new short story

I’ve posted a new short story, called A Visit to Langley. This one is a little long, at 8k words, but it was a blast to write. It’s HP Lovecraft meets the Twilight Zone. As always, please enjoy, and, if you get a chance, let me know what you think. It’s a little rated R […]

Writing in the age of Trump

When I started this blog, I swore to myself that I would not bring up politics, but with his recent comments about Puerto Rico, I find myself compelled. I may lose a few followers over this, but THIS IS MY OPINION ONLY: Donald Trump is an insecure, repugnant, loud-mouthed, uncultured, unintelligent, vapid, racist, sexist, homophobic, […]

short story

I added a short story called ‘Kaleb’ to my web page. If people could check it out, and let me know what they think, that would be great. It’s a (mostly) true story of a dog I knew. It’s emotionally manipulative, but, hey, what story about a dog is not emotionally manipulative? Anyway, it’s in […]

Suicide and writing

I realize this isn’t a fun thing to talk about… Just because of the brain I have, when I write, I invariably include a suicide that one of my protagonists has had to endure, usually a close family member. I find that this brings a rich vulnerability to the character, and makes them far more […]

Mental illness and writing characters

When I write my fiction, it’s easy to get inside the characters’ heads, coming from my perspective. I struggle with anxiety and depression, and this can translate quite handily when I build a character. Hey, write what you know. As a writer, I take on the form of omniscient narrator, master storyteller. That means that […]

I love David Lynch, but he’s wrong

Let me just say I’m a big fan of David Lynch. His unique creativity is a standout in pop culture, and I loved Twin Peaks, at least the first two seasons. Lynch wrote a book called Catching the Big Fish, which I reach recently, about transcendental meditation. It’s a good read, and, indeed, the therapy […]