One of the first places a story of mine appeared was at a site called SoulEngravings.com or ATSOISE (A Tangled Script of Intangible Soul Engravings). This was an odd place for me, but my story fit in well. The writers were an odd mix of interesting people who called themselves The Mad Wordsmiths. The site’s editor and spiritual leader, Mark Kevin Gilbert, died of cancer soon after I first spoke with him.
Without Mark, the remaining Mad Wordsmiths have gone their separate ways and the website was a neglected wreck that appeared and disappeared. I’ve been getting hits on my blog entries where I mention this site. I was curious and tried to find any news, only to discover that the domain name has once more expired.
I put a back-order on the domain and if I get it, I will try to bring back the site. It was an interesting place that dealt with dark fantasy and moody poetry – very gothic, perhaps, but still very well done. I am not an editor – I have proved that, but I would like to try this roll again and with a little patience, perhaps, bring out a few stories.