A Close Call

It was a dark and stormy night, my wife and daughter were driving to a Fire Hall outside Chester for a family gathering. The rain pounded the roads…

Cellar

My hands shook in the cold rain as I fumbled with the shovel handle as another flash of lightning illuminated the back deck’s leaf litter blanket. I gingerly…

Scare Tactics

“Why don’t you try poking out your eyes?” “And put them on my fingers again? Nah, that just made the last group laugh?” “Spitting cockroaches? You do that…

Unwanted

**H **eaven didn’t want the maiming boy **A **mbling away from the Pearly Gates **U **nderneath the Earth, another was watching **N **etherworld needing another soul **T **o…

Trick or Treat

Moldy sugar and weevily flour, Some rancid butter at the Witching Hour. Wriggly worms, spiders and flies, Spooky cookies, a treater’s surprise.

Iced Up

Jamie slammed his hand against the dash of the car and the heater fan rattled to life. The sun glared through the crystallized windshield as he waited for…

Writing Motivation

I don’t want to write this post. I don’t feel like it. Actually, I don’t feel like writing a cotton-pickin’ thing. Surely, there is something on TV? Nope.…

Lovecraft’s Legacy

The impact of H.P. Lovecraft on modern genre fiction is astounding. While Edgar Allan Poe spun yarns of gothic horror and laid the groundwork for detective mysteries, Lovecraft…

Aguta’s Trek

Nanuk the Bear stood on his hind legs and sniffed the icy air. Dog. He looked across the snowy plain and saw the sled make its approach. The…

Alien Haiku

Driving late at night Bright green lights whirling above Almond eyes greet me Photo by interdimensionalguardians

First Change

Raised by the pack, we didn’t know about the Change util it happened to my friend Brown Ear. Running in the woods, four-feet, paws and fur was all…

No Need to See

warm oil on your back my hands exploring your curves teasing fingertips Photo by Alexandre Dulaunoy