Category: Blog

VOICES FROM THE DEAD ON YOUR CELL PHONE

When people die, it is tragic.  Sometimes there are events that happen after a loved one dies that almost seem as hard as the original pain of loss.   My newest short story features that kind of event–the ripping away of the scab that has barely begun to heal.  It is available right now for only 99 cents at Amazon and comes in at about 4000 words.  Click the icon below to purchase (I would love you forever if you did!) it for your Kindle reader at Amazon. … Register or log in to access full content

FLASH FICTION–A CHRISTMAS MASH UP

This is something I wrote up this morning and posted on my personal blog page.  I’ve been bashing on Hallmark Christmas movies the last couple of days (click here and here) and that kind of got my juices flowing on a Christmas mashup.  I hope you enjoy it.

 

THE SANTA STORM OF 2013

In 1963 Santa Claus snubbed Jack Frost and Frosty the Snowman over royalties from the production of made-for-television Christmas specials. … Register or log in to access full content

A REVIEW OF DEREK ELKINS’ AN INTRODUCTION TO SHADOW

Derek Elkins has thrilled us all again with another outstanding novel.  An Introduction to Shadow is an exciting, action packed story that keeps the reader engaged and longing for more.  Clearly he is setting this up as a series, and I can’t wait for the next installment.  Let’s take a moment and break down the book for readers.  Don’t worry, I’ve not put any spoilers in here so your future enjoyment is safe.… Register or log in to access full content

A WRITER’S REVIEW OF THOR THE BORE

Crumb!  I realized it has been a very long time since I have blogged over here at Bard and Book, so I am re-posting a blog about the movie Thor I wrote last week at my home blog over at wordpress.  Next week (definitely before Thanksgiving) I will try to get a review posted of Derek Elkin’s An Introduction to Shadow, which I am about half-way through and enjoying so far. … Register or log in to access full content

A HALLOWEEN STORY: WITH PIRATES!

Writing my new short story, Jolly Rogers:  A Story About Boyhood was a very enjoyable experience.  I began writing this story as a simple Halloween tale.  At one point I seriously considered turning the story dark, where an old man captures three hoodlum boys vandalizing his home on Halloween and then tortures them in retribution.  I decided against that, but so did the story.  The story chose to go a different, sweeter direction.… Register or log in to access full content

Writing “Deep Cove”

“Deep Cove” is the name of one of the streets near our Lake house in Central Texas.  The name stuck with me as I began to write an homage to the  monster movies from my childhood.  I remember watching The Creature from the Black Lagoon on Saturday afternoons.  Even though it was campy and in black and white, there was something about it which pulled me in.  A couple of years ago my family and I vacationed at Universal Studios and they even had a stage show version of it and I looked forward to see it. … Register or log in to access full content