The Submission Wait

The Guest looms over my shoulder, invisible but obtrusive. She wraps her arms around my chest, constricting my lungs from expanding. Months pass and she follows me everywhere. I can’t breathe, but I allow her to stay as I wait for her to either profess her love, or to reject the invitation into my soul.... Continue Reading →

The Horror Within

It’s Friday the 13th and fans of horror everywhere are geeking out...again. But for some of us, Friday the 13th never really ends. It’s inside of me always. Some phantom creature pumping through my bloodstream. A whisper of a thing, otherwise undetectable, except for the warning in my veins. I grew up on Friday 13th... Continue Reading →

The Haunting Murder

From the yard, Hank heard them coming, like a distant, electrical hum on the horizon. As the smoky, black mass in the sky encroached, the screeching static pierced his ears. A myriad of crows undulated above as they closed in, then roosted on the towering rock walls surrounding him. Interlaced with the voices of the... Continue Reading →

The Great American Eclipse

- A horror/sci-fi short by Red Lagoe. Invasion lurks behind solar-filtered glasses...   “If you never look up, you miss all the good stuff,” Uncle Steve says as he hands Helia a cup of coffee. “That’s what your dad used to s—” “Keep looking up,” she interjects, allowing one sleepy corner of her mouth to... Continue Reading →

Fair Haven Review Request

FINALLY! Fair Haven has been unleashed upon the world. Indie publishing is a lot of hard work and gets a bad rap because necessary steps are often skipped. I am confident to say that no steps were skipped. It was a long, grueling process with countless revisions and editing and formatting and crying and tantrum-ing.... Continue Reading →

The Astronomer’s Mistress

a short story by Red Lagoe Thomas Parks stood before his wife with a gift cradled against his chest. Wrapped in simple brown paper with keen precision to each fold, the framed photograph would shame the decades worth of presents that came before. A delicate black ribbon with silver stars, tied into a symmetrical bow,... Continue Reading →

Eyes on the Sky, Always

Astronomy has been a love of mine since childhood—long before writing.   The memory of my grandfather standing in his driveway,  with his neck crooked back and his hands in his pockets,   is clear enough that I can see the stars of the big dipper over his head.   Just as clear, is the memory of the... Continue Reading →

Developing on the Line of Scrimmage

I like to think that attitudes toward women playing in male-dominated fields have changed since 1994, but in the adult world, that doesn't seem to always be the case. Perhaps today's youth are better about these matters. I can hope. "Developing on the Line of Scrimmage" is a short story loosely based on real-life events... Continue Reading →

Fair Haven

We are T-minus a very short time before my book launch, and I think I might puke. Fair Haven will be my first novel released. I started writing this book in the spring of 2015. Writing and I were in an on-and-off again relationship for a while, so progress was slow. It wasn't until last year... Continue Reading →

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