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
Jarrod wasn’t going to make it. His breath was a phlegmy rattle in his chest, his bones screamed, his pack was too heavy to bear, and it was pouring rain. At least the needle-like stinging sleet had abated. Stopping beneath a sidewalk elm, he reached out a hand, seeking communion with another being bounded in by concrete, cars, and steel. The branches were bare, and the tree was half asleep. The change was coming fast and, comforting as the tree was, he was still far too exposed. Pushing off from the tree, Jarrod tried to gain enough momentum to make it to the tattered blue awning ten steps ahead. Maybe that would hide him well enough. The tip of his right boot caught on the concrete cut out around the tree. He sprawled to the sidewalk, … Read More » about A Gift for Solstice: A Faery Shifters 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!