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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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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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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: 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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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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Darkness Becomes Me

I’ve always loved the night. The dark isn’t silent, not by any means, but the noise is a different kind entirely from the hustle and bustle that happens during daylight hours. It’s a soothing sort of sound, the noises of … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump in Your Head

If you’ve read my stories, you know I tend to focus more on the mental side of horror than the physical. Yes, I can get gory at times, but you won’t find slasher-style bloodbaths in most of my work. Mainly … Continue reading

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