The first punch had surprised Stanley. He wasn’t aware he was even pummelling his best friend because he was distracted by the white noise in his head. Every time his fist connected, it eased the static in his ears. It faded then increased in volume, repeatedly. Every punch gave way to the most glorious of … Continue reading THE FERAL EFFECT (excerpt)
Before I get all of this crap out of my groggy head, I want to say a good morning to everyone. I honestly do hope all is well and wish everyone the best. I also want to preface this small bit of writing by saying that the following is not a "hot take" (as the … Continue reading Good Morning, Dark Thoughts
Let me look into those wild and wondering eyes.... God damn- I've missed that stare of yours. Shhhhh.... Now, now. Don't scream. It really does no good, anyway. I know it's been a while, but surely you haven't forgotten good ole DreamsDarkly, have you? Yeah. Maybe you have. It has been a number of months … Continue reading Back From the Dead (Quarantine Blues and Book Bliss)
"And you couldn't explain that to your mother and father, who were creatures of the light. No more than you could explain to them how, at the age of three, the spare blanket at the foot of the crib turned into a collection of snakes that lay staring at you with flat and lidless eyes. No … Continue reading Found my old copy of ‘Salem’s Lot….
... Bradbury still breathes- in every word, on every page- ALWAYS. "Every man, they said, must face reality. Must face the Here and Now! Everything that was not so must go. All the beautiful literary lies and flights of fancy must be shot in mid-air! So they lined them up against a library wall … Continue reading Legends Never Die….
It wasn’t the sight of the alien spacecrafts filling the warm August skies above us that signified the approaching end of life as we knew it. It wasn’t the droning electric whir of the lasers scorching the cities below, toppling buildings and reducing the flesh of the innocent onlookers to ash within seconds. It … Continue reading WHILE THE PLANET SCREAMS (excerpt)
Another wonderful post from Tim. Many thanks! https://writinginthedarktw.blogspot.com/2019/05/riding-out-storms.html?fbclid=IwAR2pubOSK44KoJGhqwtpd95jgroEoyOesVzVj7_CHvOnGEqaSNKYczUFpIc For more, subscribe to his blog/mailing list. Always insightful and his books are entertaining, as well. You can also check out my review of Tim's Killer Shark Flesh-eater Fest, "BLOOD ISLAND", here: http://kendallreviews.com/blood-island-tim-waggoner-kendall-review/
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CHAPTER 7 Stanley almost got caught in a lie. After breakfast, he followed his wife into the kitchen. She placed the plates into the sink, turning on the hot water. He kissed her forehead and flashed his most innocent smile. "You meeting up with the boys?" she asked. "Yeah," he said. "A few of us … Continue reading THE FERAL EFFECT (excerpt, novel WIP)