The Ankle-Snatcher in the Blackout

When I was a kid, I was scared of that thing under the bed; I imagined it being slimy, the arm of the Swamp Thing, with huge claws. That was a long…


“Stand-In,” “Magic,” “Four Princes I’ve Loved: An Ode,” and “Momentum Trials”

Stand-In This bus stop has to stand in For a holy place, in the suburbs--- It covers, shelters like a canopy Its glass covered with advertising…


A Case of May

So as it turns out, ghosts have rules. Oftentimes, the people they’d been had died suddenly, unexpectedly, or in some extraordinarily horrible way.…


The Dark Tower: What’s Good, Bad, and Ugly About the Film

So let us palaver (discuss). I’ve always said that Book 1 of Stephen King's Dark Tower series was a weird novel. Three read-throughs of the novel has…


Stop the ZuckerBot 3000!

Disclaimer: This story is a work of fiction and not in any way intended to portray the actual Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who may or may not…


“Ode to a Hard-Ass Bed,” “Leviathan’s Handmaiden,” “Our Lady of Sunbeams,” and “From Columbus”

Ode to a Hard-Ass Bed Your woods are not lovely, dark or deep Yours is not an invitation to sleep “Sleep if you must!” you say, And rest thy weary…


“On the Death of the Prince,” “Futuristic Body/Visionary Mind,” “What They Came For,” and Other Poems

On the Death of the Prince A Word on the Death of the Prince of Thieves--- Robin of Locksley, Robin Hood, Whose arrows fled, whose arm, bled, Let out…


Destroy All Men: An Analysis of About Last Night

I bought a DVD player from Target, and maybe I should have gone to Best Buy, because what I didn’t realize was that what I got wasn’t what I’d paid…


“Bran Castle,” “Prose Writer in a Poetry Club,” “If I Close My Eyes,” and “The Game”

Bran Castle We searched all through Bran Castle, that night Okay, so technically it was daytime, closing in on evening, And--- The tour guide told us…


The War’s Children

based on the tale “The Water Sprite” by the Brothers Grimm Once upon a time, there was a 15-year-old boy named Charles and his younger sister,…