I write constantly, edit furiously, then publish online. Handersen Publishing is where I (and my wife) devote all of our free time, when not chasing our two kids around the house, the park, or the local children's museum.
We also run Stinkwaves Magazine, a bi-annual YA lit-mag filled with good, clean, fun stories, flash fiction, illustrations & poetry.
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by Tevin Hansen
In this installment of BOOK OF LEGENDS, we meet up with a young girl named Paradise, who becomes hopelessly lost in the woods. A terrible snow storm is on the way. Not only that, but a dreaded tree wolf is right behind her--hungry for his supper. Will Paradise make it out of the forest alive? Or will the tree wolf get her? If she does make it out alive, will she still have to go to school?
Where Weather Comes From
by Tevin Hansen
Legend of the G.W.C. is the third installment of the Book of Legends series. This time around we have the story of six giants, who—a very, very long time ago—were in control of the weather. Read on to find out how George, Xiu, Jorge, Reese, Baxter, and Gertrude were once the creators of all things weather-related...until they got on each other’s nerves.
The Syrup Bandit
by Tevin Hansen
The Syrup Bandit is the next installment from Book of Legends, a series of made-up folktales. This story takes place back when trains were the main way to travel. The hero of the story is Sack Harrum, a polite and courteous young man who accidently robs a train, and the gruff young girl who witnesses the whole thing and demands half of the loot.
The Swinging Tree
by Tevin Hansen
The Swinging Tree is a simple story about a boy who loves to swing and Mungus Hu, a shady little creature, who owns a travelling circus that's always on the lookout for new and interesting attractions. When these two meet, the boy who loves to swing may be in for a very long ride.
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- The Boy Who Loved a Tree
on June 25, 2013
Someone else wrote a story about maple trees?? Wonderful! Whereas my story is a silly made-up story about the history of syrup, this story is heart-warming, and a bit sad. But not to worry...maple trees make excellent comebacks! And who doesn't remember playing with those 'helicopter' seeds when they were a kid? Great story.
- The Lonely Little Snail
on June 27, 2013
A knife-attacking slug?
A snail with a sore butt?
What kind of poem IS this??
"He could take it no more ...He was too hungry, and his butt was too sore."
And, of course, the "knife attack."
Hilarious. Read this one immediately. You will laugh.
- The Girl Who Had a Fit of the Whims
on July 01, 2013
Who doesn't suddenly decide to learn another language? Or learn to golf? Or buy a pink hat?
Was this possibly an actual conversation with a young miss that just HAD to be written down?? My daughter is only two, so these types of silly and whimsical stories are often lost on her...though I do try.
Good writing; a great, quick read. (Made this dad smile.)
- The Rats of New York City
on July 08, 2013
REALLY good writing. I'm impressed. This short story read more like a movie script. Fast-paced reading, but really well-timed so it didn't move TOO fast. Funny, in a disturbing rats-gnawing-off-your-feet sort of way.
(I wonder if mice can be that evil?)
- It's The End Of The Universe As We Know It [And I Feel Scared]
on July 18, 2013
Um, bizarre. Which is what I believe the author was aiming for on this one. To me, recycling jokes are always funny. And the explanation at the end helped out. (Read on, then post your thoughts on the latest scientific discovery: The Jam-jar Theory.)
on July 21, 2013
This was a fast-paced short story that jumped right into the action, and never looked back. Really good writing. I couldn't help but think that this had to (or SHOULD be) part of something larger?? Only after I finished reading did I check the author's other books and (doh) that's when I saw a full-blown novel with these characters. I will definitely have to check out "Viennese Waltz" by this author.
- Morning Warning
on July 21, 2013
Anyone who has lived in the Mid-West, i.e. Tornado Alley, and has heard those warning sirens go off, and the wind, the incredible rain, and then the worst part...the deadly, uncomfortable silence right before a twister drops, will knows that heart-pounding feeling, which made me tear through this story. Really good pace, characters you can quickly get involved with, and excellent writing. The ending was abrupt, but with a good creepy twist.
- If it Causes You to Sin (A Short Story)
on July 21, 2013
I too have wondered about Mathew 18, when God tells us to "cut out" the part of us that continues to sin, be it hand, or foot, or eye. Personally, I don't think He meant it literally....but the guy in THIS story sure did. Serious enough to go exploring the aisles of Home Depot!
Pretty wild story. CUTS right to the chase???
