Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 26

OBE

This is one out-of-body experience that must not be repeated. (Art by Shintaro Kago)

Apr 19

Nuckalavee

Appearing as a wild horse flayed alive, the Nuckalavee is the most horrible of all the demons of the Scottish islands. Its name may be the origin of “Old Nick” a moniker often used for Satan. (Art by Ambersandj on Deviantart.com)

Apr 18

Storyboarding Dystopia, Part II

Now where were we? Ah yes, superhero comics and dystopias. No one expects a lot of logic from these. For example, Wolverine’s claws magically suck up into his forearms when they are not needed, somehow without damaging the muscles in his wrists. That’s cool, and it’s a comic book where graphic departures from reality are …

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Apr 14

Storyboarding Dystopia, Part I

Silver blood on a Red Queen's hand

I am fascinated by YA Dystopias, even though a lot of them are execrably written. Somehow, though, they always manage to sucker me in, giving me the come-on with cryptic, pretty covers and high what-if concepts: What if all young people had a disease that caused them to die before age 25? What if society …

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Apr 12

MASHED Pre-order

MASHED anthology, Grivante Press, 2017

You may now pre-order MASHED, the anthology I am featured in, on Amazon. Click, click, click on this link…. You can can also enter this book giveaway contest to get it for free! It includes a bunch of other horror books as well. Here’s a short excerpt of my story, “Arabica,” to get you in …

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Apr 12

The Rose

We may suffer for love, but few want to die for it. (Photo by Yung Chen Lin)

Apr 05

In the Sewer

You didn’t want to see this. Now that you have, you can’t unsee it. YOU NEVER SAW IT. (Art by Pascal Blanché)