Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ancient Song

Time forgot from whence they came,

And even they forgot the same.

Arrived at first on our young Earth,

And then they caused the great Life birth.

Created birds and beasts on sand,

And then at last, created Man.

For eons long, they ruled as gods,

Commanding all with lightning rods.

Man became their fear of bane,

And so they spawned all Hell’s dark fame.

Though Hell’s own monsters drove their fear,

Man reached out for life, so dear.

Time was late, and Man spread wide,

They fought, and strived, and many died.

Then long at last did Man prevail,

And banished gods in icy veil,

Where long they wait to sleep and dream,

Await return to primal theme.

Man, it seems, shall reign until,

He decides their dreams fulfill. ©

Opening lyric to new, untitled novella. Hope it conveys the mystery to what lies ahead.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Having been recently tagged by fellow blogger and author, L. G. Smith at, I am now taking part in the hit and run that has now passed to me. So hold on.

TAGGED: Being tagged requires that I answer these short questions.
Do you think you're hot?
Not at all, it's a coolish 70 degrees here with not quite so high humidity.

*Upload a picture or wallpaper you are using.
I admire Fredrick the Great for his not just his strength as a leader, but his love of the fine arts.

When was the last time you ate chicken?
A few hours ago. Not a very interesting question.

What were you thinking while doing this?
Chew the food, then swallow, then drink.

What song/songs have you listened to recently?
Tales of Brave Ulysses, by Cream, In the Court of the Crimson King, by King Crimson, and In the Year 2525, by Zager and Evans.

Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
I'm sometimes called by my nicknames, but not often. Usually Funky, or U-boat Captain, because I'm mostly of German descent.

Tag 5 Blogger friends.

 Nadja Notariani at

 Gabrielle Bisset at

Jeff King at

Heidi Ruby Miller at

Rory Grant at

Tag! Your're it!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Plans of Something New

After spending the last several days reviewing some of my favorite Lovecraft stories, I believe I know the route I want to take with my sci-fi/horror. Planning has taking several directions, but now I know which direction I am going! And honestly, the last confirmation of it took place about an hour ago, while trying to do zumba with my wife. I am not good at it, so that's that. My biggest inspiration for this new piece was my favorite short story by Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness. Mine isn't going to be as dark though. The basic premise is somewhat similar with a little fantasy mixed in: Atlantis is discovered beneath the mountains and ice of Antarctica and its inhabitants (ancient, yet advanced), human beings from protohistory are found to be the guardians of ancient creatures and horrors of myth and legend.

I am most anxious to begin writing, though I must remain patient and polish my ideas before committing. I hate to re-edit while writing because I become my own worst enemy. While I'll still be maintaining my untitled WIP, I will flip-flop from one to the other to keep the ideas fresh and the epiphanies that much more august.

So stay tuned in for more, particularly you fans of the genre! Happy writings!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Summer Wind

With the end of school days away, and my daughter's dance classes culminated to an incredible recital, I am pleased to say that summer will be full of work on the novel, short stories, and some good old-fashioned family fun sprinkled in. I'll be doubling my efforts this summer while enjoying time with my family and visiting my sister later this month. This is going to be a great summer! Keep eyes pealed for new excerpts to appear soon, very soon!