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”
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”
(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”
(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”
(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”
My eyes are open, but there is nothing to see.
(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”
I live in a fantasy. But it’s better than nothing. Some people say I’m wrong. But they’re not alone. Someone comforts them while they dream. Who holds the lonely? Conjurations. Possibilities. Illusions.
Celestial navigation can be a pain in the ass, especially if you have no money. The sky is unthinkably obese, which means our eyes have plenty of starry real-estate to explore. So much territory, in fact, our eyes don’t know where to look first! They swivel inside their comfy orbital sockets while our irisesContinue reading “No Money Astronomy: Celestial Navigation”
Did anyone see the Perseid meteor shower? You know…I had great expectations. I really did! Shooting stars fell from within my wrinkled mind. Streams of golden light dripped out of a stellar studded night sky and exploded into a kaleidoscope of burning colors. Yeah. I imagined the night sky would rain iridescent comet crumbs. **SPOILERS**Continue reading “Night of the Winking Demon”