Things of Beauty Burn

In writing, we discover that things of beauty burn. Tonight, I'm inspired by Hammock yet again. Their song "Things of Beauty Burn" has inspired me to reflect on what it means to write about loss. Every great story has equal parts success and defeat, bitterness and hope. For this reason, I write to embrace what … Continue reading Things of Beauty Burn

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 9: Engine Company 513 (Part 2)

Welcome! Once a week for the past three months, I've published chapters from my current and first horror WIP,┬áThe Swarm and the Flyer. Tonight, I'm bringing this series to a close. I want to refine my work and figure out better ways to open up some dialogues with other aspiring writers. Will you join me? … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 9: Engine Company 513 (Part 2)

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (Part 2)

Good horror stories have grown sparse. Why, in this day and age, have we seen fewer compelling characters and more violence in shows, movies, and books? Since when did survival and sacrifice become so mediocre (I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead)? The answer, I believe, lies in what many screenwriters and authors have neglected: … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (Part 2)