Thursday Thirteen #22

Thursday, August 9th, 2007
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Thirteen Characters from Mark Caldwell’s Pulp Adventure stories

My short story, The Electron Jockey, has been accepted for Astonishing Adventures Magazine issue #1 here are some of the character’s who appear in The Electron Jockey or the sequels I’m writing at the moment. For a bit of fun most of their names were taken straight from the names on the 600-1200 messages in my google mail spam folder.

  1. Dale Hoover: A small time operator who thinks he’s a big fish
  2. Wu Xiong: Warlord’s Steward
  3. Raul Harrison : An ex-boxer
  4. Mot: A secretive hero in the pulp tradition
  5. Dusty Sellers: An antiquarian book seller and former racing driver
  6. Roxie Ryan: A down on her luck night club singer
  7. Jonathan Ruffin: The inevitable British Butler
  8. Ferdinand Largent: A safe cracker who doesn’t use explosives
  9. Tanya V Coffman: A Bureau of Internal Revenue accountant
  10. Enigme: A famous illusionist, hypnotist, stage magician and film star
  11. Ayumi: A mysterious Japanese woman – is she an innocent bystander or a deadly assassin?
  12. Everett Diggs: A journalist and writer
  13. Cesar Brown: The Syndicates man on the West coast

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11. Lori
12. thebluestbutterfly
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20. Sue
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23 Responses to Thursday Thirteen #22

Lisa Andel Friday, August 10th, 2007

Hey, Spam is good for something after all!

Happy TT'ing.

Sue Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Hahaha!!! What a great way to get names for the characters! Reminds me of the slam poetry using spam subject headers .. lol! Great list, and congratulations .. :)

cajunvegan Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Congrats and kudos! Thanks for stopping by again. This place is beautiful if you read between the sarcasm.

katherine. Thursday, August 9th, 2007

congrats on the story! Wondering what the "V" stands for.....

Clubbs Thursday, August 9th, 2007

I love "Enigme." What a cool name.

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Sparky Duck Thursday, August 9th, 2007

now thats a terrific way to come up with names, especially when you have to have 13 of em.

samulli Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Using names from the spam folder is pure genius. At least so this dreck is useful for something other than clogging up my mail account. LOL

Rhian / Crowwoman Thursday, August 9th, 2007

hat a great way to find names! these characters sound very intriguing!
And WAHOO! Congratulations!!!

Fence Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Congrats on the story being accepted. And taking the names from spam emails, that is just genius :)

Happy T13

Bla Thursday, August 9th, 2007

22 is a special number for me. For Jim its 23! :D

Kim Knox Thursday, August 9th, 2007

International tax? Now that's just scary.

Congrats on the sale... and the many sequels. Is this impacting on Fairytale Noir?? Does that have a proper title, btw?

Robin Thursday, August 9th, 2007

"Dusty Sellers: An antiquarian book seller and former racing driver" - fabulous!

Congratulations too.

Damozel Thursday, August 9th, 2007

I love the name "Mot." Also I imagine most people would agree that "coffman" is a good name for a revenuer!

Lori Thursday, August 9th, 2007

LOL...great list and congrats!!!

Gabriella Hewitt Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Nice assortment of names. Most interesting. Very much in the spirit of Detective Perrot or Agatha Christy. Or could it be Clue?

Congrats on the sale!

- PRACTiCAL CHiCK Thursday, August 9th, 2007

What a great idea! LOL

Joely Sue Burkhart Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Too funny--I never thought of using my spam folder for name inspiration!

Susan Helene Gottfried Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

LOVE it, Mark! And congrats on the sale!!!

Comedy + Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

How clever of you. That's one good use of spam. Have a great TT. :)

Suprina Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Great list!
Happy TT!

Thomma Lyn Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Hee hee! What a fun way to get names -- from Spam! Hey, perhaps Spam can be useful, after all.

What an enjoyable list, and "Dusty Sellers" made me giggle!

Happy T13 to you!

amy Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Neat list for the week!

The Gal Herself Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

My favorite character names here are Raul Harrison and Ayumi. Very evocative!

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