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Why Are My Stories So Dark?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91HpJWNTYHo I've been asked this question occasionally and I thought it might be an interesting one to finally tackle. There are multiple answers, the first two being: I generally like dark fiction.One of my favorite authors and influences is Edgar Allan Poe. BUT. There's a bit more to it than that. I've gone through some… Continue reading Why Are My Stories So Dark?

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Coping: Life After My Mother Has Passed

This past Thursday (October 18, 2018) my mother passed away after a three-month battle with leukemia. When I got the call from my father I fell into a strange sort of catharsis, the kind that consists of a) sadness over the loss of my mother and b) the emotional release brought by knowing that she… Continue reading Coping: Life After My Mother Has Passed

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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

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In Memoriam: Ursula Le Guin

*Written January 25th, 2018 When news broke a couple of days ago my first reactions were shock and disbelief. Surely I had misread the title of that article. But as I lingered on it, reality set in and I was hit with an overwhelming wave of sadness and sorrow. I don't shed tears very often;… Continue reading In Memoriam: Ursula Le Guin