It bled out, it folded,it fellthey clamored over the wreckageto where it was at the edge of the wellfrom where he’d been drawing from her waterfor longer than anyone knewtheir laughter an echo behind herthey laughed the way school girls doand still she wandered and wonderedat what might yet remainher […]

Decorated Reflections

I watch them,Their smiles, their eyes,The way the muscles move,How they are covered,With that flesh that makes a face,The smooth surface,Shades and tones,We call that race,I wonder how it is,That I have none of this,The meat that hangs on them,Decorations on fine corpses,That they might blend in,Among the living,Move about […]

Letting Go is a Grace…

ย Letting go is an art, and a grace, something not so much to be learned as practiced. I think to myself… If that was meant to be mine, then it would have been. If it is meant to be mine, then it will be. It makes it easy to say, […]

Wolf Song.

The ragged edge of sleep, Oh how it taunts, And in the waking hours dares to haunt the soul Of hunters graceless in their gait Who in their hunger hardly care to wait Unless then patience proves to be their need Theyโ€™d rather cut your throat and watch you bleed, […]

The Harvest.

The Harvest The sparkle on the river, The lights from distant shore, The cold and bitter glitter, The beckoning of more, Is beautiful to look at, โ€˜tis a pleasing sight to see, Like a woman dressed for dinner, In all her finery, But all that shines is not silver, All […]

Quotes from Joan Didion.

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live. To see enough and write it down, I tell myself, and then some day when I am only going through the motions and doing what I am supposed to do which is write, on that bankrupt morning I will simply open my […]

In The Darkness Deep.

And justย  when I thought that I knew… something…when I thought that I might have some understanding of magicwhen I thought that I had some faint idea of what to do with these wordshow to make them seem more than they were …You showed mehow the stars were litone at […]

Solarcidal Tendencies.

This hasn’t been a bad week. Out now from the wonderful editors at Solarcide, Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew, SOLARCIDAL TENDENCIES , the best of, so far! This is a unique collection of stories from some of today’s brightest authors on the rise. I am so very pleased to have […]

All Aboard! Terror Train!

All aboard for a ride through the pages of “Terror Train.” This anthology from James Ward Kirk Fiction, edited by Krista Clark-Grabowski and A. Henry Keene, is careening down the tracks with enough action packed thrills and chills to keep readers spellbound from start to finish, including the story, “Lonely […]