Free Nightmares For Everybody

Boo! If you’re expecting a treat, wait until you fall asleep—your sweet nightmares may contain a nougat center…if you’re lucky. Dark chocolate? Nope, just dark, because some ghouls people are allergic, and everybody must suffer equally. You understand. Here’s a little something for all you vampires and ghosts. Feast your eyes on my basket ofContinue reading “Free Nightmares For Everybody”

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”

Halloween Special: 2018

  Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are hunting for artificial flavors and caramel. Bowls of bite-sized chocolate confectionaries keep the undead kids happy, that way they won’t decorate the neighborhood with spoiled eggs or garlands of 2-ply toilet paper. Put on your red devil horns or toss a bedsheet over your head—the spirit of Halloween isContinue reading “Halloween Special: 2018”

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”

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”

Short Story: Be Careful What You Wish For

  Aqua green waves roll across an uninhabited sandy shore. “This is not fair. How come we didn’t die? Huh? It’s been, like, what? Five days? Our plane crashed and no one knows where the hell we are. How is that possible, Mitch?” Mitch squints his dry eyes toward the watery horizon. “Damned if IContinue reading “Short Story: Be Careful What You Wish For”