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Quick Update, Then Back to Writing

Hey everyone, Just checking in with a blog update. I swear I keep meaning to post more regularly–even went so far as to set a calendar reminder in my phone, but usually what happens is that, instead of hearing the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Side Roads

“Side Roads” is a collection of horror and dark fiction short stories (including one novelette), about half of which have been published in various magazines and anthologies over the past ten years. They include stories like the faepunk horror “IronFae,” which first appeared in Aiofe’s Kiss, the steampunk horror “The Terrible, Vast Pyre of Chief Machinist Kirlisoveyitch,” which first appeared in Dark Moon Digest, and the dystopian superhero short “The Peacemaker,” which appeared in Fantasy Scroll Magazine. Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Punk Rock Memoir

This week, I found myself on a memoir reading kick, specifically, a punk rock memoir reading kick. That’s what’s on the shelf this week, so kick back, turn up some Siouxsie and the Banshees, or maybe some Joan Jett or Patti Smith or Le Tigre, and settle in with one of these excellent reads. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 25: Cemetery

To me, cemeteries have always seemed peaceful places, where the dead are respected and loved. And so, this came out way more personal essay and journal reflection-y. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 23: Slither

Welcome to Slither, the game where you slide your way to victory! Find your way around your opponent to the other side of the board. First one there, wins! Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 22: Elegance

The words… well, they wouldn’t matter as much, would they? Some trite pablum, forgiveness or penance, it was all the same. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 15: Holes

I was organizing my underwear into neat little rolls, just like in the book, folding and rolling and stacking so I could easily see at a glance what I had. Oddly satisfying. I looked up at the photo and paused, my sturdy cotton panties dangling from my hand.
Because there was a hole in the middle of the photo. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 14: Chickens

Everything was still empty in both directions. There was just enough of a gap for him to swing the beast around. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 13: Symbiotic

It was Gerry’s turn to have the luck. She’d been pretty patient while Linda’d hung on to it for what had ended up being three weeks past her fair share. Gerry hadn’t minded. Linda had a younger man on the hook, Mr. Arnold Jefferson from two units down, and she’d wanted the luck to make sure she caught him. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 12: Tangled

Under the waves, so cold and dark
Drifting along in the brine,
The little fish nudges the cold, blue skin
All wrapped in the soft, green vine. Continue reading

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