- Zombies Don't Dance: A YA Short Story
on July 23, 2013
Even if you are an "Anti-Shuffler" (a person who hates Zombies) you will root for Rex, a zombie-with-heart, who makes the difficult decision to ever-so-gently break up with his beautiful and popular prom date, ONLY because he so desperately wants her to have a fun night with someone who is actually alive, and can dance.
- The Visitor - Lionhead Edition
on July 25, 2013
Solid writing; a well-paced thriller. A sad, and somewhat disturbing tale of grief, despair, and inability to cope with a decaying marriage. Looking forward to more from this author.
- Presidential Soup - By Zack Mitchell
on July 27, 2013
Weird. Abstract. Bizarre, which was just what the author was aiming for. After finding a surprise in his can of soup, Gordo wins a prize: becoming the Most Powerful Man on the Planet, The President of the US of eh? Yup, the new President is a Canadian. Straight to Air Force One, and more insanity.
(Not as brilliant as The Rats of New York, but still pretty funny, with good writing. Now go read The Rats of New York City.)
- Fix It
on Aug. 15, 2013
Using up one of your three wishes to make 'lizards taste like chicken?' No thanks!
Fix It is a lightning-paced short about an extremely old company (several millenniums old) that helps to make wishes come true....as told by one of its disgruntled employees. An interesting idea for certain, but with an age old warning: don't waste your wishes on dumb stuff!
- Unbalanced Party: It's a Trap!
on Aug. 19, 2013
This one gets 5 stars simply for the dialogue. Hilarious.
(The part about having a 'nervous colon' had me laughing out loud.)
A very quick and humorous tale about three goofball characters navigating an underground dungeon. I hope this author does more with these very entertaining characters. Very funny.
- Unbalanced Party: Fool Me Cockatrice
on Sep. 16, 2013
The Unbalanced Party is made up of three hilarious, bumbling characters: Wulf, Mordwin, and Daveth. If you enjoyed the bantering and brotherly bashing of the dwarfs in Tolkien's Hobbit (or even the Trolls who got turned to stone) or if you liked the crazy dialogue of the ghouls in Gaiman's Graveyard Book, you will appreciate these stories. Wulf, Mordwin and Daveth have their own chemistry, and, to me, these guys are begging for a huge, epic journey...(possibly a novel of their own?) Seriously, 5 stars.
- The Edge of Hell
on Sep. 24, 2013
Interesting take on the afterlife, for sure. After cheating on a test, then being shoved off a cliff, Brian (the hero) finds himself on a journey to hell: drifting down the River Styx in an inner tube— meeting some oddball characters along the way (and one particularly goofy cowboy). Some graphic imagery involved here, but nothing too graphic or obscene. A very interesting read (tore through it in two sittings, which for me--at 8,000-plus words—means that this story was hellishly good. Get it?)
- Master Science: Who is God? Is God Real
on Oct. 31, 2013
Always interesting to read other people's take on God, the universe, and how exactly we got here. This one is chock-full of scientific tidbits ranging from plants and animals, construction of DNA, to breaking down molecules. (Part of a much longer work that I will be sure to read.)
- When My Guitar Gently Screams
on Nov. 24, 2013
Yikes. I don't know if I will ever look at my guitar the same way again. Who knew a guitar could be so evil? This guy definitely went to the wrong pawn shop...picking up the Freddy Krueger of guitars.
- They Who Wear the Bird Masks
on Dec. 19, 2013
Had to read this one because I was in a waiting room just the other day, reading what...? Yep, an article about how people are opting to have their gall bladder removed. (PS--the doctor who wrote the article advised against it, saying the gall bladder really is important.) This is a well written story (couple of spelling mistakes, but really didn't take away from the story at all) that you will tear through, and leave you hoping that 'they' won't call upon you.
- Walt vs the Space Flunkies
on Jan. 19, 2014
Any story that starts off with a card game and a character yelling, "Yo a cheatin' skonk!" will definitely get my attention.
Sort of like Larry the Cable Guy battling 'bubble-talking' aliens.
Funniest dialogue ever....? Mebbe.
on March 08, 2014
Bought this one just days before it went on sale for 50% off! Ouch. It was still worth it. Didn't read it back when it was originally published in '88. I saw the 2014 tag and thought it was Mr. Barker's latest. Apparently Cabal is also a movie, called Nightbreed. After reading the book, I will have to check out the film as well--me with my eyes open, my wife with hers shut.