The Beach House

The Beach House

The Beach House First published in 2014. A Vampire Story about holidays and weird stuff…    My brother Val and I had gone to the beach house for Thanksgiving. This was 1944, before my marriage or children, when it seemed it was always just my brother and me, plus assorted friends and lovers. Our brother … Continue reading

CAMP FIRE: How to Help

CAMP FIRE: How to Help

The list below is but a few organizations and individuals helping victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California. Feel free to add more resources, or resources for the Southern California fires below. And if you have Dutch Bros. Coffee in your area stop by TODAY, get coffee, and donate. North Valley Animal Disaster Group … Continue reading

Good Intentions (Children of the Earth)

Good Intentions (Children of the Earth)

From the VM archives from 2013. A Thanksgiving story from long ago. Stay with me on this one… After skate practice (roller) my daughter grabbed my purse for me and said “WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THAT THING?” I said “River rocks.” She said, “I will never carry a purse and fill it full of … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Green Man

Short Story Sunday: Green Man

As Chloe walked her dog on the cold November morning, her mind turned to the holidays. Why was there yet ANOTHER remake of the Grinch? Why couldn’t they just leave it alone. No. Somebody just had to make another piss poor remake with another famous voice. She thought of how wonderful Boris Karloff had voiced … Continue reading

Burning Question #36: Who Will Be At Your Thanksgiving Table?

Burning Question #36: Who Will Be At Your Thanksgiving Table?

Who will be at your Thanksgiving table? I know who will be UNDER my table. But this is about who will be above the table. Thanksgiving will soon be here. Yes, this week’s Burning Question is about the upcoming holiday. If you don’t celebrate the traditional American (USA) version of Thanksgiving you can still imaging … Continue reading