Lightfinger, Bigfoot, and Vampire I read a Facebook comment considering the fact that an adventuring party consisting of a Victorian gentleman thief, an old west gunslinger, a disgraced former samurai, and an elderly French pirate was plausible. I took this as an urban fantasy challenge and the following free story is the result. Copyright 2020 … More High Country Curse
I attended another Howl at the Moon open mic this week and shared a couple of tales. The first one was the result of a challenge to write a flash fiction piece with a train station. Here it is: Carli’s Last Gift Carli was gone. Twenty four years old, degree in hand, beautiful, and ready … More Depot Phantom
While considering the massive amount of effort that goes into creating a believable fantasy language, I had to recall where I heard the first one. I do believe the first time I was conscious of one would be the book and then the movie, “A Clockwork Orange”. “There was me, that is Alex, and my … More Fantasy Language
Contrary to popular opinion, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is not the first English language vampire story. That credit goes to Lord George Gordon Byron, in 1813. His epic poem, The Giaour, has some chilling vampiric scenes that later authors, including Dr. Polidori, have applied to the legends. Some folks credit Lord Byron’s personal physician with the … More The First Vampire
After looking at a handful of trailers, I’m looking forward to some new TV shows, later this year. Sleepy Hollow This is a new way of looking at the classic Washington Irving tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. It’s about an 18th Century soldier Crane who somehow winds up in the 21st Century … More Upcoming TeeVee Shows
Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed a lot of new fantasy authors. It occurred to me that a list of the best might be appreciated by those who are just starting to read the genre. Among the following you will find two male, three female, and one husband and wife team. I can highly … More Fifty Six Fantasy Novels
The forth book in a five book shifter series from Red Rose Publishing, Echopharte tells of the origins and evolution of the shifters. The ancients revered them. The colonists feared them. Today, no one believes in them. Shifters have lived and worked among humans since before recorded history. Echopharte tells of the first community and … More Echopharte!