My St. Petersburg Bibliography

Thought you'd might get a kick out of this list. The books and media I checked out from various libraries within Pinellas County since 2013, when I started research for my novel, I Blew Up Juarez. Consider this the collective conceptual framework for a collaborative, technologically-driven society: Title / Author Checked Out Returned Strange Flesh … Continue reading My St. Petersburg Bibliography

A Tale of Two Brians

Originally posted on Von Simeon:
[Writing Prompt: Revisit a famous book title, time = 30 minutes] NOTE: I actually got choked up writing this. Dayumn. The tea shop seemed the ideal place to have Brian meet me. After all, it’s where he was Skyping me from all afternoon two weeks ago. I sat, legs pressed together tightly, with…

Teachings From A Bull

Teachings From the I Ching 03.05.17 last edit 03.30.17 Chapters 4, 9, leading to 13: 4. Innocence Innocence gets through successfully. Though you do not seek the innocent yourself, the innocent seek you. The first augury informs, the second and third muddle. Muddling is not informative. It is advantageous to be correct. Enlightenment is realized … Continue reading Teachings From A Bull

On Self-Deprecation

  I am in a mood. I'm gonna compose some letters. Not going to mail them, just let the words flow cathartic. I'll print them on lovely stationary, then burn them, after I cross and cover names. Yep. I'm in that kind of mood. I'll start my drafts here for your amusement. To accompany, a … Continue reading On Self-Deprecation

So You Might Be A Star Seed

I admit, I'm being a little too research-intensive for a 4th of July weekend, but it's helping me keep focused on something positive. Ever have that? Such a constant flux of negativity that you have to FORCE something positive to engage in? Sad. Anyways, this weekend I'm going the phenomenological route by visiting the work … Continue reading So You Might Be A Star Seed

Just In Time For Halloween

Inside this anthology you'll find yours truly in both prose and poem form! The story I submitted is from the perspective of a social predator locked in a holding facility, terrifying residents and staff alike. Oh and the evil person happens to be female 😉 There's three poems dedicated to women in the throes of … Continue reading Just In Time For Halloween

The Puppy Is A Poet

My book options are either a rich girl with predictable life problems or a rumpled copy of a vampire story. Like Suzanne on Orange Is The New Black, I feel, “Vampires are derivative," so I stick with the somehow New York Times Bestseller paperback. There's literally nothing to do between med checks, so I designed … Continue reading The Puppy Is A Poet

Instead of “Why Me?” Can We Do “What If?”

My mind is so bored. I wish to be inspired. Help me! I'm having a hard time working through contemporary fiction novels as of late. Once the story gets going, I feel less involved and more talked down. Once the story reaches it's epoch, I feel a, 'yeah, so?' instead of an investment. Endings leave … Continue reading Instead of “Why Me?” Can We Do “What If?”

Time To Switch Gears

What up homie! Long time no speak. I know, I know, but the Internet works both ways! Me? Oh, been up to all kinds of things. See that picture? Those glasses are not ironic; I really can't see! But man, are they clearer than my last pair. Good timing that my Michael Kors-wrapped Coke bottles … Continue reading Time To Switch Gears