Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Phil Slattery March, 2015 This is a reprint of an article that originally appeared on August 25, 2021. Because I currently live in a rural area, I have decided to experiment with opening another magazine: Rural Fiction Magazine. The idea came to me while I was driving to the pharmacy in the nearby (about 17 … Continue reading Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Phil Slattery March, 2015 This is a reprint of an article that originally appeared on August 25, 2021. Because I currently live in a rural area, I have decided to experiment with opening another magazine: Rural Fiction Magazine. The idea came to me while I was driving to the pharmacy in the nearby (about 17 … Continue reading Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Phil Slattery March, 2015 This is a reprint of an article that originally appeared on August 25, 2021. Because I currently live in a rural area, I have decided to experiment with opening another magazine: Rural Fiction Magazine. The idea came to me while I was driving to the pharmacy in the nearby (about 17 … Continue reading Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Phil Slattery March, 2015 Because I currently live in a rural area, I have decided to experiment with opening another magazine: Rural Fiction Magazine. The idea came to me while I was driving to the pharmacy in the nearby (about 17 miles from my residence) town of Dumas. While I enjoy immensely working with The … Continue reading Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

Phil Slattery March, 2015 Because I currently live in a rural area, I have decided to experiment with opening another magazine: Rural Fiction Magazine. The idea came to me while I was driving to the pharmacy in the nearby (about 17 miles from my residence) town of Dumas. While I enjoy immensely working with The … Continue reading Rural Fiction Magazine is Now Accepting Submissions

The Saturday Night Special: “The Vampyre” by John William Polidori

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Vampyre; A Tale, by John William Polidori This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Vampyre” by John William Polidori

A Few Notes on Lady Caroline Lamb, Lord Byron, and Dr. Polidori

I was up late (i.e in the early morning of December 18) working on a future post to be entitled "A Few Thoughts on Vampires". At one point in it, I mention John William Polidori, who wrote the original vampire story The Vampyre, whose main character is the vampire Lord Ruthven, a character which was … Continue reading A Few Notes on Lady Caroline Lamb, Lord Byron, and Dr. Polidori

“Ancient Lights” by Algernon Blackwood (1912)

From Southwater, where he left the train, the road led due west. That he knew; for the rest he trusted to luck, being one of those born walkers who dislike asking the way. He had that instinct, and as a rule it served him well. “A mile or so due west along the sandy road … Continue reading “Ancient Lights” by Algernon Blackwood (1912)

The Saturday Night Special: “The Drunkard’s Dream” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1838)

Being a Fourth Extract from the Legacy of the Late F. Purcell, P. P. of Drumcoolagh "All this he told with some confusion and Dismay, the usual consequence of dreams Of the unpleasant kind, with none at hand To expound their vain and visionary gleams. I've known some odd ones which seemed really planned Prophetically, … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Drunkard’s Dream” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1838)

“The Terror” from the Wen Fu

Here is an interesting section/stanza from the ancient Chinese work Wen Fu (The Art of Writing).  It is entitled "The Terror". I worry that my ink well will run dry, that right words cannot be found ; I want to respond to the moment's inspiration. I work with what is given ; that which passes … Continue reading “The Terror” from the Wen Fu

The Saturday Night Special: “The Last Kiss” by Maurice Level

The Last Kiss by Maurice Level (1912) The Project Gutenberg E-Text This eBook is made available at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg of Australia License which may be viewed online at http://gutenberg.net.au/licence.html   "Forgive me...Forgive … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Last Kiss” by Maurice Level

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

Impressions on Re-Reading Nikolai Gogol’s “Dead Souls”: Characters

Just a few quick notes: As you may know, I have been listening to an audiobook of  Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls for the second time, the first having been when I was in Russian lit class in college about 1978. I barely remember any of it from then except in a very broad, general fashion. … Continue reading Impressions on Re-Reading Nikolai Gogol’s “Dead Souls”: Characters

The Saturday Night Special: “The Masque of the Red Death” by E.A. Poe (1850)

THE "Red Death" had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avator and its seal — the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Masque of the Red Death” by E.A. Poe (1850)

Now Accepting Submissions Inspired by the Coronavirus Pandemic

I am now open to publishing stories, poetry, and other literary genres and material inspired by the Coronavirus Pandemic. I am not looking for journalism or documentary material. There is no pay or other reward except the honor and pleasure of being published on my website. I feel there are people out there whose voices … Continue reading Now Accepting Submissions Inspired by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Book Review by Better than Food: 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade

This is another video review of one of de Sade's works that I ran across while researching the author. Since today is de Sade's birthday, and I have already posted a review of one of de Sade's two most infamous works, I thought I would post a review of his other most infamous work. The … Continue reading Book Review by Better than Food: 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade