Philip K. Dick, Ubik, 1969Read more "Friends, this is clean-up time and we’re discounting all our silent, electric Ubiks by this much money."
Be careful about being descriptive about one thing but general about another thing in the same sentence. Specifics ground the reader in your scene. Recently I wrote a paragraph and I gave it to Mr. J to read. He read it and said, “So you’re going to give me what kind of gun he has […]Read more "Writing Advice #8"
She was throttled and hung when hope died for the second time. No one stayed around for her resurrection, no one watched her catch a crow mid flight, stick two fingers down its throat and pop her eyeball out of its broken beak. Last I heard she moved into an alley off Capitol Street. She […]Read more "The Patron Saint of Unaccountable Muses"
I don’t know what to do with these poems; I don’t know if I will ever work on them again so they get to live here. Written in 2010. Necropolis Streetcar If she were alive her name would be Aureate Lion, Sun-Beast-Rampaging- Down-Latitudinal-Lines. On this Saint’s Day she shines gold, windows open and flaunting; she […]Read more "3 Rough Drafts from the Archives"
I am super excited to announce that I have published the first book in my paranormal horror series 🙂 Meet Regina Slaughter. She’s 11 years old and she’s a werewolf. She’s also a prisoner, the property of an organization of supernatural monster hunters called HADES. Dead Girl Moon is the story of how she breaks […]Read more "The Slaughter Chronicles is LIVE"
(ALERT: this blog post contains extreme gushing and objectification of my significant other. Because I’m obsessed. With my significant other. As is normal (if you’re not obsessed with your significant other, what is wrong with you?) It gets really cheesy and lovey-dovey here. You have been warned.) The Backstory In the spring of 2014 I […]Read more "Long Distance Relationships"