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“Wolves at War” on PoetryNook

Nearly a month ago I thought I was getting back to “normal-ish.” How Pollyanna of me. I give up on the concept of things returning to anything I recognize. The best I can hope for is to move forward. Or … Continue reading

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“Candle in the Abyss” on PoetryNook

All I seem to write lately is poetry. It allows my mind to wander through my feelings. By constricting my emotions into a literary form, it encourages me to look at them. That’s the only way I can identify them … Continue reading

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Publisher’s Roundtable

At a time when speculative fiction and fact seemed to have collided, three small magazine publishers have gotten together to discuss their viewpoints on the genre and the future of publishing. Join Scot Noel of DreamForge Magazine, John Linden Grant … Continue reading

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Poetry Month with Jezzy Wolfe

April is National Poetry Month and back in March I had big plans to celebrate. Then it unofficially became International Pandemic Month… and I don’t need to elaborate. We’re all in that together. Fortunately, I’ll be able to celebrate Poetry … Continue reading

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“Safe Introversion” on PoetryNook

When she coughed on me I remained calm and measured. I said my goodbye through tightly pressed lips. The mask could cover my frown but not the horror. I could feel her breath damp and possibly germy attach to my … Continue reading

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Confessions of Failure

Lately, I’ve been utterly failing. I got sick the week before last-ish. Without looking at my calendar I can’t give an exact time frame because time has blurred. The actual being laid up in bed part wasn’t too terrible. I … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Bram Stoker Awards® Winners and Finalists

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® winners after a ceremony held via Live Stream. “This year’s winners reflect a great showing of impressive … Continue reading

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Hope from Jericho

A few years ago my friend Soraya sent me a Rose of Jericho plant. Normally it looks like a tiny grey tumbleweed, but with a little water it springs back to life in an hour and becomes a green fern. … Continue reading

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“Song of Lazarus” on PoetryNook

I slept for a week while the world around me died. Inside, so did I. Self-righteous lips pray for those trapped on sinking ships— no absolution. Regardless of cost good advice springs up like weeds. No truth is required. Souls … Continue reading

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On Death, Illness and Roots

What a strange week it’s been. I came down sick days ago and I feel like I’ve been in an alternate reality. I had many conversations that feel like dreams. I read far too much social media and news and … Continue reading

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