The Saturday Night Special: “The Fearsome Touch of Death” by Robert E. Howard (1930)

As long as midnight cloaks the earth With shadows grim and stark, God save us from the Judas kiss Of a dead man in the dark. Old Adam Farrel lay dead in the house wherein he had lived alone for the last twenty years. A silent, churlish recluse, in his life he had known no … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Fearsome Touch of Death” by Robert E. Howard (1930)

Now Taking Submissions and Announcements for the Arkansas Country Writers Circle Website

I will consider articles, short stories, and poems for publication on the Arkansas County Writers Circle website. Please feel free to submit at any time. I will try to post your work as soon as I can. Of course, preference will be given to writers from Arkansas and particularly from Arkansas County. There is no … Continue reading Now Taking Submissions and Announcements for the Arkansas Country Writers Circle Website

Update: July 10, 2019. Word Count Blues

I now have around 64,000 words of my first draft of my sci-fi novel, Between 80,000-100,000 is my goal. I worked on it some yesterday and very early this morning when I could not sleep. I am working on it now, though I have had very little sleep over the past 2-3 days. Various things … Continue reading Update: July 10, 2019. Word Count Blues

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on March 9.

The Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, March 9, in the Entertainmart (formerly Hardback) Café at 7:00 pm.  The topic of the night will  be how to grow a twitter presence using hashtags and by following other twitter users. Everyone is invited.  There is no charge and no membership requirements. Preceding the meeting, starting … Continue reading The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on March 9.

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Tonight, February 16.

The Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, February 16, in the Entertainmart (formerly Hardback) Café at 7:00 pm.  I will be leading the discussion on the second part of what I have learned from publishing on Kindle and using their marketing tools.  Other topics, such as developing a literary open mic night, and developing … Continue reading The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Tonight, February 16.

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on February 16.

The Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, February 16, in the Entertainmart (formerly Hardback) Café at 7:00 pm.  I will be leading the discussion on the second part of what I have learned from publishing on Kindle and using their marketing tools.  Other topics, such as developing a literary open mic night, and developing … Continue reading The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on February 16.

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on February 16.

The Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, February 16, in the Entertainmart (formerly Hardback) Café at 7:00 pm.  I will be leading the discussion on the second part of what I have learned from publishing on Kindle and using their marketing tools.  Other topics, such as developing a literary open mic night, and developing … Continue reading The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on February 16.

Tonight’s Trivia: Robert Louis Stevenson

[From The Writer's Home Companion, 1987] "Robert Louis Stevenson was thrashing about in his bed one night, greatly alarming his wife.  She woke him up, infuriating Stevenson, who yelled, "I was dreaming a fine bogey tale!"  The nightmare from which he had been unwillingly extracted was the premise for the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

Announcing the Advent of “The Chamber” Magazine

Beginning in January 1, 2017, this will be the location of a new on-line quarterly magazine for short stories, poetry, and other short works of the horror genre.  You can find the guidelines for submissions on my current Submissions and Announcements page, which will remain the same, with the only exception being that the word limit for submissions for … Continue reading Announcing the Advent of “The Chamber” Magazine

A Flash to the Past: “The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare (1912)

'Is there anybody there?' said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest's ferny floor: And a bird flew up out of the turret, Above the Traveller's head And he smote upon the door again a second time; 'Is there anybody there?' he said. … Continue reading A Flash to the Past: “The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare (1912)

LOCATION CHANGE: The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet again on October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. not at Starbuck's at 4337 East Main, , but at Mary's Kitchen (the student cafeteria) at San Juan College.  Follow this link to the Facebook page for Mary's Kitchen for directions.  The meeting will actually take place just outside the cafeteria after … Continue reading LOCATION CHANGE: The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

LOCATION CHANGE: The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet again on October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. not at Starbuck's at 4337 East Main, , but at Mary's Kitchen (the student cafeteria) at San Juan College.  Follow this link to the Facebook page for Mary's Kitchen for directions.  The meeting will actually take place just outside the cafeteria after … Continue reading LOCATION CHANGE: The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet again on October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.   at Starbuck's at 4337 East Main, #101 (near the intersection with 30th Street).  The evening's topic has not been determined. The Farmington Writers Circle is nascent organization of Farmington-area writers who are interested in finding or developing innovative ways of publicizing … Continue reading The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

New Fiction by George Gad Economou: “Sounds of the Night”

 There's nothing extraordinary about hearing the toilet flushing in the middle of the night; unless, of course, if you live alone. At 3 am, the flushing startled me. It had been a long time since anyone had slept over at my place. I was trying to sleep off three bottles of wine.  My head was … Continue reading New Fiction by George Gad Economou: “Sounds of the Night”

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet again on October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.   at Starbuck's at 4337 East Main, #101 (near the intersection with 30th Street).  The evening's topic has not been determined. The Farmington Writers Circle is nascent organization of Farmington-area writers who are interested in finding or developing innovative ways of publicizing … Continue reading The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

The Next Farmington Writers Circle Meets on October 13, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet again on October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.   at Starbuck's at 4337 East Main, #101 (near the intersection with 30th Street).  The evening's topic has not been determined. The Farmington Writers Circle is nascent organization of Farmington-area writers who are interested in finding or developing innovative ways of publicizing … Continue reading The Next Farmington Writers Circle Meets on October 13, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet again on October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.   at Starbuck's at 4337 East Main, #101 (near the intersection with 30th Street).  The evening's topic has not been determined. The Farmington Writers Circle is nascent organization of Farmington-area writers who are interested in finding or developing innovative ways of publicizing … Continue reading The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Next on October 13, 2016

“Write Drunk. Edit Sober.” from Live to Write – Write to Live

Here is some good advice, but be sure to read the entire article.  "Suddenly Jamie" is not advocating boozing as a means of opening the doors of perception (as the Beat Generation and others tried long ago),  but attaining a certain mindset, a certain perspective, without altering the senses chemically. Personally, I have tried writing … Continue reading “Write Drunk. Edit Sober.” from Live to Write – Write to Live

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Tonight, September 8, 2016

The Farmington Writers Circle meets tonight on September 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.   Because of the closing of Hasting's Hardback Cafe, the Writers Circle will now meet at Starbuck's at 4337 East Main, #101 (near the intersection with 30th Street) until further notice.  The evening's topic has not been determined. The Farmington Writers Circle … Continue reading The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Tonight, September 8, 2016