Halloween 2019: Bite-size Monsters

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are eating candy corn…horror movies haunt our television set…it must be Halloween. Put on your hockey mask— we’re gonna scurry down the sidewalk and take a closer look at nature’s miniature maniacs. 1. Bite-sized Monster: “Poisonous” caterpillar (banded tussock or American dagger moth) Beauty is in the Hair of the CaterpillarContinue reading “Halloween 2019: Bite-size Monsters”

Talkin’ Smack: Handbasket

  Is it getting hot in here, or is just me? Someone needs to crack open a window. Throw these words through the glass. Let in some fresh air.     Pump the sky full of car exhaust. We can risk it, all we have to do is tax it, enjoy the ride— We’re goingContinue reading “Talkin’ Smack: Handbasket”

Talkin’ Smack: Welcome to the Future

  Innovation is our rocket propulsion. We’re on a collision course with the future. Prepare for impact.     Welcome to the future—it’s not going to last. Are you paying attention? Present moment is now the past. We’re movin’ way too damn fast. Plugged in. Tuned in. Data has been packed— you’re now ready toContinue reading “Talkin’ Smack: Welcome to the Future”

Talkin’ Smack: Fake News

  Ignore those pretty faces inside the noisy box—it’s just electronic snow and lies surfin’ along the airwaves. Unplug your computer. Turn up that boombox…it’s time to tune into the truth.     You want the truth? Tune into this lyrical master, or turn on your plasma television—swoon over that sexy newscaster. Charmed. Alarmed. Disarmed.Continue reading “Talkin’ Smack: Fake News”

Talkin’ Smack: Five-leaf Clover

  Don’t be ashamed of you who are. If you got it, flaunt it. Turn up your boombox—turn down your naysayers, betrayers, and haters. Are you ready? I’ll see you on the streets.     More rare than rare, ’cause I live without a single care. Here’s what my best friend Sam taught me: IContinue reading “Talkin’ Smack: Five-leaf Clover”

Talkin’ Smack: Bad Words/Potty Mouth

  Foul vowels misbehavin’, nothing but attention cravin’. Go on. Put ’em in timeout. Punish. Shout. Open the box. Given ’em a broken crayon, prove the plan is nothing but a colorful sham. If outta their brain flows verbal crap, Make ’em sit in the dark corner…wear a fuckin’ dunce cap. Don’t ya know swearingContinue reading “Talkin’ Smack: Bad Words/Potty Mouth”

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”

Cold Words: Tortured

    I make bad choices. I never think more than once. Consequences never matter, until my regret regurgitates and splatters. I’m a tortured individual. Numb. Desperate. Cold, that’s what my reflection told. I have no one else to believe, but myself. I’m a tortured individual. No one else to blame, but myself. Someone likeContinue reading “Cold Words: Tortured”

No Money Astronomy: Book Cover Reveal

  You want to observe the night sky, but you also don’t want to sacrifice your fat piggy bank. Telescopes, eyepieces, binoculars, planetary filters, camera adapters…amateur astronomers use a variety of fancy toys to peek at the universe, however, these fancy toys cost an astronomical amount of cash. Flip through a telescope catalog and you’llContinue reading “No Money Astronomy: Book Cover Reveal”

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”