for George H.W. Bush, written December, 2018 In Memoriam, Part I Even though I know The government is ––And always has been–– Filled with criminals, Warmongers, racists, misogynists, And oligarchs… Even though I know The people are ––And always have been–– The ones I look to For … Read More » about In Memoriam: A Poem
The crime scene was clear. There were signs of struggle on the front porch. The small rug, crumpled and disheveled, rested three feet from its starting point, and feathers were everywhere. And I mean everywhere. They coated the creased rug and lay in small drifts across the porch. A sparrow carcass lay near the door, claws up in the rictus of death. It seemed like a small bird to have given up so many feathers. Internally, I had named the neighbor cat “Murder-Bot” months ago, as I repeatedly interrupted it stalking the tall dried grasses in our backyard. It always looked annoyed when I did that. But truthfully? The handsome cat, with dark, seal colored tabby stripes, always looked annoyed. It was a cat that only … Read More » about Murder in the Garden: a Faery Story
Books I Like
I’ve loved urban fantasy since Charles deLint was called urban fantasy! I guess his stories are now officially “contemporary fantasy” but, whatever. Here are two urban fantasy books I’ve read recently that I think you’ll like. Ria's Web of Lies: Ria Miller & the Monsters Book 1 by Nigel Henry “MY NIGHT STARTS out on a rooftop. Whose rooftop, I'm not exactly sure. I am sure that it's your typical New York City blacktop in the middle of your typical New York City summer. Which means it's hot as balls.” Ria Miller is a tough and funny teen. She’s on that NYC rooftop, with her parents in position down below, because they’re out hunting … Read More » about Urban Fantasy
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T. Thorn Coyle’s Witches of Portland Series Spoiler Alert: Awesome! Coyle’s ability to tell a fun and lovely tale that unexpectedly deals with challenging themes is a gem worth reading. I truly needed a feel good book about the real world and our real problems. It’s exciting for me to get to write such a truly positive review. Cannot wait for the next book! Read the rest of this great review at Patheos. … Read More » about A Great Review!