A Poem Called Terror

it’s the tick of a stranger-clock in an unfamiliar room the scratch of enchanted bones in a dark and haunted tomb uneven steps of a gallows-walk and the dancing of the dead the cries and un-stifled moans you hear inside your head it’s the shrieks in the blood of silent …

The Hobbit; a Pre-Movie(s) Book Review

THE HOBBIT; A Pre-Movie(s) Review “”Balin and Dwalin,” they said not daring to be offended, and sat flop on the floor looking rather surprised.” – The Hobbit, Chapter Seven. J.R.R. Tolkien”s tale The Hobbit is beautifully and comically written. Tolkien is such a wonderful storyteller that the tale of Bilbo Baggins and Thorin and …

Regional AND World-Wide

Here’s the thing. I’m from a small town in rural Minnesota. Small towns have a connotation of people being small-minded and limited in their worldview. Furthermore, Minnesota as a state is treated like the small town of the rest of the country. And what’s worse is people here buy into …

A Change in Post

I’ve taken a break from updating my blog, as some of you may have noticed. This isn’t because I don’t have anything to write about. Rather, it’s because I’ve been busy writing a few new projects. These have been a little difficult to work through. The challenge I’ve discovered in …

Brave Enough

I thought I’d share a bit of mostly non-fictional prose I wrote back when I was still living in California. I wrote this to work some tension before going to bed. It was written to deal with my being a little freaked out by my neighbor (the tenant in my landlord’s …

Photographic Memory

For years I have been called obsessive or infatuated or things along those lines all due to my ability to bring up information, quotes, or descriptions from memory. These well-meaning people assumed that I would only remember that information if I had committed it to memory through diligent, fanatical study. …