Aural Autumn: Smile, by Delectatio

Smile.  When I first started posting Sounds of Summer and Aural Autumn, I had so many moments where I doubted myself. 'This is dumb,' I thought, 'nobody is interested in exploring music as it relates to creative writing.' I faltered and almost gave up. It seemed next to impossible to convey how much the right … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Smile, by Delectatio

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Finish Line Report: Hotter ‘N Hell 100 Miles

Many talk about the heat and relentless winds. Most athletes train well enough for the dozens of miles of asphalt and barren country views. But few riders can ever be fully prepared for the Hotter 'N Hell hundred mile bike ride. On August 25th, 2018, I was one of thousands of cyclists taken by surprise … Continue reading Finish Line Report: Hotter ‘N Hell 100 Miles

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)

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

Every story that I write is born in darkness. Each one is cloaked beneath shadows of doubt, anonymity, and a creeping sense of distress over the importance of their thematic messages. Writing is fighting to bring my characters, plot, and drama to life, and most days it's an uphill battle with a stone or two … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge