Free range free born

The good folk at the Oklahoman Pagan Quarterly were the first to send my story Born Free out into the world, selecting it as the winner in their Spooky Samhain contest last year. Now the kind burghers of Tales to Terrify will be producing an audio version, to be broadcast next year. A couple of […]

The Bride of the Blob

My third alternative universe Apollo story is now running free in the wilds of sf magazine land – “The Bride of the Blob” appears in the latest issue of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. I’ve been aiming at that market for some time, very happy to have landed there. The story doesn’t have Sonny and Cher, but […]

THE COLLECTED POEMS (V –AUSTRALIAN BATS)

Numb-bats Body artfully draped Wrist carefully exposed Window opened just a little A late night pose . Trap wary though jaded Set the scene Lure them in . Room ransacked Car carjacked Best of all that morning Feelings stolen away . Cheap furry buddhas Bodhi-bat-vas Take away nirvahna Delivered every night . Take it all […]

THE COLLECTED POEMS (IV –70s RADIO)

I. Billy Be a hero The rest of us will creep out the back Our wives were happy Our kids were happy They didn’t care about Billy After all, their Dads came back. II. The night Chicago died There was nothing good on TV I went to bed early and missed it all. Dammit! III. […]

Fortkovsky

Later … Lee would explore the literary tradition where ‘monster’ was a metaphor: the monstrosity inside us all along … that wasn’t the kind of monster she and Mal had encountered. They met the other kind, with terrible claws and savage teeth. And how many other cryptid-hunters had experienced that moment … realizing that the […]

The Collected Poems (I – scars)

INTERNATIONAL BURNS DAY  I thought that it must have been International Burns Day with the victims on parade, their different scars on display. Marks I had not seen before. Hair up, showing pigmentless flesh below the ear. Flashmark along the arm. Puckered skin running down the rear of a shoulder. Are these the marks that […]