Malignant Roots

After Mack Berrington's dark soul took to the soil, evil plagued the roots of the family tree. My new flash fiction piece Malignant Roots is in Crystal Lake Publishing's Shallow Waters Volume 3. The Table of Contents on this 99-cent ebook anthology is pretty amazing! Stories by Monique Snyman, Richard Thomas, Theresa Derwin, Mark Allan... Continue Reading →

Let’s Do This Thing!

I started a career mentorship the week school started and Hurricane Dorian skimmed by. It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here. Part of this month-long mentorship with Crystal Lake Publishing is taking a look at my goals and doing the work to achieve them. And boy is there a lot of work to... Continue Reading →

Four Women. Four Creepers.

#1.   28 years old, wearing ceil blue scrubs, she peruses the wine selection on her lunch break, because Wednesday evenings are Winesday evenings. A man down the aisle makes eye contact. The fairly non-descript, khaki-wearing guy stays a respectful distance away, but seems to watch her from his location. Like in a movie where... Continue Reading →

Luna’s Lure

Owl Hollow Press published the Under the Full Moon's Light anthology and guess whose story is first? As an amateur astronomer, I had to jump all over this call for submissions when I saw it on Horror Tree's website. I'm so glad I did. Check out my story, and all the other great moon-themed stories,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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