Dylan Birthday Story

Tangled Up in Some Sort of Cerulean Hue She was a beauty, all auburn curls, doe eyes, and hippie garments. But I think it was chiefly the eyes, moist and beseeching, that made me forget my usual caution and help her out of that sticky situation, but—like the man said—I guess I used a little…

Walpurgisnacht

Tradition now to repost this story which appears in Unquiet Dreams. It’s been reprinted a few times. One of these days, I should do an audio version… Walpurgisnacht Walther knew. But he could not resist, what ten-year-old could? Every year was the same. Grandmother Dunkelhaus would shake her finger at him and warn, “Walpurgisnacht, the…

Writer Wednesday: Drag Noir

Tilda wants to know: are you polishing your submission for Fox Spirit Books’ Drag Noir? You’ve got a month. Remember, it’s gotta be noir, but it’s gotta have drag in some way too: That’s what we want for DRAG NOIR: this is a call for stories where glamour meets grit, where everyone’s wearing a disguise…

Keeping Abreast of the Fabulous

All right, even I am having difficulty at times keeping up with all the news, so if I repeat something here, it just means you’re paying attention, well done, here’s a cookie! Soon I have to leave the glories of Alba for the um, gories? of Albany. Alas. Which means I have to figure out…

Profiled at Eden Baylee’s Blog & News

I am profiled over at Eden Baylee’s blog today. Drop by and say hello to find out what lurks inside my mind lately. I suppose it’s the usual sort of thing, but Eden has some interesting questions that I have not had in an interview before, so maybe you will learn a few new things…

Publications: The Last Ant and High Plains Lazarus

Good news of late: two rather difficult to place items both found homes.  “The Last Ant” is a short humor piece than amused me to no end, but apparently bemused a number of editors who turned it down flat.  I am an acquired taste, as always. It will be appearing in a future issue of…

Blast from the Past: Wordgeryne

Just in time for the Halloween season, my dissertation and Cthulhu-inspired short story, “Wordgeryne” will be featured over at Unbound. The story originally appeared in Lovecraft’s Weird Mysteries back in 2002. It’s kind of a fun story (well, for horror, you know) because it combines a bunch of references that amuse me: of course, there’s…

Reprint: Palakainen

My short story “Palakainen,” from the forthcoming (very soon!) collection Unikirja, has been reprinted in the latest Mythic Passages. I LOVE the image Brenda put with it! Amazing and perfectly apt. This story is based on the murder ballad from The Kanteletar, so it’s a touch gruesome — be prepared.