• Short Stories

    Collect Rocks Day

    A few months ago, I stumbled onto a literary magazine called Sheriff Nottingham. I took it home, read it cover to cover. It has an artistic vibe, it’s filled with cool photographs, and great, thought provoking writing. I thought, I want to send them something to publish. I checked out their website and discovered they do holiday issues four times a year. The next one open to submissions was Collect Rocks Days – a holiday I’d never heard of it. I did a little research. I know nothing about rocks nor have I ever written anything about rocks.

  • Updates

    I should update more often

    This update is merely for those wandering souls who stumble here by accident. I didn’t want you to see a blog covered in cobwebs. Although, Halloween is coming up. I hate it when blogs aren’t updated in forever, even if I’m not following them regularly. There’s not a whole lot going on right now. I’m editing two simultaneous novels, writing short stories, and sending them out. Nothing to write home about just yet. If you care, I update my Instagram pretty regularly. I also update Twitter when I remember I have a Twitter account. Go lurk there.

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    I made a poetry

    I’m not a big poetry fan. I only really like two poets: Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Bukowski, two drunks who lived on the dark side of the street. But I like writing poetry. No offense to the greats like Wilde and Keats and Burns and so on. They’re fine. Poetry is a good medium for short, concise thoughts. I’m also particular about how I write it. Has to be by hand or on a real typewriter. For some reason, I can’t write poetry on my laptop or desktop computer. I made a poem, I scanned it in. I created a section for the scans. Right now there’s just the…

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    The Non-Adventures of Goth Monkey

    In the late 90’s and deep into the 2000’s, I ran a Gothic webzine. It started out called The Gothic Preservation Society and then formally changed to Dark Culture Magazine – a little more sophisticated, don’t you think? I loved my magazine. It had articles, reviews, interviews, music news, and concert dates. At the time, there weren’t a lot of places to get all those things online – at least, not for the Gothic or DarkWave crowd. I also did a weekly podcast and (amusingly) a weekly webcomic. I was firing on all cylinders! Of course, Dark Culture was a financial failure, but it was a hugely gratifying creative outlet. It drew…