Horror Chatting About Mad Scientists

Every Wednesday I lead #humpday #horrorchat on Twitter for Vamplit Publishing. It’s  a way for us all to share our favorite things about horror while tweeting on Twitter. THIS WEEK’S TOPIC Mad Scientists We’re discussing the crazy geniuses in both movies and literature (Mad scientists are also our theme for #fridayflash) Our horror chat is open to everyone whether you are a writer, publisher, film maker, artist, gamer, magazine or just someone who loves horror. … Read more

Back on EdMo

After 4 days off of doing about nothing this week, I’ve been back editing the last few days.  Am up to 19 hours, a few hours further than the challenge suggestion of 16.5.  What did I do during my 4 days off, in between naps?  Comedy therapy via Trailer Park Boys. I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve sat through a little over 3 seasons since last Friday. But, hey, laughter is the best medicine, … Read more

Sick Bastard Shoots Prize Elk with Arrow

I’m just sick after hearing this morning about a prize elk shot with an arrow within Estes Park, Colorado.   We spend A LOT of time there and have seen him.  This is especially sad after we watched an equally impressive bull elk defend his heard against two other giants a couple months ago inside Rocky Mountain National Park.  People come from all over the world to see these magnificent animals.  There is no punishment too … Read more

Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural

R.J. found this film and it looked interesting, so I put it in the Netflix queue. Actually watched it a couple weeks ago and am now getting to finish up a quick review. First of all, her’s what it’s about per Amazon: A notorious bank robber kills his wife and flees the police, only to be captured by a mysterious group of figures in an abandoned town. His beautiful daughter, Lila Lee (played by the … Read more

Part 1: Interview with Regina Todd

Last week, after R.J. posted Searching for Billy Knox, introducing one of our main characters, I promised to do the same for Regina Todd, and here it is. Regina’s interview is also included in a character interview blogfest on Echoes of a Wayward Mind. I found this fest yesterday thanks to Roland D. Yeomans. So please follow the links after you read here to support other authors interviewing their characters. Regina’s interview is written from … Read more

Weekly Whine: Contradictory Feedback

We’re on day 4 with no sun here in Denver and I feel like all my energy has been sucked out of me. The good thing…I’m wearing a sweater in June.  Hate the heat.  It’s supposed to clear up today, and I can see the mountains, so at least no walking beagles in the rain today. Anyways, I’m lacking motivation to write today, so I put in Drag me to Hell right before I sat … Read more

The Short of It

We wrote short stories at the Wicked Writer’s blog last week. My post was Served Up Short with a Side of Gore. Read the other blogger’s opinions: C. J. Ellison was out this week and Kerri Nelson was her guest blogger in Does Size Matter? Greg Marshall Smith, The Short and Long of It (Sort of) David Sartof, My First Time… (or the Virgin Short Story Writer) Supriya Savkoor, Keeping ’em Short Brande Waldron Book … Read more


Button the Maltese began the morning ritual of yapping and waking neighbors when he saw Digger the Beagle poke his nose through a small rounded hole in the fence. Digger followed suit, baying back at his neighbor, but unlike most morning, the commotion abruptly stopped a few seconds later. The dogs’ owners didn’t care why the barking stopped. They were instead content with the silence until an hour later when Chang, Button’s owner, decided to … Read more

Something to Hide

This story was submitted to a writing contest a couple months ago and made it to the top 100 judging, but didn’t place. Everyone has something to hide, but they can’t hide it from me. I see their secrets in a cloud, literally hanging over their heads. I suppose that’s why I became a private detective. I started seeing people’s secrets after serving in the Army during the height of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. … Read more

Down the Dark Staircase

In one of my networking groups, we were challenged to write a fifty word story. Down the Dark Staircase below is my contribution. The second half came out a little to poetic though. She flipped the switch, but no light illuminated. A tight grip on the banister would guide her down the staircase, and unknowingly into a breakneck slash. It pulled her into the darkness and bit, not knowing its death strike missed. She trashed … Read more

Innsmouth Free Press

I found the Innsmouth Free Press website on Twitter last week. I just finished reading through their website, and I’m pretty excited to see the website launch on June 1st of this year. Innsmouth Free Press is a fictional newspaper publishing faux news as well as original short fiction stories. We also feature some of Lovecraft’s classic tales. Love the Monster Bytes! I’m planning on submitting a few myself.