From My Mouth

On Losing a Pet

This is one of those posts that no one ever wants to write, but here I am, doing so in hopes of achieving some sort of catharsis. Let me preface what's to come by saying I have lost pets before, and no matter how many times you go through it, it's never easy. That being… Continue reading On Losing a Pet

Free Fiction

The Day I Snubbed Shoggoth

*Written originally for an anthology of Trump-related dystopian fiction I awoke with a grin. The sky was blue, birds were singing, and the air was sweet. Today was the start of something great; tonight would mark change. Shoggoth pressed an eye to my window, the dual pupils dilated. With a mouthed tentacle it knocked on… Continue reading The Day I Snubbed Shoggoth

From My Mouth · Writing

Why Genre Fiction is Important to Me

*Written March 2nd, 2018 I have absolutely nothing against general literary fiction. I have read many fantastic stories in that category (The Silver Linings Playbook, The History of Love, The Hours, just to name a few), but genre fiction is what has always resonated with me. Why? Escapism. The ability to re-imagine our world. The introduction… Continue reading Why Genre Fiction is Important to Me

From My Mouth · Writing

Writing & Validation

*Written February 22nd, 2018 The publishing industry is huge. When you factor in small presses and indie (self-) publishing it gets a whole lot bigger. For many writers, new or seasoned, this can be a bit overwhelming: with so many books out there, it's far too easy to wonder who's going to read yours; to… Continue reading Writing & Validation