As a kid, I was slapped, shoved, kicked on occasion, and called names like “retard” and “stupid little son of a bitch.” I had fingernails dug into the back of my neck until I bled by an aunt. I had a “good” friend of the family who lived with us for a time hold a knife to my throat and threaten to kill me. I … Continue reading My disease
I’ve recently been made aware that Disney is not paying Alan Dean Foster royalties for the still-in-print Star Wars novels he wrote prior to said company’s purchase of said franchise. You can read all about it right here. If you purport to be a “big fan” of Star Wars and don’t know who ADF is, stop embarrassing yourself and go familiarize yourself with his work. … Continue reading Pay up, Disney !
Some memes I’ve made since all this began: Continue reading A little pandemic humor
Originally appeared in the anthology Static Dreams vol 2, still available in paperback and ebook formats. Walmart(paperback) Nook Kindle Paperback I never asked Pa why we fed the fields. It was just what we’d always done, as far back as I could remember. “Cotton won’t grow without it,” was all he’d tell us, my sister and I, and our father wasn’t the sort of father … Continue reading That Ol’ Devil’s Work
In 1996, when the internet was young and so was I, I used to browse various websites for interviews with my favorite death metal bands. I came across a lot of talk about something called “black metal” and I had no idea what it was or what it sounded like, except by description. I read up on all the mysterious black metal-related goings on in … Continue reading In a black metal mood
We can no longer afford to make space for people who insist upon rigidly adhering to our outmoded and problematic system of mathematics. Speaking as a proud member of the dyscalculia community, the harm inflicted upon me by privileged bigots who keep insisting that 2+2=4 is…well, incalculable! I frequently need to break from Twitter for self-care because of all the anti-dysc violence on there. They … Continue reading 2+2 IS five!
Proeliator Latro is the ruler of Bellum, one of the nine Galenian colony worlds. And he’s a really, really, really bad guy. Oh, sure, he seems innocuous enough in chapter one, perhaps even a bit pompous and stuffy. That’s his diplomatic persona, though. His true colors are shown when he pops back up in chapter 15, in which he beats a slave to death out … Continue reading EXITIUM update: Proeliator Latro
This morning I finally watched a movie I’ve had in my Amazon Prime queue forever: The Cassandra Crossing. I love a good ’70s all-star disaster movie, and this was a solid entry in said genre. In a nutshell, it’s about a virus loosed on a train, and the government’s unethical attempts to contain it. Amazing cinematography, and it stars Sophia Loren, Ernest Borgnine, OJ Simpson, … Continue reading Disaster Double Feature
I wrote The Act of Laughing over ten years ago. It was the first book I ever attempted to write, and it reads like a Bentley Little or John Saul novel, basically. It’s about a modern-day Ba’al-worshipping cult that also functions as a homeowners association. It’s led by a former archaeologist named Donald Raines, who discovered this ancient, secret religion on one of his excursions … Continue reading THE ACT OF LAUGHING and GRAVE CONCERNS both free on BLACK FRIDAY
More memes from Trekker Things Follow on twitter now, too! Continue reading The Meme Adventure Continues…