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The Thing

The Thing

The good folks at Weird Fiction Review have been publishing my movie reviews for the last two months. They asked me to write about “The Thing” and I did. Check it out, as well as the tons of other weird goodies on the website!

 

 

 

 

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And Nut, Over the Plains of Geb…

I’ve never really shared any of my poetry with anyone but a select one or two. Here is one I wrote awhile back:   Across the heat of his desert, she stretches, this parched land yearning for her celestial embrace, tantalized by the pillars of heaven: her arms, strong enough to bear the sky, her […]

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Bloodmagic, Betrayal, & Broken Gods

Check out Zurigan’s Child, by J. Starr Welty. A strong, unconventional and very dark fantasy novel incorporating Machiavellian intrigue, quasi-Gnostic mythology, sadomasochistic magic, and mental trauma, written in intense, stylish prose. Available on Amazon, for Kindle: $3.99. Give it a try!  

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Sympathy for the Devils

“Faust: When you are labeled Lord of Flies, corrupters, liars, All right—who are you then? Mephistopheles: Part of that force which would do ever evil, and does ever good.” Goethe – Faust I wonder if maybe that slimy piece of dreck, Fred Phelps, may be doing some unintentional good. After all, he and his cult […]

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My First Sale

Read my novella at the Weird Tales website: http://weirdtalesmagazine.com/2009/01/09/renovations/ (this link is now broken: check out the PDF linked under “Renovations: The First Story”) It was published in the Jan/Feb issue of 2008. Big thank you’s to Ann VanderMeer for taking a chance on an unpublished author, and to her husband, author Jeff VanderMeer as […]

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Playing Dead: The Tomb-Trick and Its Various Effects

One of the essays I wrote for my Shakespeare class made it into the University of New Mexico’s “Best Student Essays” online magazine. Special thanks to Professor Renee Faubion for her encouragement as well as her recommendation to the editorial board. http://www.beststudentessays.org/index.php/article/2011/05/playing_dead_the_tombtrick_and_its_various_effects

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The Vertiginous Sublime: Hitchcock’s Vertigo & Proust’s Search

(An essay I wrote for Professor James Stone’s Hitchcock class at UNM): Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is a haunting examination of the effects of erotic idealization and the struggle to recreate lost splendor. The film follows “Scottie” Ferguson’s initiation into obsession, the loss of his object of desire and, finally, his doomed quest to recapture/recreate his […]