A Writer’s New Year’s #Resolutions 2021

This year, I’m issuing myself a set of challenges, and I’ll see how I did at the end of the year! Write every day. Every writer knows that he’s supposed to do this, but we find a reason not to. Maybe you’re tired from work. Maybe you got a bad review. Maybe life is just…

A Halloween ghost tale

Would you believe a ghost who warned you about your parents? Seventeen-year-old Julie Collins has the perfect life. Until she learns her father has terminal cancer and her parents want to move from Chicago to a remote Victorian home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Julie feels isolated and alone. Her new school is a…

Movies for Back to School

Ahh. Back to school. Or , is that AHHHHHHHH!! Back to School! Here’s a short list of horror movies that take place in the unhallowed halls of academe. Sit back and get ready to be terrorized by calamitous children, horrific high schoolers, and crazed coeds. Slaughter High (1986) Class reunions can be murder. Literally. Massacre…

Food Fright: Not your average fishy film and fish fry

Many people out there enjoy horror movies. Many of those same people also like food. That’s why I’m starting Food Fright. Think of it as the horror fan’s ultimate date night. I’ll pair a movie and a dinner plan, often including dessert. Heck, I might even suggest what you should drink and/or eat with the…

Help Finding (Short) Horror Online

Some days you wake up and think, “I need a good scare.” Luckily, you have countless options at your finger tips. To help you sift through some of those options, I present you my curated list of a few favorites. NOTE: As a writer, certainly I think that you should be willing to pay for…

Thoughts on the seasons

A recent snowfall got me thinking. Many people love summer. And why not? The weather is (allegedly) beautiful, the kids are off school, and cookouts are aplenty. Summer is not my favorite time of year, however. While I enjoy the sun, and I love to watch a storm roll in, summer also seems to bring…

Otherworldly Words: Sorcery

If you don’t know which witch is which, then perhaps someone is using sorcery to cloud your mind. Sorcery is a word that comes from the middle ages, a time of strong belief in black magic and witches. It derives from an earlier Latin word for “one who casts lots.” What’s of particular note is…

Otherworldly Words: Ghostly

The origin of ghost is akin to the German word Geist for spirit. Spirit is such a more hopeful word, the essence or quality of someone or something. In many ways, our ghosts are that: we believe that the essence of someone still remains. We sometimes feel that the vestige is filled with dread or…