I'm teaching this half-day class at The Loft on October 28th for anyone interested in dark/weird/horror fiction. I personally engage in darkness to find the light, but the course takes a broad view of what horror is, what it's for, and how it can be done. More Information at The Loft website. Something Wicked This … Continue reading I’m Teaching at The Loft this Fall
I am trying to be better about website upkeeping. (I am bad at it.) There's a new review up at This Is Horror. I'll admit to being quite pleased with what was said about "The Triplets." Tried to reblog V.H. Leslie's post with pertinent links, but failed. Here's a pasted excerpt: With stories from Malcolm … Continue reading Shadows & Tall Trees 7 Reviews, Interviews, & Updates
Today is the release date for Shadows & Tall Trees Vol. 7, where you can find my latest story, "The Triplets." My copies arrived Saturday. When my partner went to read the soft cover version, a spider watched him from the ceiling, threatening to drop on him at any second. He wondered if the … Continue reading These Are A Few of My Favorite Things
Unicorns are awesome. I believe most aspects of our culture to be toxic and in favor of creating wealth for the rich while preventing most people from living fulfilling, meaningful lives. Human flourishing isn't a priority at all. In fact, in the past, major employers tested out shorter work hours and discovered that when people … Continue reading What’s Up With All the Unicorns?
Currently included in What Does It Mean to Be While in America by 2Leaf Press. The Nothing PBS is helping adopted children “connect with their culture.” The children who need to discover their roots are, of course, non-white. I skim the article with a fury I know is un-PC. I’ve tip-toed around this problem, afraid … Continue reading The Nothing
This essay originally appeared in Yemasse Issue 19.2 (Spring/Summer 2012) Bethany Is Dead You can’t touch death. You can’t hold it in your arms. You can’t stroke it. It’s not a tree or a fork or a puppy. It’s like zero, which seems like a number, but isn’t really anything at all. It’s the air … Continue reading Bethany Is Dead
What Is a Witch? What is a witch but a hag, an unruly woman, a spinster, a crone, any woman who exerts her own power and right to exist and act how she wants without the approval of the patriarchy? They try to burn us at the stake, hang us, drown us, imprison us, throw … Continue reading What Is A Witch?
I can't really get into the reasons why this is a VITAL Question, but please, dear readers, comment below to say what kind of witch you think I am. If you know me in person, know me professionally, or only know my work, it's fine. Please, be honest and describe what sort of witch you … Continue reading What Kind of Witch Am I?
So these posts were all disappearing into the ether as I made more of them, so I tried to bring back the "blog" portion of the page, not that I wanted to call it a "blog." So now I'm trying to see if new posts will archive to the page I put back or not. … Continue reading Another Dang Test
It is totally worth pointing out that when I first started putting this site together, I deleted one million preinstalled widgets and also the "blog" portion. I had zero intentions of saying anything about anything that wasn't simply linking to my stories and essays and maybe interviews I've done or will do or am doing. … Continue reading More On The Big Head Debate