Pirate Games

first published in At Second Glance: Gay City 4 I did light out for that Territory and I had me a time. Jim left to find work and buy up his wife and kids, and I lived with Widow Douglas for what seemed like the whole winter through to spring before I’d had enough of… Continue Reading Pirate Games

Five Films Reviewed by Frankenstein’s Creature

first published in Weird Tales # 359, edited by Ann VanderMeer 1. Little Pine Eye             Pinocchio, 1911 In Collodi’s original tale, the unborn log feels the burn of the scalpello, crying out. Some endure chisel and adze just to look human. We massage the grain to soften it to flesh, but the termites are… Continue Reading Five Films Reviewed by Frankenstein’s Creature

A Different Seed

 first published in Glitterwolf Halloween 2014 Patrick Soames encountered his ex-girlfriend as he emerged from the party house’s bathroom. Rebecca, deep in her fifth cup, spoke to Patrick with even more venom than usual. “So are you some kind of furry now, you queer bastard?” She wore a rather pathetic get-up—a ragged black dress with an… Continue Reading A Different Seed

The Monster from Beyond Our World (of Literary Merit)

**Friends, here’s a short essay that was previously published on the Richard Hugo House website. It was a promotional item for my RHH class, Writing the Monster. I’m reposting here now that it’s unavailable elsewhere.** The Monster From Beyond Our World (of Literary Merit) I’ve loved monsters since I was a small child. I had… Continue Reading The Monster from Beyond Our World (of Literary Merit)