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Death of an Icon

We mourn the passing of a wonderful and comforting entity in our lives, KIA on January 8, 2016. Eileen was approximately 140 years old and earned her name from her severe lean over one of our decks. Yes, the name is corny, but her presence is sorely missed and has forever changed the atmosphere and character of Fiddler’s Green. Where once she sheltered the decks and provided shade for the side of the house, there is openness and emptiness, a void left in the wake of the terminal sickness that rotted her roots to the point she could no longer bear her own weight causing her to collapse, exhausted and spent. Her duties as a sentinel, protector, and abode for wildlife of all species are now complete, but her memory will live on in electronic celluloid, the essence of her spirit captured so inadequately by the camera’s eye. Alas, those who witnessed her glory and majesty have only their memories to pay homage to this great old oak tree. Rest in peace, Eileen, you are hereby relieved of your duties and inducted into the annals of the Fiddler’s Green historical record. You are not forgotten and the void created by your absence will never fully be filled, at least not in our lifetime. P.S. Thank you for not destroying the house 🙂

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Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Fiddler's Green

 

Swallowed

What happens when you sleep with your mouth open and there are spiders about? You’ve got one guess. Swallowed will appear in the Thirteen O’clock Press anthology, More Tales from the Blue Gonk.

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Posted by on October 5, 2015 in Promotions, Writing

 

Malignant

A secret experimental laboratory is discovered and destroyed, but something is birthed in the dying inferno that escapes. Malignant is one of my flash fiction short stories available in the Tales From the Blue Gonk Anthology by Thirteen O’Clock Press.

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Leviathan

A winter camping trip spawns a fish tale that can’t be told.

My latest flash fiction short, Leviathan, is finished and will be featured in the short story anthology, The 13th Floor.

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Flip Flop

My flash fiction short, Flip Flop, will be featured in the second volume of the Tales From The Blue Gonk anthologies from Thirteen Press.

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Shadow Stalked

My short story, Shadow Stalked, is now available in the haunted pages of the Thirteen Press anthology, Get Me Out of Here! Click on the picture below to begin your journey into another great collection of today’s most talented horror writers. GET ME OUT OF HERE

 

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10:30 Short Film

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My step-daughter, Aimee, made a student short film from my short story, 10:30. She did a great job capturing the spirit of the story and I am happy to have been part of the process. I played the part of Thaddeus Rasputin, the main antagonist, and one of Aimee’s best friends, Gillian, played the protagonist.  Aimee’s first attempt at making a short film turned out great! She used music to help build suspense and displayed a natural talent for filmmaking through her cinematography and showcased it at the Bossier Instructional Center. She showed a level of filmography usually reserved for far more accomplished filmmakers which makes me believe she has the right stuff to go far in this business. She is to attend the University of New Orleans to major in film production this fall and I can’t wait to see what she is capable of. I am proud that she picked one of my short stories to use and even more proud of her for doing such a great job. Read the short story for free at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/499717, then click on the following link to see her film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPaF_RWqtSs. After the movie, there is a short interview with me, so stick around and witness the awkwardness of my first interview!