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 …

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. …

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Today is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle”s birthday. He was born in Scotland in 1859 and is most known as the brilliant writer who brought us the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. There are several reasons I chose to write about him today. The first has already been stated. The second reason …