Short Story Celebrating the In-Between

Won’t you sit down and stay a minute? Grab a mug of something warm, relax for a few–and thanks for reading! Into the Out There D. Lara Smith “Vines, vines, vines… the planet is being eaten up by them.” Derek Ross kicked at the leafy undergrowth while roughly thwacking away at tendrils that grasped at his… Continue reading Short Story Celebrating the In-Between

Beautiful, Haunting, and Mysterious

Dad lives across the street from a graveyard. A pragmatic man who sees the world through a thick lens of logic, he says it’s the best neighbor you could ever have. Even so, he has had some paranormal experiences that he has made some semblance of peace with by not giving those experiences any more… Continue reading Beautiful, Haunting, and Mysterious

Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

In the woods, hiking alone, I often suffer from attacks of scopaesthesia. Also known as the “psychic staring effect,” scopaesthesia is the twenty-five-cent word for the sensation that comes over you of being watched but not something your vision has picked up. For example, having the prickly feeling of someone’s eyes on you, causing you… Continue reading Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

What Seeds May Lie in Dreams: An Interview

In this interview, I talked with Sandra R. Campbell, author of The Butterfly Harvest and Dark Migration, about her just-released novel, The Dead Days Journal. Prepare to enter a radically-upended world… (Excerpt included at the end) How would you describe The Dead Days Journal?  The Dead Days is tragic tale of fear, family and love: a… Continue reading What Seeds May Lie in Dreams: An Interview

Failure of Imagination

  As part of my research for a book I’m writing, I am reading “The Great Deluge,” by Douglas Brinkley. I’ve actually been reading this book for some time, taking it in small bites for a multitude of reasons. One of those reasons is that it will serve as material for just a section of… Continue reading Failure of Imagination