Here is a master list of all the BLM resources I have found. I will update as I find more. Change.org petition for justice for Breonna Taylor National Resource List Anti-Racism Resources for White People Donate to Black Lives Matter Black & Pink — LGBTQ organization to abolish prisons.
There was something about the night that Stuart found comforting. Especially summer nights in Lincolnville, when the darkness would wrap around him like a blanket. The earth was still warm, but the breeze was cool, and the crickets called out their songs. As he walked home, having closed the gas station where he worked some […]
Cosmic horror loves a good mystery. Many great stories from the genre rely on the reveal to generate the horror. That realization is often connected to questions around just how powerful we are in an infinite unfeeling universe. The scope of our lives feels all-encompassing to us who live them, but they are just tiny […]
How to Make Truly Alien Monsters
Build Tension Through Atmosphere & Mood Cosmic Horror offers a lot of fun opportunities to create tension through the use of atmosphere. Any genre can do this, and likely should create tension wherever the story calls for it, but cosmic horror has a unique kind of tension to build. Writing cosmic horror requires mastering this […]
Explore the essence of cosmic horror, what makes the genre so engaging and fun to read.
Dear Future Kevin, It’s been one of the wildest years of my life. One filled with contradictions, of personal successes and victories alongside an epidemic, protests, and the beginnings of what I hope is real change. I launched a podcast, started blogging regularly (more or less), wrote and posted a ton of fiction, moved, and […]
This short story was featured on my storytelling podcast, Marvelous Miscellany. Check it out in episode 5 of season 1. The ion storm was more exciting than it had looked on the sensors. The sensors showed it to be a sequence of statistics and projections. But in person, it was a brilliant display of light. […]
With the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests comes an urgent need for me to become involved in more than armchair activism. I have wanted to do so for a long time, but the question remained, how? There aren’t any major organizations here and even if there are I am not sure what my strengths are […]
Asking for what I want has become the theme this week. Asking and not hiding it and not fearing a possible rejection. Rejection is an important part of life, it’s the primary tool used in editing. When you edit a piece, you reject the unessential and focus and sometimes expand on the essential. Life, I […]