Thursday, November 15, 2018

Autumn morning in November

It’s getting worse. It’s gaining speed. Faster and faster. Inexplicable momentum. Time rushes by me. A moment and then another. Yesterday I was there and that, now it’s this. Here’s a fresh memory but numbered years ago.

Leaves litter the lawn. The tree is so tall, so many leaves. When did they,.. how. When did it get so big?

The days are cooling where last week it was summer, hot and sandy at a beach in Laguna. Grandma there. Aunts that no longer visit. Can’t. Dead now for years.

One holiday no longer bleeds into another. They flash like a strobe light. No time to anticipate, less to enjoy. Here and gone to the next. A gravity fed ride down down down to the end where we all go.

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New year. Another year. Turn clocks forward and back. It doesn’t help. The rush, the speed, the minutes seconds, the days moments.

I don’t want to be immortal, I just want the time to slow a little, to let me catch my breath, let me breath, smell the perfumes, linger and pause. Pause. Now is okay. Let this be a while. Now. Now is not too much, is it?

It’s gone.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

WHAT IMMORTAL HAND - video essays

Since Blogger has had a problem emailing the videos to you, splendid subscribers, I thought I might collect my video essays into a single post with links instead of embedding in the hopes the information gets out. This will also serve as a menu page for the short videos essay I made about my psychological thriller, WHAT IMMORTAL HAND.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

WHAT IMMORTAL HAND - video essay #4

To round out my video essay experiment, I talk today about the use and place of hallucinations in literature in general and WHAT IMMORTAL HAND in particular.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

WHAT IMMORTAL HAND - video essay #3

Today I discuss the opening of WHAT IMMORTAL HAND, prologue and first chapter and hook, promises, and clues, for the rest of the book.

WHAT IMMORTAL HAND is on sale all of October.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WHAT IMMORTAL HAND - video essays #2

A discussion of the second key poem in WHAT IMMORTAL HAND, Kali The Mother.

Kali The Mother

WHAT IMMORTAL HAND is on sale all of October.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

WHAT IMMORTAL HAND - video essays #1

I told you I would do it—why didn't you believe me?

Today I begin a short series of video essays about WHAT IMMORTAL HAND, my psychological thriller, my literary horror, my treatise on good and evil. Ny modern noire road trip through the myths and roads of the desert.

Video Essay Introduction

The Tyger

Thursday, October 4, 2018


One crime leads to another; one time to a time before. Michael Oswald pulls it all apart as though tugging a thread on an old sweater. A theft to a murder to crimes beyond imagining, Michael Oswald doesn’t understand what he’s investigating. But he’ll remember. It began with a missing truck.

Happy October, the month of Halloween, the last true pagan holiday.

Coincidentally, look what I got:

A new cover for my horror noir WHAT IMMORTAL HAND, and to celebrate the book is on sale this month at Amazon for a pittance: 2.99 for ebook on Amazon and 9.99 for paperback at the publisher's.

I love this book. It’s literary, mystery, horror and philosophy. It’s got legs that walk on the dark side, the far side, the inside. For the next few weeks I’m going to be talking about it, not just writing about it. I’m going to try some video, the technology thing. It’s going to be fun.

Pick up a copy and send me questions if you have any. A Q&A could be fun.