Author Archives: Alex Westhaven

Mood Music for Meadowlark Mayhem

I mentioned this briefly awhile ago, but the first newsletter of the year went out yesterday, and it contains the first installment to this year’s serial story, Mine (Book 1 of the Meadowlark Mayhem series). If you didn’t get signed … Continue reading

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Excerpt Day: Jack

Today’s excerpt is from a Halloween story…which I thought was somewhat appropriate given that some people on Facebook are calling for an end to Valentine’s Day with a second Halloween instead… The next serial story starts Monday and will be … Continue reading

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Children & Death

I debated whether to write this post, because it’s pretty rough stuff, but just be warned – it could be hard for some to read as it centers on children being killed by their parents. I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted … Continue reading

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Excerpt Day: Angel Eyes

Excerpt: Angel Eyes   She stirred, shivering as her skin puckered against the cool porcelain. Sitting on the edge of the tub, he tied a length of rubber tubing around her arm and waited for the veins to rise before … Continue reading

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Not Quite Butterflies

I’m on the cusp of starting to write the first story in this year’s Insecticide collection, and moths are the central theme I’ll be exploring. I find it quite fascinating that you rarely (if ever) meet anyone who’s afraid of … Continue reading

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Excerpt Day: Working Late

I like writing short stories – it’s always a challenge trying to fit as much detail into as little space as possible. Today’s excerpt is one of the four flash pieces in No Hazard Pay, a little sampler I put … Continue reading

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A Few Little Things…

Welcome to the new year! Seen any thing strange or creepy yet? If not, you’re probably not looking hard enough… In any case, 2015 is bringing some new changes to my blog(s), so here’s the skinny (does anyone say that … Continue reading

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Christmas Red

A little gift for you – have a Creepy Christmas! Christmas Red Coppery. Sticky. Burgundy-sweet. Thick liquid candy, and always a treat.  Tip the bottle up high, feel it burn down your throat. Soft fuzzy trim on a dark Santa’s … Continue reading

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Instinctual Killers

I read an article last week about a 26 year old man in Brazil who has admitted to killing 39 women. When asked if he regretted his actions, he said no, and that he would kill again if released. Apparently killing “calms” him – … Continue reading

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Skin Art

Have you ever just looked at skin? Your skin, your partner’s skin, that gorgeous person on the bus or the homeless person you pass on the way to work everyday…everyone’s skin is different, and whether we like to admit it or … Continue reading

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