Where are they now? ‘90s edition

The ‘90s were a pivotal period in American History, and some of the biggest movers and shakers of the era have since faded from public consciousness. Sometimes, though, ya have to wonder: Where are they now? Jeffrey Dahmer Former serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was released on good behavior in 2014, after promising the parole board he wouldn’t kill and eat anyone. His successful cooking/reality show … Continue reading Where are they now? ‘90s edition

Effugium IV: Exordium

I’m no longer calling the first three Effugium books a “trilogy.” I have altered the covers to reflect this. Exordium will be book 4 in the series. What’s it about? Well, in a nutshell, it takes place on the Galenian Colony world of Baltu, a tropical paradise inhabited by religious fanatics. The Exordium, AKA the Children of Pangu, AKA the next step in human evolution, are reviled … Continue reading Effugium IV: Exordium

Harm’s Way: Available Now

In 1978, the U.S. Federal Government facilitated the buyout of a dusty old Oklahoma town called Groundswell by Prismaro Industries. Most of Groundswell’s dwindling population readily accepted the generous offers made on their homes and moved to nearby Axton, leaving all of their sordid secrets buried in a town that time forgot. Someone’s been digging them up. Read now for only 99 cents, or for … Continue reading Harm’s Way: Available Now

Tower of Babel

Everybody’s being ridiculous. Nobody understands what anyone else is saying, about anything. On one side, you’ve got people for whom being vaccinated has become an integral part of their identity. It’s a religion to these people. When they hear of someone getting vaccinated they treat that person like they just got “saved” at church camp. It’s downright creepy. On the other side, you’ve got people … Continue reading Tower of Babel

Growing up with Christian Horror

People like horror because it speaks to something primal that still exists within them. It forces them to face things they’re hardwired to be afraid of. What do you do, then, if you’re a Christian teen growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s at the height of the “Satanic Panic,” and not allowed to watch Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and Friday the 13th? Maybe … Continue reading Growing up with Christian Horror

Exordium: Sneak Preview

From Effugium book IV: CHAPTER ONE “Saints, it is with great pleasure that we gather here today for the perfectly pious purpose of presenting yet another of our precious progeny to the Creators. It shall be a new creature, filled with the spirit of the Fathers, the Sons, the Holy Ghosts and the blessed Prophet Himself.” Father Xooka heard scattered grumbles and mumbles from the … Continue reading Exordium: Sneak Preview

A talk radio caller in 1989 discussed iPhones.

There was a talk radio show out of Reedsport, Oregon in the late 1980s called The Alan Stone Program. It was similar in tone and subject matter to Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell, so it obviously existed to capitalize on the success of said show. Except it was better. A friend of mine in high school who’d moved to Oklahoma from Oregon had … Continue reading A talk radio caller in 1989 discussed iPhones.