I Have a Halloweener

I Have a Halloweener

I love Halloween. Surprised? Why? Because it says on the homepage that I’m a Christian? Shouldn’t I shut my doors, turn off the lights, and curse the heathens in the darkness? Isn’t that what Christians do on Halloween? Maybe some do. Not this guy. Why? Because Halloween is as much about worshiping Satan as any [Continue]

A Final October Treat

A Final October Treat

October began with an attempt at writing Horror. I genre I love, and had little experience with. I end October the same way. This Halloween treat is my flavor of Noir, thanks to one Channel Noir; a blog that I love to lurk. I was reminded of this Noir Flash Fiction contest by way of Are You [Continue]

Behind the Red Nose (Part Two): Fear vs. Frivolity

Behind the Red Nose (Part Two): Fear vs. Frivolity

 “There is nothing laughable about a clown in the moonlight.” -Lon Chaney Sr. Clowns. The cultural love-hate relationship with these capricious tramps has been recorded almost to the dawn of the written word, as we discussed yesterday. Yet that relationship had a breaking point; a moment when the pengalum swung like a noose, and a [Continue]

Behind the Red Nose (Part One): Horror vs. Hilarity

Behind the Red Nose (Part One): Horror vs. Hilarity

Coulrophobia. It’s one of the top 10 most common phobias around the world. The BBC says it’s the third most prevalent phobia in Brittan, just behind spiders and needles. Symptoms vary from discomfort and wariness, high anxiety or to outright panic attacks. “I’m an educated adult, with irrational fears,” Kristine M. declared on one of [Continue]

Within the Deep

Within the Deep

My flash fiction tale, featured in the Terrible Minds Vacation Hell Contest is below. Skip to the Post Mortem section if you’ve already read it and just want to read the behind the scenes. For all, please remember that if you like this tale best, make your vote count in the contest, when the time [Continue]

The Horrific (Horror Fic?) Secret Project Revealed!

The Horrific (Horror Fic?) Secret Project Revealed!

I love reading Horror, yet I never took a stab at writing Horror, until recently. Part of the reason is because, though I love to read it, a good horror story idea had never lept into my brain. Until recently. Then it happened twice. (If this were a horror movie, that realization would have sounded [Continue]

How to Have Creative Intercourse

How to Have Creative Intercourse

How to begin creatively? Hm. The direct question approach? “Are you creative?” Nah. Too infomercial. The smug, know-it-all way? “The only creative thing about creativity is the definition by those who don’t have it of those who do.” Blech. Creative beginning, creative beginning… Creativity is like masturbation. Everyone does it, few harness it, and fewer [Continue]

Shooting From the Hip

Shooting From the Hip

“The revolver rules, the revolver is triumphant.” -Walt Whitman quotes Six bullets can change the world. Red Dead Redemption and my current research into the Civil War have proven that to me. Both the Old West or the Civil War were ruled by the six-shot revolver. With that as an inspiration, and the understanding that some [Continue]

Between Pain and Peace

Between Pain and Peace

    “Life is pain…Anyone who tells you different is selling something.” -The Man in Black, The Princess Bride I am a psychotherapist. I have worked with kids who have been in situations like being raped, locked in closets for days, whipped with electrical cords dipped in hot grease or had their parents killed by [Continue]

All For Blog, and Blog For All!

All For Blog, and Blog For All!

This Friday will mark the three month anniversary of this website. Remember when three month anniversaries meant something? In Junior High School—heck, Senior High for me—having a little lady put up with me for three months was huge. Huge enough to warrant the movie out, mushy card, single rose and dinner at Friendly’s level of [Continue]

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