I'm still working on Beowulf: The Midgard Horrors. I should have something fun and deeply engaging for next Saturday's post. In the mean time, here's an abstract poem dealing with the nature of vampiric sensibility. I broke from my traditional poetry style and penned this one free style. It's time to get your flash on! … Continue reading Dead Fish
I haven’t posted here in a long time. Work gets in the way of my writing sometimes. While the Oil & Gas industry has been hit with hard times, I’ve been as busy as a one armed paperhanger (to quote Annie Wilkes). As a drafter I’ve been working plenty, even gotten some overtime now and … Continue reading 2017 – A New Year and Better Year!
Greetings! It's been an exciting week. I had the privilege and honor of speaking at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. As an alumnus, it felt great to come back to where I received my undergraduate degree and my Master's. A former English professor, Dr. Joanne Gates, invited me. I was able to speak to … Continue reading Jacksonville State University
Recently, Stitched Smile Publications put a multiple author anthology titled Unleashed: Monsters Vs Zombies. During the release party for this book, I met a lady who brimmed over with excitement. Having talked with her briefly during that party, I thought it might be time that you, Faithful Readers, get to meet her. Welcome G. Marie … Continue reading Having Words with G. Marie Merante
Just a friendly Monday greeting from your SSP CEO. January is coming to a close and I thought it'd be fun to introduce a little about what's coming up this year! Are you guys as excited as we are? This election has been a stressful one for a lot of people but one thing that … Continue reading Good Monday Morning!
While I'm sifting through the plot and direction of Beowulf: The Midgard Horrors, I appreciate your patience. Here's a piece for reflection ... #FlashFictionSaturday The Mirror The mirror hung upon the wall, A symbol in a darkened hall. The path on which the living stall; A madness lurking came to call ... No person knew … Continue reading The Mirror
He sits at a table, a steaming cup of coffee at his wrist, the newspaper flipped to the business section. It’s easy to imagine he’s checking the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, and he looks so serious, so fraught with concern, I almost call out to him. But then again, what do I know … Continue reading Stranger at the Table
Ok- things have been insane. Sick kids, sick wife, sick self ... I've also been super swamped with wonderful responsibilities in the fields of art and poetry. Beowulf: The Midgard Horrors is being worked on. I'm sorry this is late, but I wanted to share something on Flash Fiction Saturday. It's brief and humorous. Until … Continue reading Ode to a Mortuary Stench
The Bean Sidhe--or banshees--are fairies of Irish legend said to be the harbingers of death. It is said that each of the major ancient families of Ireland were blessed with a familial banshee, which would wail and keen when the death of a family member was imminent. When the "caoine"--or wail--of a banshee was heard, … Continue reading Song of the Banshees
Greetings! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I'm working on Beowulf: The Midgard Horrors right now. You can rest assured the tale will continue next Saturday, Grendel's honor. For now, here's an adventure off of my well worn path. I decided to give free style a try. In honor of the release of … Continue reading Vampyre: A Flash Fiction Saturday Short