III

“Crossroads” (1999), by István Orosz, is a limited-edition print pulled from a metal engraving. It is the craziest of things, not knowing how to precede when standing at a crossroads.  When there is a choice to be made, a decision to be reached, a path to be chosen, do we turn right, veer to the…

Two

When is something not some ‘thing’, but ‘something else’ entirely…?[1]                                                                                                      Anonymous Can a doorway truly be housed; a threshold entirely contained within four walls or nestled securely beneath a peaked roof? Can location be defined by property lines and degrees of longitude and latitude; can it even rest within the four cardinal points of…

revelare

Sketchbook drawing titled, Of a Diner… 1962, location unknown. Illuminator- one who illuminates through words, revealer of truth, wordcraeft.  To create images, craft sentences, forge. I guess you could say illuminators have ink for blood. Prick us, do we not erudite[1]? What began as a series of notes, a collection of sheaves, a treasure chest…

New Weird- Wiki defined!

New Weird- Various definitions have been given of the genre. According to Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer, in their introduction to the anthology The New Weird, the genre is “a type of urban, secondary-world fiction that subverts the romanticized ideas about place found in traditional fantasy, largely by choosing realistic, complex real-world models as the…

Proud Papa Friday

I shared this on Facebook, wanted to do the same here… It’s Friday, which means I need to put something out there- to peddle my wares and such, and my wares be writing… before I do that however, I feel compelled to speak in part, as to why I write to begin with. At the…

Kaelynn’s Tale

As many of you know, my first published work in the Valerian Series is aptly named, A Gathering of Darkness. So if you’re curious to try my writing out, I would start there. ‘Tis thought the king is dead; we will not stay. The bay-trees in our country are all wither’d And meteors fright the…

Central Park- A tour and more!

I have always been amazed of New York’s Central Park- so much so that it became a prominent stage in my first novel of Valerian- A Gathering Darkness.  It wasn’t until ten or so years later that I actually got to visit New York and see all the places I’ve written about- and yet, I…

A moment from ‘A Gathering Darkness…’

For your wonderment and pleasure… a small sampling from ‘A Gathering Darkness’, Book One of the Valerian Saga.  Enjoy! Bethesda Fountain and its plaza was strangely empty.  (Not entirely though, but I’ll get back to that.) All around were the windblown remnants of Fall; leaves of gold, red and brown.  Discarded plastic bags, tatters of…

Wanted: One pair of Ruby Red Slippers…

Sometimes, despite all our good intentions, despite trying to do everything right, in the end, all we want to do is go home!  The thing is, sometimes home gets taken away! Frightful signs in the heavens and on earth… In the night sky a strange new comet burns, while in the midst of Vatican City…

There’s no place like home…

I think the enemy is here before us, too. But I think we know the forms and faces of the enemy, and in the knowledge that we know him, and shall meet him, and eventually must conquer him is also our living hope. I think the enemy is here before us with a thousand faces,…

It begins here..

Frightful signs in the heavens and on earth… In the night sky a strange new comet burns, while in the midst of Vatican City an ancient Bay tree, having blossomed faithfully for the last five hundred years, begins to lose its silvered leaves.  Meanwhile, in the Big Apple, frightful whispers in the streets, a murder…