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Poems for the End of the World

~ Sonnet ~ Dust We Become When wither winds fell our brittle towers And come the dread horsemen, devoid of mirth trampling to dust the ill-fated flowers, Misery descends upon the cold earth; When dark are the angels, fallen from grace To ashes they burn our earthly treasures And if all hope is lost without a trace Will we remember life’s simple pleasures? Though the aging star bows lowly to weep And cruel cold cuts…

Lightning

If I am struck down, let it be by a thought so magnificent it changes the shape and texture of the universe; If I am broken, let be under the weight of the words of a poet, overcome by passion and madness; If I change, let it be because I am evolving, not because I’ve been tread upon or defeated; If I am to be saved, let it be by that which is in me,…

Review: Apex Magazine, November 2016 Issue

Each month, Apex Magazine serves up a delightful bounty of provocative stories and poems, as well as interviews and glorious cover art. The November 2016 issue, with cover art by Ania Tomicka, certainly follows this trend. E. Catherine Tobler’s “Every Winter” is a haunting and consuming piece of work that grabs hold of you and begs to be devoured from beginning to end. Onu-Okpara Chiamaka’s “When She Comes” presents Death personified in a most unexpected…

Nearly Drowning Was Good for Me

Some time ago, I went to the beach and learned something valuable that really stuck with me. I was knee deep in the water. The waves were rough. It was hard to stand in the water without getting knocked off my feet. In fact, I did at one point. It was a little frightening because getting back up without getting dragged under by the boisterous waves was harder than I expected. Somehow, I regained my…

On the Brink – Cover Redesign

I have uploaded a new cover for my ebook, On the Brink. On the Brink is a humble little omnibus of my short science fiction, horror, and urban fiction. Some of the stories included might have a familiar ring to them, as I have shared them on my blog and made them available as one-shot downloads previously. This omnibus is more or less an introduction to my work for those who haven’t downloaded the one-shots…

What Genre is my NaNoWriMo Novel?

NaNoWriMo begins in three days and I’m all set to begin. I think that my NaNoWriMo novel is something of a departure from my usual stuff but it promises to be loads of fun to write. There’s just one tiny problem. I can’t decide whether this story is science fiction or horror. Premise Sea Witch Song Tarah Jackson died at sea. Her secret lover, Uma Brown, attends the funeral with no choice but to bottle…

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