Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 31

Meeting with 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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Oct 30

The Queen of Vampires

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

Oct 29

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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Oct 28

A Haunting Strain of Music, Part 1

Don’t you know how I hate being disturbed when I’m categorizing my record collection?   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. …

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Oct 25

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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Oct 23

Out of Death

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

Oct 18

Worldbuilding Wednesday 10/18/17: Geisterbahn

Do you enter? I dare you.   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 …

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Oct 17

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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Oct 16

Fire at the Wax Museum

After a fire at Madame Tussaud’s.  

Oct 11

Worldbuilding Wednesday 10/11/17: Tiamatan Clan Names

This beautiful illustration was from the Romanian cover of the book.   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 …

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