Movie Review: Stalled

This zombie movie is on my ‘best of’ list. Am re-posting a few that qualify as Christmas movies. Anyway, Stalled was awesome! Here’s what it’s about: “A janitor gets trapped in a women’s restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.” This movie occurs on Christmas eve, and like the synopsis says, a janitor is trapped in a ladies room toilet stall at the start of a zombie apocalypse. Wouldn’t that suck! … Read more

Tis the Season for Holiday Horror Movies

Had to bring back my list of holiday horror movies from 2011 and update it with all the new movies that have come out with a Christmas horror theme. So many I still haven’t seen. If I’ve seen it, it’s linked to my review. 12-24 (2008) 12 Deadly Days (2016) 12 Deaths of Christmas (2017) A Cadaver Christmas (2011) A Christmas Carol (various) A Christmas Horror Story (2015) A Christmas Treat (1985) A Mr Shelton … Read more

Book Review: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

I’m refreshing this review I wrote a while back, because A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote has become one of my favorite Christmas reads. And not only that, it’s also a film, although I’ve never seen it. If you haven’t read it, here’s what it’s about: Taking its place next to Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood on the Modern Library bookshelf is this new and original edition of Capote’s most famous short stories: … Read more

Who’s Up for a Million Words Challenge in 2019?

I’m in the mood to share way more than you’re probably interested in reading. As a geek and ex-project manager, these sorts of things get me going. If you’re a writer, you’re more likely to find this interesting. I track word count annually even though it can be very depressing when I look at what I’ve accomplished around this time of year. 🤣 For 2018, I had set a 2100 words a day goal or … Read more

October Frights Winnners

Another year of October Frights is over. So sad! Below are the winners of the drawings and contests from this year. 1st $25 gift card goes to Anita Stewart. 2nd $25 gift card goes to Debbie Christiana. Winner of the $10 gift card for choosing a story idea from the October Frights Preview is Carmilla Voiez for choosing #5, “a child afraid of Trick or Treaters tells his babysitter they’re trying to kill him. When … Read more

October Frights Day 6: Ghoul by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Ghoul Dwelling in fog Against cold stone I await the sweetest flesh Your smell lingers Like sweet perfume Drawing open my bleeding lips Fangs glint in deadend air Silence echos in your ears As my decaying body Stalk my prey My ghoulish grin Is the last you’ll see. Let the feast begin! Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights … Read more

October Frights Day 5: Halloween Crafts

I’ve unfortunately been sick during the hop and haven’t gotten much writing done. Yesterday, to lift my spirits, I decided to do something crafty. This is made with craft foam. Not just for kids, I’m a little addicted to creating stuff like this. My other creation this year is a bit of a cluttered mess. LOL! But I like it! Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are entered to … Read more

October Frights Day 5: Boogeyman by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Boogeyman In darkness I dwell A creature from Hell waiting to hunt my prey. From the closet I lie Unable to die Coming to take you away. You whine and you moan You complain and you groan Feeding the demon inside Oh how sweet Is your rotten meat Here is where you’ll reside. Forever yours, The Boogeyman Copyright © … Read more

October Frights Day 3: Zombie by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Zombie Awaken from the grave Rotting flesh peeled off the bone Guttural scream beneath the earth Feasting on the soul Scraping towards the flesh Chomping of broken teeth No amount of meat Can satisfy a dead beast. Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights reserved. Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are entered … Read more

October Frights Day 2: Fall for Freedom Preview

Welcome to day 2 of October Frights. Today demons are lurking. I’m featuring Fall for Freedom, only free through the end of this event. This is a very small introduction to Boss the demon in a prequel to The Courier Series. Boss possesses Pete, the main character, and is only heard in Pete’s head. He becomes a major character later in the series and has his own way of keeping himself…well, relevant and alive. ENJOY! … Read more

October Frights Day 2: Mummy by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Mummy Wrapped in A molded cocoon I will not transform Into a butterfly. Death and decay Melted my beauty Stole my voice Ruined my gown I am now A stranger waddling In a sandstorm Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights reserved. Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are entered to win a … Read more

Vampire by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Vampire The gruesome seductive grin draws me close As blood drips from your chin. Pretense flowing from pointed teeth Death, cold, darkness Eternal grief? Longing for love, light, the sun? Humanity, a soul… But immortality has just begun. Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights reserved. Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are … Read more

Ghost by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Ghost Desperate reach Toward the invader Leave my home alone The only way to make you leave I show my deathly glow How lovely to hear you scream To see you quiver To see your back as you run This ghost is home In Abandon Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights reserved. Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s … Read more

Movie Review: Bad Grandma’s

This week I’m reviewing an oddity, Bad Grandma’s. Here’s what it’s about: “Four grandmothers accidentally kill a con man. When his partner shows up, things go south quickly.” Yes, that’s Florence Henderson front and center, and Pam Grier by her side. All I really have to say is the mix of grandmas had me laughing my ass off. Sure, the story line wasn’t the greatest, but I didn’t mind. And the acting wasn’t the greatest, … Read more

Harebrained and Bloodstained: 31 Days of Halloween Fables

Can you believe it? Only a few more days until October 1st. This year, to kick off the holiday season, I invite you to join me for a Halloween fable a day, along with lots of gift card drawings for those willing to critique my comedy writing skills. I’ve taken a break from writing The Courier series to learn the mechanics of making people laugh. Earlier this year I realized I’m a natural when it … Read more

Movie Review: Cargo

This week I’m reviewing Cargo, an excellent zombie movie. Here’s what it’s about: “After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.” I have nothing bad to say about this movie. I was glued to the TV the whole time. Martin Freeman was great in his role as the loving husband and father, only intent on saving his little girl. The best part of the movie is … Read more

Movie Review: Bunks

This week I’m reviewing Bunks, a fun zombie movie for kids. Here’s what it’s about: “When two trouble-making brothers scam their way into an idyllic summer camp, they find themselves leading a rag tag cabin of boys into breaking every rule in the book. But the real trouble starts when they accidentally trigger a curse that brings a camp fire zombie story to life.” Bunks is goofy in a way kids love. It’s horror comedy, … Read more

Movie Review: Twisted Nightmare

In honor of the return of Friday #HorrorChat, I’m reviewing Twisted Nightmare, a teen slasher movie set at a summer camp in the 80s. Here’s what it’s about: “A group of teenagers win a trip to a summer camp they had attended as children. However, soon after they get there they begin to disappear one by one. The survivors suspect that the disappearances may be connected to the death of a handicapped child at the … Read more

10 Things I Love About Wine

Practicing my comedy writing skills with the reasons I love wine. Enjoy! 1. My therapy group only meets once a week, while wine is supportive 24/7. 2. A glass of wine qualifies as a daily serving of fruit, it’s good for your heart, and all the other delusional health crap. 3. Swirl, sniff, sip, repeat is a workout that never gets boring. 4. The more empty wine bottles I put in the recycle bin, the … Read more

This Week’s Music-CD-Mishmash Archive #2 Featuring ’80s Underground

Found this box set in the back of the cabinet, a bit of dust covering it. Considering I graduated from high school in 1983, music from the 80s was my first opportunity to really define my own taste in music. Prior to that, I grew up in a household filled music from the Allman Brothers, Cream, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Humble Pie, Rolling Stones, and countless other 70s classic rock. Lucky for me, I grew … Read more