Time for some al dente creepypasta! Here’s a short film based on a fairly well-known creepypasta called The Smiling Man. It’s hard to capture that fear that comes from your own imagination, but the film does a goos job of directly translating the story. What do you think?
October 1st First up, remember how I said my wife and I used to celebrate our “dating anniversary” on October 31st? How it coincided with a Misfits Halloween show? Well, here’s something else we also bonded over: Danzig’s “Mother ’93” video. Here’s a fun game to play: Get drunk with a couple of friends and […]
It’s October! Which is my favorite month of the year, for many reasons. In no particular order, they are: 1) My wife and I celebrate our “dating anniversary” on October 31st (coinciding with a Misfits concert and lots of fake blood and fishnets . . . god, was that . . . 12 years ago? […]
I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ve been given a great opportunity to be a slush reader/proofreader at an independent horror publisher that I’m quite fond of! I don’t know the etiquette of saying whom you read for, so I won’t for now. But suffice to say that I’m quite a fan of their current […]
I have a poem up on the “Parody” website. It’s a lighter verse, but it rhymes, so it’s got that going for it. Check out “Lines on Used Book” at Parody magazine.
I just recently sold my first paying bit of fiction! It’s a flash-fiction horror piece (approx 500 words) and I sold it to Rampant Loon, the fine people behind the Stupefying Stories collection. I was asked to make some edits to the characters’ names, but that’s a topic for another time ( I.e, when I […]
I have an (old) poem up at The Rusty Nail! It was accepted way back in, like, November, but I’m very pleased that it’s finally seeing the light of day. Or night. Well, just read it and see. It’s very much of a piece with my other poem, The Life-Sized, Horizontal. (There should be a […]
I don’t quite understand where stories come from. Here is where one might start. When I woke up this morning, i was still in part of a dream. And in that dream there was a woman leading a girl through this old turn of the century house (like, a brownstone-type house). And the floors were […]
One of the things I’ve noticed in reading a lot of contemporary dark fiction is something that my wife and I have termed “the Bagoo problem.” This is the problem where an author decides to use an esoteric demon/ghost/monster/Bagoo as his or her Big Bad, and then introduces said creature via clumsy exposition. Is that […]
I was reading a thread on Litreactor in which the original poster asked for the scariest stories that we (the reading public) have ever read. Ever’s an awfully vague term, but I was more than happy to chime in with a few recommendations that long-time readers of this blog wouldn’t be surprised to hear. (Those being […]