Monthly Archives: October 2017

Samhain Again

Happy Halloween! I feel a little remiss this year. With all the business of moving and work, I really haven’t done much to celebrate my favorite time of the year. One of the reasons I love Halloween so much is … Continue reading

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Submission Opportunities

Meat for Tea—Writing submissions should be works of prose no longer than 8,000 words in length. The theme for the nest issue is “Kid.” Themes are not to be approached literally. All writing should be sent as an editable attachment, … Continue reading

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Poetry Lives

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Review: Occult Detective Quarterly #2

As Occult Detective Quarterly gets ready to release issue #3, it’s high time I did a review. I just bought ODQ #1 and #2 in print from Amazon and expect them to arrive as a Halloween treat, so I’ll be … Continue reading

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From Soraya: Interview with Ramsey Campbell

Today I have another interview today from my friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez, from Spain. Soraya speaks Spanish, and I only speak English, so our friendship has leaned heavily on technology and Google Translate. Soraya has so many, incredible interviews, I’ve … Continue reading

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Review: Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest

I recently finished Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest by Bruce Boston and Robert Frazier and loved it. The writing is lush and intelligent. There is much of the classic craft in these lines and I can imagine them draining … Continue reading

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“Lullacry” Reading on SFPA

There is a recorded reading of my poem, “Lullacry,” on the Science Fiction and Poetry Association’s website as part of their Halloween Poetry Readings. I never like how my voice sounds recorded, but for this poem maybe the child like … Continue reading

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New Haiku Doodles

Since I learned so many new ideas about the many facets of haiku, I’ve been exploring the ideas and scribbling down different patterns. I don’t have anything worth writing home about yet, but here are the directions my thoughts are … Continue reading

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2017 N3F Short Story Contest and Submissions

The National Fantasy Fan Federation is having a short story contest that ends Dec. 31, 2017. Stories entered in the contest must be original, unpublished, not longer than 8,500 words in length—and must be related to the science fiction, fantasy, or similar … Continue reading

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The Roasterie: Local Coffeetopia

I just discovered another reason to love Kansas City—The Roasterie. Air roasted coffee heaven done fresh right here. We can take a factory tour and I’m told that the smell of roasting coffee wafts through the city in the winter. … Continue reading

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