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Christmas Story 2014: The Christmas Sparrow

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

On a long ago Christmas Eve a bird, late in flying south, saw an impossible thing. Flustered, he landed in a wood near a city and went to a cottage with a warm hearth and a mad old woman and a beautiful young girl.
The woman was a witch.
The girl was something else.
The bird looked through […]

Colette and the Tiger

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Coming Soon
art by Russell Dickerson


Saturday, July 5th, 2014

World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

I’m not entirely sure what I saw, so here’s the evidence (clues?) I’ve discovered on my camera, including a shot of the newly christened grandmaster of horror, Brian Keene and a Stephen King lover outside of Powell’s.

Light and Shadow over Sound

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

From the Sound Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, September 2013.


Monday, March 17th, 2014

5 Rules of Writing

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The John Urbancik 5 Rules of Writing:
1 - Write?
2 - Write.
3 - Write!
4 - Rearrange those written words.
5 - Write something new.

National Read a Fairy Tale Day

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

I didn’t even know there was such a thing. When I heard of National Read a Fairy Tale Day, I knew I had to celebrate it somehow. But I didn’t want to just read one myself; I wanted to invite the world, the whole of civilization, to read a fairy tale, or something like a […]

Counting Hawks

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

I saw seven hawks playing in my backyard today.
If counting hawks is anything like counting crows, I ought to be entitled to a secret never to be told.


Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

It’s done.
InkStains: 12 months, 1 day off per month, 353 handwritten stories. 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013
My hand hurts.

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