Siriasis, Poem 010-2023-0603

Below is a poem I wrote long ago when a days-long hot summer sun baked more than the land around us. * * * You are full brazen, Your swollen tan lies crisp on sunbaked sand. You call attention to a distraction and her snug rounded smooth firm thighs But you take her breasts in … Continue reading Siriasis, Poem 010-2023-0603

Vree’s Beginnings Again, Chapter 3

Today, I’m presenting another edited repost from my old blog Vree Erickson. (Vree is a character that appears in many of my stories.) * * * In the last post about Vree Erickson, I introduced the character, Nick Corwin. He was the result of a high school creative writing assignment that developed into a short … Continue reading Vree’s Beginnings Again, Chapter 3

Vree’s Beginnings Again, Chapter 2

This is another edited repost from my old blog Vree Erickson, in which I wrote more about Vree’s backstory. (Vree is a character that appears in many of my stories.) * * * I mentioned last week that Vree’s last name was Erikson in the very early publications of my stories. The spelling changed to … Continue reading Vree’s Beginnings Again, Chapter 2

Vree’s Beginnings Again, Chapter 1

This is an edited repost from my old blog Vree Erickson, in which I discussed some of Vree’s backstory. (Vree is a character that appears in many of my stories.) In the beginning, Vree lived on Myers Ridge in Ravenwood, Pennsylvania. I created Ravenwood when I was 13 and thought it was a cool spooky … Continue reading Vree’s Beginnings Again, Chapter 1

Re-Introducing Vree

A year ago this month, I began a blog called Vree Erickson. It was about a recurring main character from my years as an author of Fantasy/Sci-Fi stories. That blog preceded this one by three months. It was short-lived in favor of blogging about more than Vree and my writing endeavors. In the first post … Continue reading Re-Introducing Vree

An Easter Passing, Poem 009-2023-0409

The light of a hot Sunday sun reflected off brick buildings and mirrored from a parkway where a hospital sits deep brown and yellow in its last degree fading like the old woman inside dying with a smile on her face happy to be leaving. But I with a burlesque smile am sad to watch … Continue reading An Easter Passing, Poem 009-2023-0409

Melted Ice, Poem 008-2023-0407

Night in the city has a strange sound The way roof ice speaks before it melts, Pools down, Rushes gutters, Raises the river’s rage below me. Melted ice flows over my boot tops, Down interwoven streets with city signs that claim they take us to Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere that is nowhere If you choose to … Continue reading Melted Ice, Poem 008-2023-0407

Fantasy Short Story 008-2023-0329

Those of you who know my books and have followed my previous blog know that my “Ghost Dogs” short story, which I featured last week at Fantasy Short Story 007-2023-0320, became the basis for my “Night of the Hell Hounds” story. Recently, I found an older version of “Night of the Hell Hounds” that features … Continue reading Fantasy Short Story 008-2023-0329

Fantasy Short Story 007-2023-0320

Many years ago I wrote a story for a high school English class. My teacher helped me to understand story structure the best she could, but it was enough to create an aha moment that aroused my interest in writing more stories. The more stories I wrote, the more my interest in the craft grew. … Continue reading Fantasy Short Story 007-2023-0320

My Birthday

It’s my birthday today. I spent most of the day relaxing, then opened some gifts. Cake and ice cream are on the dinner’s dessert menu. I unearthed some old birthday posts from my past blogs no longer on the Internet, and decided to share a couple here. From February 10, 2019: “Birthdays and Life” Today’s … Continue reading My Birthday