New Poem Up at The Helix!

Hello, all!

Yes, it’s been a hot minute since I last posted, but I figured starting the new year off with a new poem was worth waiting for.

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Fiction: “The Cemetery’s Daughter”

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I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t feeling Halloween this year. Perhaps it’s because it’s still hot and sunny where I live. Perhaps it’s because I didn’t work at a Halloween store this year. Whatever the reason, I couldn’t quite get in the Halloween mood, which is why I wrote last week’s piece – a mashup of all the things I’ve learned on Halloweens past.

After much struggle, I finally finished that short fiction piece I’ve been promising for weeks now. My main inspirations for this story were my poem Coffin Birth, a long-ago visit to a cemetery in Salem, Oregon back in my college days; and B. Catling’s The Vorrh trilogy.

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15 Things I’ve Taken Away From Halloween

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Well, once again, my short fiction piece is a stubborn one that refuses to wrap up nicely, so it’s still not ready. Maybe next week. Maybe.

Instead, I’ve decided to muse about Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain, whatever you prefer to call it. I’ve experienced quite a few Halloweens, and amazingly enough, have survived some of them intact.

Here are 15 things I’ve realized and learned from this spooky day, in no particular order. There will be some lyricism, be warned!

 

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