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Read With The Lights Turned Off

If you're feeling like a little no-calorie treat while you're handing out candy, here is a little something to pass the time."The Audition" is a spooky-themed short story I wrote a few years ago. It originally appeared in an anthology called "Sadistic Shorts," which you can still buy on Amazon.  THE AUDITION “Sweet Caroline!”“Bop-Bop-Bop!”Mike Harris grimaced and …

What I’ve Been Reading – The Agony, The Ecstasy, and The Buddha

I first met Rachel Eliason right after I "came out" myself.As a science fiction author, that is.Since then, we've been together on several author panels and readings, and I was honored when Rachel and A.R. Miller invited me to contribute Traveler to a 3-in-1 ebook they wanted to publish.Rachel's grace and honesty make her a …

What I’ve Been Reading – Fool

“This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as non-traditional grammar, split infinitives, and the odd wank.” ― Christopher Moore, Fool Shakespeare parodies are a dime a dozen, but few twist familiar tropes like Christopher Moore. He's previously tackled vampires, Death, …

SF & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Is All My Brain and Body Needs

Music in Science Fiction & Fantasy By Dennis W. Green  (This is an expanded version of an article that was originally published in PerihelionSF under the title "More Than Zarathustra.) What jazz standard shares a melody with the Star Trek theme? And what rock & roll tune tells its story against the background of Einstein’s Special …

Showing The Rifle

The following originally appeared in 2015 on the blog of one my literary heroes, Ed Gorman. Ed passed away in October 2016. But you can still read some of his final musings at newimprovedgorman.blogspot.com.Showing The RifleLike anyone who has spewed forth a book, I’m occasionally asked what the toughest thing is about writing. I’ll mumble …