This year I am writing short stories for National Novel Writing Month. Short stories, not a novel. I wanted to sate the thirsty rebel dwelling under my skin. And not just some half-arsed stories, but four stories that are written, edited, and submitted. I’m on schedule with two stories down and two to go. What … Continue reading 2020 NaNoWriMo Update
I wrote a Halloween haiku every day for a week in anticipation of the haunty holiday. 7 autumn dewy websilken silver labyrinthtiny fangs tarry 6 fall weather welcomesdelicate chills like icyfingers on your neck 5 October howlingwinds strum bare willow brancheswerewolves howling too 4 ruby hourglassnestles moonlit poisonous pearlsa hundred eggs stir 3 dead, curled … Continue reading A Week of Halloween Haikus
This is a true story. Recently my sweet husband (SH) and I woke up as usual and had this conversation. SH: Good morning, dear wifey. Me: Morning, handsome. SH: I had an awesome dream last night. Me: Me, too! You first. SH: We were at the bakery, and you were buying up everything you could … Continue reading Normal Dreams vs. A Horror Writer’s Nightmares
During the past quarter I read a bunch of awesome horror (and other) books, but I had a DNF, too.:-( “A Good Provider” by Willian F. Aicher. Frank, the main income-earning for his family, is scared of the dark . . . and he should be. I dare ya to read this story in the … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2020 Reads
I sold a short story to an anthology. My very first sale! And no, my mom didn’t buy it.:-) It’s a vampire story for a vampire anthology. I feel like dancing in the street. I feel like celebrating! Woohoo! There's a monetary contract and grownup stuff and everything. (Okay, it won’t make me rich and … Continue reading I Sold a Story, Woohoo!
I don’t know what I was expecting. Superheroes maybe, but what I got was something entirely different. I finally read a graphic novel, and I LOVED it! History of Her Future, by Ron Falzone and illustrated by Julian Grant, is a dark, heart-rending graphic novel and a fictionalized account of Lizzie Borden’s life after acquittal. … Continue reading History of Her Future, a graphic novel review