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
I came upon this tag through the super cool author, blogger, and all around good guy, Rami Ungar. Thanks, Rami! Credit goes to The Long Voyage for the original version of this tag. Confession: I didn’t know what the Never Have I Ever drinking game was. I had to Google it. (Eye roll. I live … Continue reading Never Have I Ever, Writer Edition