La Gargouille

It was Halloween. Almost a year had passed. Hard to believe. As soon as the foot traffic cleared, Daren pointed the umbrella toward the road and pulled its runner down to close it, but hadn’t Continue reading La Gargouille

Man oh Man: the Impact of Ari Aster’s Midsommar

I feel comfortable saying this: I get what Ari Aster has done and what he was trying to do with Hereditary and especially his new horror film Midsommar. It amazes me that there are people Continue reading Man oh Man: the Impact of Ari Aster’s Midsommar

The Perfect Day for Doom

A rowboat’s creak. The splash of oars. My eyes open and flutter in the glare off shallow-trough waves. The water is funneled through this local inlet, pooling under the Old Bridge, as they say. It’s Continue reading The Perfect Day for Doom

The Secha

The Secha A sci-fi short story with a touch of horror. Available for Kindle, “The Secha” portrays a pivotal moment in the life of a captive on an alien world dominated by insects. Loyal to Continue reading The Secha

Agency and Communion as Revealed in The Witch

(Spoiler alert — this post mentions details from the 2015 horror movie The Witch by debut director Robert Eggars.) Almost twenty years ago, my aunt Daisy — an artist who sculpts with clay and other Continue reading Agency and Communion as Revealed in The Witch

The Parable of the Kitty

“Where have you gone off to?” said the father, a widower, as he opened Lilly’s door. There on the bed sat Lilly, sucking on her thumb, her pink taffeta dress spread like an Elizabethan ruff. Continue reading The Parable of the Kitty