The Edges of the Rain

Some thoughts on current events in the world, I don't know how other people deal with trauma, cope with reality, with being in the world. The doors to madness are too much reality, and not enough of it. The doors into madness are laced with too much philosophical contemplation about existence, not enough letting one's [...]

Baudelaire, Metamorphosis of the Vampire

  Metamorphosis of the Vampire, 1857 Charles Baudelaire Translated by Edna St. Vincent Millay Meanwhile from her red mouth the woman, in husky tones, Twisting her body like a serpent upon hot stones And straining her white breasts from their imprisonment, Let fall these words, as potent as a heavy scent: "My lips are moist [...]

The Slick Furies, Pulp-Horror

I had no plans to ever write about vampires. I was writing a western, in which these creatures were swooping from the sky, attacking, and, as it so happened, they turned out to be vampires with pale lavender skin, and jaundiced, yellow, eyes. As the story began to unfold, there was also a shape-shifter, or [...]

The Slick Furies

Have you got your copy of the THE SLICK FURIES? It's the most kickass, badass, amazing, vampire novel that ever lived. I don't think you should wait for Christmas. This is the perfect novel for all the rainy days left of spring, and, especially, for all your summer vacation reading. You'll laugh, you'll cry, well, [...]

Why I Write Fiction

Sometime last winter, I posted on a temporary page that I had going on that I was going to write this particular thing, and then I was going to write that thing, and then I was going to write this other thing. Then I looked at it and I thought, but, I don't do that, [...]

An Excerpt ~ Chapter Twenty-Two of The Slick Furies

Chapter Twenty-Two The music pounded at a decibel level deemed to be appropriate for inducing audio stupor. A personโ€™s equilibrium seemed to collapse when mixed with improper sound levels and the right mixture of alcohol accompanied by languid stares from vampires. Demetri sat in his booth sipping absinthe and smoking hash. He tried to remember [...]

Available Now! Get The Slick Furies!

Available Now! In time for Halloween!ย  Get The Slick Furies! The vampire novel. Talessia Sinclair works for The Aeternus Fidei Research and Development Center in the quiet City of New Faith, as a criminal profiler. Her last case left her sitting behind a desk, filing papers, for the mysterious Tom Lassiter. Now she must return [...]

The Slick Furies.

I'm super tired. Is that the best time to write a blog post? Hopefully this won't be too rambling. I have surpassed the sixty thousand word mark on the edits/re-write of the vampire novel. I have approximately sixty-six pages of the original text, about twenty thousand words, to finish, knowing that I'll likely add a [...]

Moonshine.

Note: this post is from 2012, it has been updated several times - links and videos have expired, it was "misplaced" during a webpage change, found again in a file... it's still a pretty good list of horror films, spooky films.   Halloween 'Tis creepy, scary, here within, the hallowed halls of imagining, the graveyard [...]

Bones: This One Was Different

There were others, they brought me flowers, but this one was different. He brought me a perfectly dissected frog, put it in a little shoe box, wrapped a red bow around it. He wanted me to see what one should look like, dissected properly, plus it saved me from having to do it myself and [...]