Poetry in Every Moment

Writing is as much a compulsion as a career. People who write often feel so strongly compelled that they ache or feel empty when NOT writing regularly. Writers often see the world just a bit differently, too. Where everyone else sees falling snow, poets like Mary Oliver see stars in the dark trees. She presents…

10 Songs about Murder

Tales of horror don’t always have to arrive in paperback or on celluloid.  Yarns about murder are a long part of folk music tradition. The tradition continues with these 10 songs that depict murder—while vividly setting the scene.

All Over Twist

In writing horror, is a twist ending worth it? “Soylent Green is people!” “It’s in the water!” “I can see dead people…” You could easily site many examples were a big twist at the end makes a story memorable. But, on the other hand, how many times have you groaned over the “and they were…

Food Fright: Curated Short Horror Film Festival

Many people out there enjoy horror movies. Many of those same people also like food. That’s why I’m presenting 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 an accompanying cocktail. That’s a complete theme. Curated…

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…