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Mystical Menagerie Column – A Primal Fear

Mystical Menagerie Column – A Primal Fear

Move to the suburbs, they said. It’ll be safer, they said. Until you’re running through the maze of carbon-copy streets, heart-pounding, breathing frantic. The pup in your arms is getting so heavy, but you’re terrified to put it down. All you wanted was to take the pup for a quick potty break before bed. The […]

Mystical Menagerie Column — All Dogs Go To Hell

Mystical Menagerie Column — All Dogs Go To Hell

Panic grips you as you push through tangled tree branches, stumbling over upraised roots. Unearthly baying surrounds you. The sounds of pounding paws in the dirt echo your own frantic footsteps as you struggle to escape the endless forest the creatures are pushing you deeper into. As you peer into the darkness, reddened eyes stare […]

Mystical Menagerie Column — The Ultimate Taboo

Mystical Menagerie Column — The Ultimate Taboo

Tempted A Little Too Far Hunger beats at you, a thirst like you’ve never known before. You’re ravenous, but no matter how much you eat, you can’t satiate your appetite. There’s only one thing you crave, the only sustenance you know might give you a few moments of peace from the gnawing ache in your […]

Mystical Menagerie Column – Gothic Bite Magazine

Mystical Menagerie Column – Gothic Bite Magazine

I am so super excited to announce that I have accepted a position as a weekly columnist for Gothic Bite Magazine! My column is something near and dear to my heart, mythological creatures and legends. Every week that a post of mine goes up, I’ll share it here so you can check it out. Hopefully […]

Pay for art- or lose it.

Pay for art- or lose it.

Today, authors everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. Travis McCrea, of piracy fame, lost his case in court. He dared authors to sue him if they didn’t ‘agree’ with being pirated, so one did. McCrea cited religious beliefs, DMCA privileges, and just about anything else he could in order to make a mockery of the judicial process, but cooler heads prevailed. Pirating media is a CRIME.