October 2017 archive

Meeting with Medusa

Medusa

Meeting with Medusa An erotic short story for Halloween. Note that it’s comparatively mild, but still NSFW.   I knew I shouldn’t have tangled with a Gorgon. It could have Medusa. She’d been reported working in Vegas by the other Hunters I’d been in contact with. Or it might have been Stheno or Euryale, her …

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The Queen of Vampires

Sleek, stylish, discrete. All hail the Queen of Vampires, Catherine Deneuve, from the 1980 horror movie The Hunger.  

A Haunting Strain of Music, Part 2

Some “lively” music always makes work go more quickly, don’t you agree?   Rockabilly fun with The Creature from the Black Lagoon, who also moonlights as a record juggler. The title is a pun on “instrumentals.”   Swedish lady sings some early rock and roll. The picture is cool and shows she’s not afraid to …

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A Haunting Strain of Music, Part 1

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I like the spookiness, the masquerade element, and the rich trove of vintage memorabilia generated over the years… like these LP and 45 covers. For fun, I looked up the music as well.   The rich baritone voice of Boris Karloff, best known for narrating the Christmas special …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 10/25/17: Bogies

They are the things that make children wake screaming, blind with fear, in the middle of the night. They are the things that slip through the cracks under bedroom windows, the things that turn the knobs of bedroom closets and push them open with agonizing slowness, while the children cower under their blankets and pray …

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Out of Death

Out of Death, something beautiful.   (18th century carved horse skull)

Worldbuilding Wednesday 10/18/17: Geisterbahn

Geisterbahn is German for ghost train, the popular amusement park ride that carries thrill-seekers into dark, eerie tableaus designed to thrill and shock them. The most elaborate of these are found at Munich’s Oktoberfest. In the US, these rides are known as Spookhouses, or Haunted Houses. Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is an example of the best …

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Ecanus, the Angel of Writers

Ecanus, I seek to become more than a writer. I desire to be an author and I ask for your Divine Assistance in helping me attain that goal. Fill my mind with original thoughts and ideas so that I may become the successful writer that God created me to be. Through Jesus Christ’s Precious, Pure …

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Fire at the Wax Museum

After a fire at Madame Tussaud’s.  

Worldbuilding Wednesday 10/11/17: Tiamatan Clan Names

Science fiction writer Joan D. Vinge wrote a fairy tale/space opera mashup in the early 1980s called The Snow Queen, which borrowed from the Hans Christian Anderson tale of the same name. Most of the action took place on a frigid water planet named Tiamat, where humans were split into two clans: Summers and Winters. …

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