Still Here

My neighbor’s dog wasn’t eating cicadas—it was eating…something else. I don’t remember going outside. Videographic data proves my senses are still grasped upon the fine edge of reality, because the sky appears not to be playing by the same old rules. What the hell do I know about such things? Decide for yourself. How muchContinue reading “Still Here”

Monster Theory: Animal Nightmare

(Originally published at Slashermonster.com) Horror slices and dices a helpless victim’s meek sensibilities, or sinks its pointy claws into your supple psyche. Horror is a shapeshifter, and each form expresses dark aspects which are unique to the vision or style. Sometimes the fright is jackhammered into your soft brain, while other times it crawls throughContinue reading “Monster Theory: Animal Nightmare”

Slasher Theory: More Monstrous Than Monsters

(Originally published at Slashermonster.com) What is a monster? You know it when you see it, right? Fangs…claws…wings—horrific entities that extract fear out of helpless humans. Anyone can see the demon behind the horns, but what about the demon behind the smile? They say people are the scariest of all monsters. Unassuming citizens can slip pastContinue reading “Slasher Theory: More Monstrous Than Monsters”

Nocturnal Nightmares: Chapter 2

  You retreated into the woods, and your friend is probably dead. The squishy stuff on your shoes could be blood, mud or both. The woods never tell their secrets. Alone. Lost. Hopeless. Find a way to survive until morning, or nocturnal nightmares shall forever keep you awake at night.     Sometimes making aContinue reading “Nocturnal Nightmares: Chapter 2”

Nocturnal Nightmares: Chapter 1

  Fate is in your hands—wrap a leash around the neck of destiny—because you’re making the decisions around here. “You Choose the Adventure” puts you in control. Yes. You. Get behind the imaginary wheel and navigate these dynamic stories. Each chapter gives the reader three mind-busting choices: cast a vote and impart your influence uponContinue reading “Nocturnal Nightmares: Chapter 1”

Fearology: Paradox of Mortality

(Originally published at Slashermonster.com) Fear is a biological mechanism which can either kill or save you. All of us are scared of something, however, some people are either paralyzed by fear or motivated to wrestle the hungry polar bear. If a Mack Truck is blazing a path of hell down the street, and you soContinue reading “Fearology: Paradox of Mortality”

Fearology: The Frailty of Flesh

(Originally published at Slashermonster.com) We’re just like flowers—painful circumstance is the foot which crushes our petals. People often forget how vulnerable they are. Many of us hop inside the cockpit of our car and fly down the street…forgetting that metal and humans don’t mix very well. A dull knife can pop our soft body likeContinue reading “Fearology: The Frailty of Flesh”

Deadliest Bloodsucker: Tick vs Vampire

    The world is full of bloodsuckers. Some are large, and some have eight legs. The vampire is a creature of the dark: Widow’s peak, sharp fangs and velvet cape—the gentle pressure of sunlight cause these pale-skinned bloodsippers to explode into flames. Ticks are 20-million-year-old arachnids, and they were evolutionarily designed to chug theContinue reading “Deadliest Bloodsucker: Tick vs Vampire”

Short Story: Bobby’s Organic Maple Syrup

  Spider fangs glitter as they twitch inside a dead locust. Red goo drips from the tree’s open wound, while a sticky ruby river slithers down the dry bark. Sugary sanguine droplets cling to a twig as a windy whisper ripples along the gooey spherical surface. The droplets shiver and then descend upon the spider—eightContinue reading “Short Story: Bobby’s Organic Maple Syrup”

Fearology: Scared to be Alive

(Originally published at Slashermonster.com) When the Sun goes to sleep—imaginary monsters wake up. Secretive abominations hide underneath our beds, while Boogeymen stalk the unseen corners of our closet. Nocturnal furry things live in the woods, and their territory is just beyond your cozy bed. A wall separates you from the wild unknown and that’s whyContinue reading “Fearology: Scared to be Alive”