Author Archives: Alex Westhaven

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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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┬átheir┬áparents. 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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