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The Secret Life of a Writer

The cue at the bottom of this blog page, warns me that "this section cannot remain empty", as if I would attempt to post a blog with only a title and no more substance than a patch of fog below it. I have to fight my way through the unsubstantial, but...

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Black Friday Needs Tweaked!

It's the early hours of the day after Thanksgiving. All is silent in the house. If I listen, all I hear is the click of the key strokes on my computer, and the muffled hum of the furnace as it works to ward off the cold outside the dark window. My coffee...

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Traditional Bogymen, by Francesca Quarto

Traditional Bogymen, by Francesca QuartoNo child was more afraid of the dark than I. Truth be told, I still get a shiver when the sound of a creak penetrates the gauzy fabric of my dreams, with the force of a thunderclap. It’s rather an embarrassment...

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The Rotting Man Syndrome

In this day of endless zombies cluttering our TV screens with their oozing faces and dangling body parts, it's almost a relief to watch the humorous exchange between a couple of colorful fish, searching for someone named "Dorey". I have developed a theory...

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