The Saint

You, like all holy things, crave profanation: I once blessed the air you breathed, And so you turned your face and hid your light That in the bitter darkness, I might grieve. And so my hope turned to a curse A curse that I nourished and sent forth. You felt its hooked beak against your… Continue reading The Saint

Death Rehearsal, Part the Fifth

The next day, I was awakened by the touch of a hand upon my forehead. “No fever.” Casimir made a note in a little book that he held. When he saw that I had awakened, he smiled. His gaze was all kindness. I saw not a trace of the cold, unfeeling cruelty that I had… Continue reading Death Rehearsal, Part the Fifth

Death Rehearsal, Part the Fourth

When I awoke, I found myself lying in a different bed from my own. My head throbbed unbearably and my tongue was painfully parched. I attempted to rise, but found that leather straps held me securely bound. I could not so much as lift my hand for a glass of water. “Awake at last.” Casimir… Continue reading Death Rehearsal, Part the Fourth

Death Rehearsal, Part the Third

As much as I still felt a measure of uncertainty in respect to my old friend, I must confess that it felt good to tell him my nightmares. Casimir had always been a gifted listener; his attentive silences, free of either judgment or curiosity, seemed to invite confession. As he leaned against the stone wall… Continue reading Death Rehearsal, Part the Third

Death Rehearsal, Part the Second

Flanked by his two, burly attendants, the two of us stepped out of the manor. The evening had deepened into a blue-grey twilight; a slight mist had risen from the nearby lake, shadowing the lower trunks of the forest that bordered the grounds. “Can you show me the place where you were found after your… Continue reading Death Rehearsal, Part the Second

Death Rehearsal, Part the First

I have always suffered most wretchedly from nightmares. Ever since childhood, these nightmares have had the effect of depriving me of sleep and of haunting my waking hours as I have dreaded the coming fall of night and its attendant terrors. But it was in my twenty-fourth year, in the autumn of 1812, that my nightmares threatened to deprive me of my reason as well as my peace.

Thoughts on William Godwin’s Political Justice / Preface

Before I begin my study in earnest, I would like to delineate the reasons for my choosing to write a detailed investigation and commentary of the major themes in William Godwin’s Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. One of the foremost was popular demand – a few weeks ago, I held a poll asking my Friend-Readers what… Continue reading Thoughts on William Godwin’s Political Justice / Preface

Check out my interview on the Emit Blackwell show!

Dear Readers and Fellow Writers, If you're curious about my horror fiction and screenwriting, do check out this awesome conversation that I had with the fantastic Emit Blackwell in which we discuss Gothic horror, time-traveling, & the art of screenwriting! You can also follow him on Twitter: @EmitBlackwell Stay scared! 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v34hHtMgSEI  

The Sin-Eater or Do You Feel Like I Feel?

Merrick and Rosette were already waiting for me, seated at a table for three beneath a halo-like fluorescent light. Rosette was still wearing the white jumpsuit that hospital staff were required to wear, the medal representing a dove and a cross fashioned of pearl and branded with the insignia of District 24 of New Londinium… Continue reading The Sin-Eater or Do You Feel Like I Feel?