Over at Thomas
Pluck’s blog, I belly up to the bar to talk about bullying, forgotten writers, American
myth, and a host of upcoming projects. If you can spare a moment during the
holidays, you should head over there and give it a read.
I used to like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit . The writing was decent, if sometimes a little ridiculous and plot-twisting. The acting was good, especially for network television. I like Christopher Meloni (not as much and in a different way than Maria does). He was amazing on HBO's Oz . And Mariska Hargitay? Well, she's just absolutely stunning. But I can't watch SVU anymore. Alright, maybe I shouldn't say can't. I should probably say, I haven't watched it in a while and don't think I will again... On Monday, the Sexual Assault Resource Guide I wrote came back from the printers and was distributed to floor RA's, Residence Managers, the Health Center, the Student Advocates Office, and others on campus. I spent more time sweating over this thing, rewriting, having meetings, arguing about word choice (survivor or victim), and learning more than I ever wanted to know about the topic of sexual assault. All I've ever wanted is to wri
I came across this list by the extremely talented but woefully unprofilic T.E.D. Klein. I have not read a couple of these, so it looks like I have a lot of new stories to track down: THE 13 MOST TERRIFYING HORROR STORIES Casting the Runes by M.R. James The Novel of the Black Seal by Arthur Machen The Willows by Algernon Blackwood The Dunwich Horror by HPL Bird of Prey by John Collier Who Goes There? by Don A. Stuart (John W. Campbell) Antarctic horror, the genesis of The Thing. They Bite by Anthony Boucher Stay off the Moon! by Raymond F. Jones Ottmar Balleau X 2 by George Bamber First Anniversary by Richard Matheson The Autopsy by Michael Shea The Trick by Ramsey Campbell To Build a Fire by Jack London
Another long-unavailable story I wrote years ago is now up for free at Wattpad. "Maiden's Prayer" was my first story featuring Terrence Bledsoe and/or Ella Dodge (the second story is available in Crime Factory: First Shift ). I placed my Hollywood fix-it man story years ago (long before Ray Donovan ) at the now-defunct Darkness Before the Dawn . Read it for free here .