Writer. Artist. I write horror primarily, but dabble in other genres here and there.
Influenced by Poe, Hawthorne, Ligotti, John Carpenter, and others.
Everyone has a story to tell.
Author of Miscellany Farrago
OF SNOW AND LATTES
"Hot chai latte." "The fuck you say?" Reed, his snow powdered face a mask of confusion, looks at Childress. "Hot chai latte," Childress repeats as if that alone will clarify his statement. "I think I might just get one of those if we get out of this completely fucked situation."
- Second Place in Misplaced Challenge
IF YOU'RE COLD, THEY'RE COLD
Mommy. It's cold. The child's voice echoes from behind the thick, wooden door, through the foyer and into the living room, permeating the sound of the crackling fire, the screaming wind encircling the house, and the rattling of the snow caked windows.
THE HAGWITCH of COTTER'S FOREST
I suppose I am writing this as a confession, though it’s the same thing I told everyone back then. No one believed me thirty years ago, so I don’t expect anyone to believe me now, but I don’t care. There’s a sense of release and relief in telling this story one final time before I do what needs to be done.
CHRISTMAS WITH JERRY
Jerry arranged the decorations just so. A cherished mix of family ornaments, knickknacks, and adornments he had collected over the years. Snow globes and tin soldiers on the mantel. Garland and a nutcracker on the end table. A motorized Santa, who had long lost his naughty or nice list, in the corner. Jerry’s eyes lit up and a childlike smile appeared on his face as he switched on the toy train and it began its cycle around the Christmas tree. Dozens of other ornaments, decorations, and trinkets looked on as Jerry all but skipped to his keyboards. He preferred an actual organ, but that was too impractical. Jerry had worked the dual keyboard setup just as well. The extra control over the sound, as well as the portability, had appealed to Jerry. Though it had meant purchasing stands, foot pedals, cables, amps, and the like, he had never regretted the decision.