My horror short story Overwritten has now been published in issue 81 of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. The edition is available here for purchase. It's a nice start to the year. Although it's only 14 days into January it feels like it's been a Covid Blurvember long with *waves hands at the world* everything that's gone … Continue reading Fiction fuel
Another link to another piece of my newly published writing.
Publication Day means a link to my story in The Raconteur Review.
A few months a discussion in a University of Iowa writing MOOC caught my attention. I didn’t contribute, because I was late to the exchange, and anyway, I felt a bit like an anthropologist, observing people around the world express their ideas about what they were learning. This particular discussion was about how cultures might … Continue reading What the hell am I doing here
I drew three conclusions about the Doctor Who episode It Takes You Away. To me the themes were obvious, but satisfying amid the classic Who scares, Doctory-mythos talk, a fairy tale turned reality, and a Scandi-noir story that turned into something else. But to the conclusions, first:) Mother Rite The very first thing I thought … Continue reading Doctor Who: Familiar Universes
I didn't mean to, but I started something. I have an Instagram account, and it's mostly full of sunsets, art, and visually arresting things (and puns) and now RedBubble promotions. I don't really use Insta for writing related efforts. This week I started to. It's been both frustrating and creatively fulfilling. After endlessly tinkering with … Continue reading Starting something
You can never experience your own writing in the same way readers can. Writers know their own story, are often unaware of their usual or unusual foibles, and read what they want imagined, not what they put on the page. So they see the wood for the trees. Unless you write something and completely forget … Continue reading Something old is renewed
I have Bruno Bettelheim's book Uses of Enchantment, somewhere. Yet I'm less interested in Freudian readings of myth and fairy tales than other types of interpretation. But that's not the point of this. I was reading how selling is the art of story telling, (in a Medium piece here) but earlier I'd been looking for a … Continue reading Uses of enchantment
I rewatched the Alien franchise (the first four films). They speak about how humans incubate fears of the dark, the unknown, of disappearing, of birth, change, life and death. Probably, I'd insert a quote from Helene Cixous or Luce Irigaray here about language, myth, the body and sexuality, but you know... Anywho, these films are … Continue reading Rewatch: Alien/s
Every now and then I become aware of my hollowness. I'm hollow but not like a log that was once a healthy tree. No. I'm hollow like a vessel made to be filled up by something else. I take on the interests of others to fill out this human form and to make up for … Continue reading We know what we are, but not what we may be