On Writing: Chalkboard

I didn’t know where I was going when I started writing “Chalkboard”. I wanted to write a story that was a mashup of something like Silence of the Lambs meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I have always been fascinated with these movies, as they are both about human predators. In both instances the main villain, (HannibalContinue reading “On Writing: Chalkboard”

On Writing: Adam & Steve

Adam & Steve was written at a time when I believed in using parody to reclaim power. I was honestly tired of hearing, “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” throughout much of my life, and this became a passive aggressive way of dealing with it. These days I find that inaction is preferable.

On Writing: Fear

“Fear” was my first short story to be published. I had lived alone for about a year and a half when I wrote this story. I was living in Whitby, ON, and my then partner had taken a job in California. Living alone with only dogs and cats to talk to can make anyone feelContinue reading “On Writing: Fear”

The Dark Geyser

This poem was written thanks to the inspiration brought forth by The Alcheist’s Studio‘s August Name That Vase contest. I was caught the moment I read that the theme for this month was “the myth of family’.

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