Tag Archive | death

Supernatural Swine and George, the Haunted Grasshopper

My father and I both had an interest in—some might even call it an obsession with—death and the great mystery of what comes next. We spent many an hour theorizing and speculating about the possibilities, and we promised each other that whoever went first would send some sign from “behind the veil,” just to give […]

Released

Released The sixth short story in my  new collection The Knife and the Wound It Deals is an exploration of the limits of both body and mind when taken to extremes more dark and desperate than most of us could ever imagine. It was one of the collection’s most challenging stories to write and, I suspect, […]

Animal Undertaking

Animal Undertaking From the first mysterious beginnings of life on our planet to the timeless repetitions of death and rebirth, the natural cycles of decay have been an integral part of our continued existence. And yet as time progressed and modern civilizations emerged, our enduring fears and misgivings about death compelled us to seek increasingly […]

The Knife and the Wound It Deals

The Knife and the Wound It Deals   I am the knife and the wound it deals…      I’m excited to announce the write-up and Table of Contents for my short story collection The Knife and the Wound It Deals–Thirteen tales of gothic terror, chilling suspense, and uncanny occurrences, The Knife and the Wound It […]

Death’s Brother Oblivion and Sister Abyss

Death’s Brother Oblivion and Sister Abyss             In a discussion about my novel Verland: The Transformation with scholar/writer/etc. Thierry Jandrock, he made the kind of observation that takes one’s breath away with the gut-punch of truth: “Some say vampires have welcomed death and made it their friend. That is a mistake, for vampires are […]

In the Jaws of the Crocodile; or, the Terror of Hope

In the Jaws of the Crocodile; or, the Terror of Hope            Whenever I think about death and fear, I think about nature documentaries–not the fuzzy happy-ending, family-friendly kind, but those brutally unflinching narratives of survival in which the only outcome is eat or be eaten. And whenever I think about nature documentaries, I think […]