Of the many spiders in the world, there are a small number whose bites are considered clinically significant. This means the bites are very harmful to humans. The two most well known are the Brown Recluse, also known as the fiddle back, and the Black Widow, sometimes called the southern widow. The third lesser known is the Hobo Spider. A bite from the Hobo Spider is not as severe as the Brown Recluse but on rare occasions, victims can display other symptoms. Mainly, they can mutate and turn into the Hobo Spider-Man.
The Hobo Spider-Man is a most interesting creature. He scavenges trashcans and dumpsters for food and alcohol. He will often stand on street corners asking for change and if the person is unwilling to give, he will use his webbing that he shoots from his arm to restrain them long enough for him to search their pockets and run off with whatever he finds. He has been known to build webs in alleys to catch rival hobos so he might have no begging competition.
When police chase after him, he scales the wall of a building with ease to avoid imprisonment. Yes, the Hobo Spider-Man is a menace to society, so be cautious and steadfast so that you don’t get bitten and become the Hobo Spider-Man.
I have a new eBook that will be released on Monday, October 16. It is available for pre-order and it will download automatically on Monday if you do. It is only $0.99 and includes two versions of one story. The original was first published in 2015 in my collection of short stories, Killers, Monsters, & Madmen. The second version is the story in its entirety. There was a lot of the story cut out for the first publication and now you can read the whole thing. This story will also be included in my forthcoming collection of short fiction titled, Morbid Museum.
There will be other eBook coming throughout the next year leading to the release of the new collection. These will be a series called Dollar Tales from the Morbid Museum. “The Ghosts Inside” is available only on Amazon Kindle. There will be free promotions now and then and I will inform everyone of these free deals. Be sure to find my on social media: @jamespackwriter and tell me what you think of my writing or what you think of me. Please be kind but honest. I will post some of my writing here on my blog as well as all kinds of other things to keep me writing.
You can also find my book of poetry, Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry, in both eBook and Paperback formats. Check back regularly for free promotions and giveaways of this title as well. I also do a little music production which I will be posting something about in the near future. I will be hosting some panels at the Tucson Comic Con in November and I will share more details about that as we get closer to the convention. Let me know if you’ll be there!
There has been a lot going on. I am still transferring my VaudVil website to a new host but things should be back to normal by next week. I have self-published a collection of all my poetry, Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry, which is available for Amazon Kindle and Paperback. I have another eBook coming out on October 16 (a small one), Dollar Tales from the Morbid Museum, in preparation of another collection of short fiction I am working on and I even put out some music for sale though I don’t think many will be interested. It has been a busy couple of weeks but I am always happy to stay busy.
I plan to have more writing on this blog in the near future once I have a few other things finished. It is difficult to write fiction everyday when you also want to write articles everyday. It is all very time consuming with a full time job but I think I will manage. If there is anything you would like to see me write about, please send an email or fill out the contact form. If you would like to write a review on any of my books, please contact me and I will send you a free PDF. I do not have physical copies yet but once I do I can offer those for free as well.