James Ian Benson
I am an aspiring author who has a fancy for fantasy, sci-fi, horror, apocalyptic, dystopian, and alternative history.
My influences include JRR Tolkien, HP Lovecraft, and George Orwell.
Sleepless in Portland
My descent into Hell began a couple of weeks ago. It was the spring of 1994 in good old Portland, Oregon. A city I have called home for much of my life. A sleepy and quaint city compared to greater behemoths like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, or Tokyo.
The Abomination on the Beach
A weekend at the beach sounded like every teenage boy's getaway, but none of us had a clue of what lay in store. Beaches were meant for having fun, not stumbling upon abominations from Hell.
Halloween Playlist: Vocal Edition
Since 2014, I've been compiling a list of Halloween-appropriate music that piques my interest. Ever since stumbling across Halloween music on Music Choice's Sounds of the Season, I've had a massive fancy for such music.
The Art of Pumpkin Carving
Inner peace is our sense of contentment with what we do in our lives. Our journey of finding inner peace can see in activities such as meditation or cultivating a garden. I find my inner peace through pumpkin carving every October.
"Your brats violated my pear tree, and I don't want to have to come here again!" These were the annoyed words of Julie Ferguson, eighty-one years old.
Ash and Ice
I watched as the icy wind blew a fresh dusting of ash upon the frozen pond. It was a deathly gray pond that was settled within Westmoreland Park.
Alex Taylor couldn't believe his eyes at what he was seeing! What he saw from his bedroom window was a mysterious green light, a strange radiance. The light cloaked the gentle tides in an eerie ambiance, leaving Alex wondering if he was going mad.
"I'm gonna get that son of a bitch tonight, even if it kills me!" Those were the determined words of Farmer Algernon Graywood as he loaded his shotgun at dusk.