From YouTube: The History of Hell

Religion for Breakfast is one of my favorite YouTube channels. The host, Andrew Henry, does a phenomenal job of researching and presenting his videos. I recommend following his channel highly. Considering that Halloween is tomorrow and that I have written a couple of stories involving Hell (and plan to write more), I thought I would … Continue reading From YouTube: The History of Hell

From YouTube: Wicca Explained

I saw this while at lunch today. This is quite an interesting introduction to what is and is not the Wiccan religion. I thought this might be something that might appeal to my audience considering that Halloween is almost upon us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-ho5EWz4O0&t=2s I discovered the YouTube channel ReligionforBreakfast recently and I enjoy it a lot. … Continue reading From YouTube: Wicca Explained

Update: June 1, 2019, 2:50 a.m.

I did some writing at Olive Garden tonight after having supper. I just now finished typing it into Shadows and Stars Lying down. It was only about five hundred words, but the idea for it has been bugging me for the past several days. In Shadows and Stars Lying Down, the protagonist, Daryn, and his … Continue reading Update: June 1, 2019, 2:50 a.m.

Goodreads Quote of the Day from H.P. Lovecraft

Here's another tidbit from those wonderful folks over at Goodreads: The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. H.P. Lovecraft April 17, 1926: On this day, H.P Lovecraft returned to his home in Providence, Rhode Island after suffering a few years in the “hateful chaos” of Brooklyn. He never moved away again

Lovecraft on the Supernatural

  I was reading Lovecraft's "Supernatural Horror in Literature" the other day when I came across this line concerning the nature of  the "weird tale": "A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and protentiousness becoming its subject, … Continue reading Lovecraft on the Supernatural

Slattery’s Tao of Writing, Part 1

A quick Google search reveals there are a lot of web articles entitled "The Tao of Writing".   This is mine.  Let me begin by explaining what I perceive to be the Tao (others may view it differently and have equally valid perceptions). The Chinese character above translates as Tao, the way, and is pronounced as "dow", … Continue reading Slattery’s Tao of Writing, Part 1