” written by Michael Raymond and is one of many stories slated for Inn Situ Volume One, nearing the end of the editing phase. This visual is directly inspired by Michael’s story.

For more information about the Inn Situ project and to preview some of the stories please visit the Inn Situ main site at:

http://innsitu.michaelraymond.me/

Your encouragement and support for these tales by way of comments over there is greatly appreciated and will help us gain ground when seeking publication.

ecko.

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