Photo by Bui Bao on Unsplash At the start of every story, a monster hides in a closet eager for the narrative to get close enough to claw through its chest cavity and rip its soul out. That monster’s name? They call her, Setting. This baby’s got teeth and will kill your story if not handled right. What … Continue reading Setting, or the Monster Named
Full disclosure: I wrote this piece three weeks ago, before COVID-19 progressed to the point it is as of today, 3/19/20. CALIFORNIA’S CORONAVIRUS STATE OF EMERGENCY CORONAVIRUS CASES SURPASS 100,000 WORLDWIDE CORONAVIRUS CASES INCREASE BY 20% IN 24 HOURS IN UK TO 51 Feeling anxious yet? These are three headlines from major news outlets in … Continue reading Breaking Out of the Current Outbreak
Two totally different things, but something neat that happened recently with the writer, Ronald Malfi. First, I had enough spare time to re-watch this space-horror starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, and Joely Richardson. I have a hard time remembering movies or books that I encountered years before, and it's not getting easier, and reliving this … Continue reading Event Horizon and Malfi
Interesting enough, but I don't really have an answer for this. That's part of the reason why I don't post to the blog all that much or interact on Twitter like I should. No only am I trying to write, but now I have to put an entertainer's cap on as well. I envy those … Continue reading What Do Writers Write About?
I'm one of those people that has a "membership" to a chained bookstore. I suckered myself into the deal, knowing full well that I really wasn't going to be benefiting from it, but felt more like a pushover that day and just said yes. You know the type of deal, for $25 a year you … Continue reading Support Your Local Gunfighter
When I was about six or seven years old, my family went to a local fair. You probably all know the kind. Flashing lights, fried food, wafting odor of shit everywhere. It's the kind of place that every backwoods kid loves to go to. The parents will tell you not to get too close to … Continue reading Why Horror?
The Autopsy of Jane Doe came out in 2016 and while I had heard of it in certain circles (mainly Reddit and Twitter), it really didn't come across my radar until very recently, when I found it on Netflix, the place where hidden gems go to die. Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 87% fresh with … Continue reading Review – The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)