What the F is wrong with some people (dealing with loud coworkers and others)

What the F is wrong with some people (dealing with loud coworkers and others)

In most popular Vampire fiction a great deal is made of biting, specifically “the bite.” When I write about warm blooded folks do I concentrate on their eating habits. I should. I’m surprised nobody has made a movie about someone attacking their coworkers who sit in the adjoining cubicle (or desk) all day gnashing, smacking, … Continue reading

Listen, and never discount a Vampire who wants to share art with you.

Listen, and never discount a Vampire who wants to share art with you.

Some people do things oh so frustratingly slow, or weird, or just make me feel like nobody is listening (and I know they aren’t.) On Thanksgiving I showed my great great great great Grandmama Lola a book to look at. It was an art book. I wanted her to see the artwork. So what does … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Heal Thyself (an Austin and Elizabeth Story)

Short Story Sunday: Heal Thyself (an Austin and Elizabeth Story)

It wasn’t just a cold. It was a body full of aches, gallons of snot, a cough, sneezing, and a sore throat, and an urge to text everyone he knew and tell them that he was never coming back. Austin heard a tap on the door, then he knew someone was inside. “Hey, sweetie. I … Continue reading

The Beach House

The Beach House

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 Andy (Andrew) was somewhere in Europe in a USO show. Our eldest brother Max and my … Continue reading