From YouTube: Orson Welles Talks about Knowing Hemingway

I found this on YouTube earlier. This is a 1974 interview with Orson Welles in which he talks about being a close friend of Ernest Hemingway. It's amusing and for me, as a Hemingway aficionado, quite fascinating. I may start posting the YouTube videos I find most interesting or I may even develop a page … Continue reading From YouTube: Orson Welles Talks about Knowing Hemingway

YouTube Video: Edgar Allan Poe vs. Stephen King in Epic Rap Battles of History

After how many years of doing this and watching YouTube, I have finally found that I can post YouTube videos here. I hope to be using them for a lot of my Saturday Night Specials. These will be a lot easier for me to post than writing an article or copying and pasting a story. … Continue reading YouTube Video: Edgar Allan Poe vs. Stephen King in Epic Rap Battles of History

The Saturday Night Special: “A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain (1870)

I TOOK a large room, far up Broadway, in a huge old building whose upper stories had been wholly unoccupied for years, until I came. The place had long been given up to dust and cobwebs, to solitude and silence. I seemed groping among the tombs and invading the privacy of the dead, that first … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain (1870)

The Saturday Night Special: “A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain (1870)

I TOOK a large room, far up Broadway, in a huge old building whose upper stories had been wholly unoccupied for years, until I came. The place had long been given up to dust and cobwebs, to solitude and silence. I seemed groping among the tombs and invading the privacy of the dead, that first … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain (1870)

Question of the Day from Ben Huberman at The Daily Post

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Truth Serum": Ben Huberman poses an interesting question:  "You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum.  Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?" I would not give it to anyone with their consent.  Their … Continue reading Question of the Day from Ben Huberman at The Daily Post

Nano Horror from @tweetsthecreeps

Today on Twitter I stumbled on a good source of nano horror:  https://twitter.com/tweetsthecreeps.   Their tagline reads "For when horror flash fiction isn't quite short enough, these tweets seek to elicit a shudder, shock, or wicked laugh within the strict limit of 140 characters."  I look forward to @tweetsthecreeps submitting to this blog.   Here are four samples: … Continue reading Nano Horror from @tweetsthecreeps

“Behind the Curtain” at Jersey Devil Press

This I share with you tonight for entertainment and because it addresses one or two issues affecting writers in general. I was searching for somewhere to publish a very short work (probably nanofiction) of mine tonight and I came across the submission guidelines at Jersey Devil Press.  I love guidelines that show a sense of … Continue reading “Behind the Curtain” at Jersey Devil Press

Publication Announcement: “The Creature at the Foot of the Bed”

This week I received word that my short story "The Creature at the Foot of the Bed" will be published at Nightsandweekends.com at a date yet to be announced.  "The Creature at the Foot of the Bed" is a bit of light suspense/comedy about a man who awakes to a surprise in the middle of the night.