Author Archives: Alex Westhaven

Serial Story: The Dry Rain, Part 27 (Final)

This serial story is presented in draft (unedited) form. New installments will be posted every Friday, and each installment is available for one week. Miss one? Joining late? Email me for the previous installments. Creepy reading…   The Dry Rain … Continue reading

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Serial Story, Anyone?

Life’s been a little crazy lately (to say the least), and I’ve been lax on blogging (lack of time, lack of energy, yadda yadda yadda). But! Things are starting to settle a bit more again, and I’ve decided I miss … Continue reading

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Scrub-a-Dub Spider

Monday morning, I took a shower with a spider. He was cold, I was cold, there was plenty of room for both of us. He mostly stayed on the far wall though – didn’t have a shower cap handy, and … Continue reading

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The Tiniest Bugs…

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Hope you’re not wearing green. Wouldn’t want you to miss out on all that pinching… Wow…has it really been over a month since I posted last? Aye karumba. Things have been a little crazy around here, … Continue reading

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Excerpt Day: The Dry Rain

This week’s excerpt is from the first story in the new Insecticide series. It’s supposed to be a short story, but…we’ll see…   Excerpt: The Dry Rain (Insecticide, Book 1) William shuffled his feet through the barren field, papery gray … Continue reading

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Dental Horror(s)

To say I’ve had a lot of dental work done is a pretty severe understatement. I probably have enough mercury in my mouth to be the cause of my eventual demise, and if that doesn’t do it, the plethora of … Continue reading

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Bugs Plus Robots Equal World Domination

First off, in reply to last week’s comment from Ardee-ann…I totally agree. If any insects are going to take over the world, it will definitely be cockroaches. *shudder* Hardy little critters, they are…. In continuing with the theme, I was … Continue reading

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Excerpt Day: Sprouted

Excerpt: Sprouted A terracotta head sporting a thick mane of tiny plants caught her eye, and she stopped to watch the commercial. Dull orange pottery shapes of all sorts were soaked in water, and then parts of them smeared with … Continue reading

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If Insects Took Over the World…

Not too long ago I finished reading a novel by Joseph Wallace titled Invasive Species. As you might guess from the title, it’s the story of people trying to keep insects from taking over real estate. It hit home quite … Continue reading

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Excerpt Day: Lettuce Prey

Excerpt: Lettuce Prey He was feeding the bitch cake. Off his own fork. Bastard. Abby Mars peered through the small portal window in the swinging door that separated the kitchen from the dining room. Her ears burned with anger as … Continue reading

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