The Monster (2016)

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The Monster (2016) Bryan Bertino (writer/director) It turns out, the real “monster” is poor parenting . . . no, wait, it’s an actual monster and it’s kind of lame.  I did enjoy the relationship between the (crappy) mother and (forced-to-be-the-parent) daughter, which is something I don’t usually see and was appropriately fleshed out through some […]

Father’s Day

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After my father passed away, I was compelled to try to work through it in writing.  Most of it was venting, but a few ended up as completed pieces and were published online. One of my favorites was this following villanelle which was published by Shadow Road Quarterly which, sadly, now appears defunct.  So, here […]

“Praise be to the Master, all knowledge comes from him” – 159 words

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“And what, students, is this?” Pulling back the corpse’s parchment skin, the Master pointed to the vertebra. “The ajbu adh-dhanab,” the students whispered. “The resurrection bone.” With deft motions, the Master severed the cartilage and withered roots of nerves. He twisted the ajbu adh-dhanab from its setting and placed it like a pink almond upon […]

New Flash Fiction Pages

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I’ve updated my [Flashes of Genius] page to include more of my full-fledged flash fiction.  A lot of these new pieces are complete pieces that were originally posted on weekly blog contests like [Flash! Friday] and [Race the Date]. Check them out and consider joining in! [Flashes of Genius]:http://www.grizzlyspectacles.com/?cat=13 [Race the Date]: http://www.caramichaels.com/defiantlyliterate/ [Flash! Friday]: http://flashfriday.wordpress.com

“Creation Myth” – 300 Words

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CREATION MYTH Maybe it’s time I told you why you and your sister don’t look your mommy and I. You see, my darling, you two are from a far-off country across the ocean. Princesses? Not quite. You two are far more special. Do you know how some mommies get big before they have babies? Well, […]