Shatter Shatter in Audio

My story, Shatter Shatter has been turned into an audio story, and is now available for your listening pleasure.

Just click the cake to listen!

Tina Connolly, who runs Toasted Cake and reads the stories did an A-MAZE-ING job.

So go listen, it’s a mere 7 1/2 minutes long, and you’ll love it.  I don’t guarantee it, but I think it’s highly likely…


But wait, there’s more!  I think art is for consuming AND interacting with.  As such, I’ve licensed my story to be re-used and modified (see licensing info below for the specifics).  I want you to take the story and make something out of it.  Some ideas of what you could do:

  • Make a sock puppet show with the podcast as a sound track.
  • Illustrate a scene from the story, or make a “book cover.”
  • Auto tune it and make it into a hit song.
  • Write your own song inspired by the story.
  • Pick your favorite scene and make macaroni art of it.

The possibilities are LITERALLY unlimited.

Why should you do this?  Well, because it’s fun and awesome to do ART.  But also, because I’ll give $40 (via paypal) to my favorite entry, and Toasted Cake will paypal $5 to an entry deserving an Honorable Mention.

Final result will be judged by me, because it’s my party.

How to Enter

  1. Send your remixed art to contest (AT)
  2. Indicate if you’d be okay with me posting your art on my website (even if you don’t win, I’d like to share some of the results)
  3. If you are indicating  you’d like to share, be sure to leave a domain where I can link to for credit.

That’s it.  You have 1 week.  I will be picking the winner on Monday, April 16th Monday April 23rd.

P.S. If you win this, you will obvious have to be okay with me posting your art here for the results post.  Cool?

Go forth, and listen to the story!  And then do art.

License Info:

Creative Commons License
Shatter Shatter by Sean Markey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at

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Hello Spring + Other Things

Spring in Utah is like this:

spring in utah

And then it’s like this:

Snow In Utah

From mid 60’s to snowing and freezing.  The weather is kind of like an adventure with superheroes.

In other news, I had a pretty fantastic birthday last weekend.  Beth and I went out to breakfast, got some gluten free cupcakes from a local bakery, and later that night, had dinner out at the delicious and dive-y Red Iguana.  Fantastic!

Due to trying to be healthy, I don’t drink chocolate milk EVERY SING MORNING like I used to, but I miss.  So I let myself have a treat on St. Patrick’s Day a.k.a. my birthday, and had one.  It was big, and it looked like this:

Delicious Chocolate MilkBIG.

For my birthday present, the coolest, most awesome wife ever rented a lovely ground floor apartment in a Victorian style house in Salt Lake for the weekend, and we are going to go have our own mini writing retreat.  What a creative, fun present.  Lucky me!

Speaking of writing, I recently sold a reprint to the too-cool Toasted Cake Podcast.  The story, “Shatter Shatter,” first appeared in a recently closed-down online zine.  I’m glad this little story gets another chance to be seen (and heard!).  I’ll post when there’s something else to say about it.  In the mean time, go check out Toasted Cake and enjoy good fiction!


Finally, here is a picture of a very stoic cat in a box.

Kitty in the box


Shimmer Issue 14 – On Kindle

Shimmer Issue 14 Kindle

It has been kind of a stupid day for me so far, but it just got completely fabulous.

After many many many months of trying, Beth and I finally got a copy of Shimmer Magazine converted and uploaded for sale on the kindle store.

Personally, I love reading books on my iPad, and kindle is my go-to app for reading.  I’m super excited to have made this happen.

For those of you who don’t know, Shimmer Magazine is a speculative fiction (think science fiction and fantasy) magazine of amazing short stories.  My wife, Beth, is the editor in chief and founder of the magazine.  I am the slush distributor and perform other odd jobs to help out.

To celebrate Shimmer’s presence on Kindle, the current issue (issue 14) is only $0.99.  Great fiction for under a buck, make sure you pick up a copy now.