Did you ever see The Seventh Sign? I love that movie: underrated horror starring Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, and Jurgen Prochnow about the seven Biblical seals that herald the end of the world. The end of humanity doesn't come in a fiery whoosh a-la Sodom and Gomorrah, but in a silent emptiness of infertility as… Continue reading The Well of What Ifs
Yet again, I spent a sleepless night in bed and it's all Tiffany Reisz's fault. You'd think, having read all of the Original Sinners series, that I would learn my lesson and at least start an anthology of short stories set in that universe on a Friday night. Nope: foolishly assuming I could put Winter… Continue reading Review: Winter Tales by Tiffany Reisz
Heather Morris's novel based on a real couple who survived three years in Auschwitz should be an emotionally powerful story. It should wring you out as a reader. It should hollow you out with horror and sorrow, and keep a trickle of love and hope steadily dripping into that wounded space until you can't help… Continue reading Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz
This was mostly originally posted in 2017 on No Pithy Phrase, but it's writing related and immediately applicable, so I'm cannibalizing my own earlier work (with a few slight edits). It's been difficult getting the stories straight in my brainpan lately. I don't know anyone else who has a couple of witches, a banshee, a… Continue reading Confessions of a Hoarder
I spent most of the last five months purging, cleaning, painting, packing, selling, buying, cleaning, unpacking, and purging. See what's not on that list? Yeah...even my journal hasn't gotten any writing lately. Moving is more time consuming now than it was in college: the books alone take a while to get settled. My new office… Continue reading Famine to Feast: Fall Deadlines
Cross-posted from NPP "A bird may love a fish, Signore, but where would they live?" -Ever After, A Cinderella Story In the seas surrounding the Scotland and Ireland, pretty faced seals with large, almost human eyes peek out from the water, curiously watching fishermen work. They'd follow the boats, sometimes even leading fishermen to the best… Continue reading Myths and Monsters: Selkies
Instead of writing, I've been packing for a move. I took Friday off to shoot, bbq, and fire.