With anxious, graceful steps, Susanne Dubois walked to the mirror in the hallway. She fidgeted with her hair as she paced, holding it in place with one hand while she attempted to reposition her bobby pins with the other. She had not pinned it well enough initially, and now she could feel her hair gradually… Continue reading Mirror: A Flash Fiction
Truth is a kind of moderation, the reality that lies in-between the impossible extremes of anything. Is it just me though, or does life seem to be made up of extremes that the truth never captures? The more I try to tell a true story, the more fictitious it becomes. That’s why, sometimes, the truest… Continue reading How To Tell A True Story
LAST MAN WAKING: a tale of sickness and sleep
Encephalitis Lethargica (from Wikipedia): “The disease attacks the brain, leaving some victims in a statue-like condition, speechless and motionless. Between 1915 and 1926, an epidemic of encephalitis lethargica spread around the world; no recurrence of the epidemic has since been reported, though isolated cases continue to occur.”
…until now. LAST MAN WAKING: my new short story has been published by Roar and Thunder in Australia and is free to read online!
When it started, it was innocent bibliophilia. My condition has worsened though, and I am well aware that I am gleefully suffering from bibliomania. I found this Japanese word, tsundoku, which pretty much describes my condition right now. It’s not that I don’t ever read these books, it’s just that I buy them faster than… Continue reading Books, Books, Books!
I’ll be honest, there are a lot of aspects of preparing The Young House which are really stressing me out right now. Writing a book is easy…getting it packaged and prepared to be publicly presented is the problematic part. Even alliterating isn’t going to help me completely unwind though, so I thought I’d sit down… Continue reading A Peter Pan Horror Story