FULL BLEED: DEEP WATER

Teased this one earlier this week so I should actually commit to it. Life got in the way for a little while, which is why I’m doing it now and not a couple days ago when it was fresh.

So I was listening to one of those shows that turns up on NPR (yes, […]

FULL BLEED: CONDUIT

Buckle up.

Readers over the last year or so will note a decided edge in my voice, which rises and falls at times but never falls away, not completely.

I want to say that it’s time to put that edge away, but there is no occasion for that, probably because I’m backed into a […]

FULL BLEED: SOME FRIENDLY

 

Yeah, there haven’t been any updates for the last six months by my or anybody else’s reckoning. Sue me. No subscriptions to fulfill, no contracts to honor and who even reads plain old blogs anymore? Gimme that branded content!

So in the time that’s passed, I’ve watched my 48th come and go, tried […]

FULL BLEED: NINETEEN AND SIXTY SEVEN

I was born between the assassination of JFK and the Apollo moon landing. That’s usually how I mark myself by American events. I could get a little more specific, but this covers the bases, both high and low. Granted, these happenings don’t have the punch that they once did. When I was younger, it […]

FULL BLEED: THREE-LOBED

Good news. I’ll spare you the kind of entry that I’ve been doing for the last several months. Tell your friends. No serious issues here. Nope.

Instead I’ll talk a little about my experiences going to three different, even very different comic shows in the last month and a half or so. Long Beach […]

TULPA

That being a thing that pretends to be another thing in order to find itself some benefit. Doppleganger, mimic, cuckoo, what have you. A thing that pretends to be another thing. Like the dog in Carpenter’s movie of the same name.

It’s tough to pretend to be a thing that you’re not. At least […]

FULL BLEED – BUREAU OF LIGHT AND SHADOW

Well, that was fun, I guess. Looking back on that takedown of the first episode of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD.

Fun but pointless when you get down to it. No value to it other than lancing a boil. Probably should bear my own admonition to do better in cases like this.

Been behind on […]

FULL BLEED: BENIGN NEGLECT

Ready to put summer well behind me. The last several months have been asphalt on the tongue rough, and seemingly unending. When you’re in a grim situation and it seems like it’s always been that way and like it will ever be this way? That’s exhausting in a way that’s tough to describe.

That […]

FULL BLEED: WHERE DID I LEAVE THAT FIRE?

I didn’t come up with that phrase. Neko Case did. She’s a better writer than she’ll ever get credit for. At least I assume that. I don’t read record reviews or thinkpieces, though I’ve been known to read histories (oral and otherwise).

I mean, she wrote the line “I wanted so badly not to […]

THE BLACK MASS VARIATIONS

So awhile ago, I wrote this story for an anthology that had one of those open calls that you hear about, but never seem to quite work out. I don’t get it. I mean, they wanted stories about the Apocalypse, and boy is this one ever.

I know. They wanted some good ‘ol misery-wallowing, which […]