Breaking Ahab-A tale of strange sorrow

Breaking Ahab-A tale of strange sorrow

“A chilling Dark Fantasy”- Madeline Stout (Editor of Fantasia Divinity Magazine)

Last year I attended the DFW Writers Con in Fort Worth Texas. It was incredible,  for me, a real game changer. Besides meeting dozens of professional writers and hundreds of would-be professional writers (myself included), I attended many seminars.

In one of them, we were broken up into small groups of 3-5. We were given a scenario each and tasked with inventing a villain for a story. This was the “villain Workshop” after all.

My group’s scenario? A salty sea captain who’s wife was killed by a giant squid.

A friend of mine, named Mary Noon (FANTASTIC writer btw, please visit her blog @ ) and I came up with an interesting idea: What if the villain was him? His mind? He was both the protagonist AND antagonist? What if the villain of the story was his own psyche, which was shattered, broken, and preventing him from knowing the truth??

I could go on, but wouldn’t want to give away the story.

Sadly, the other members of our group in the workshop did not see the mad genius behind Mary and my’s idea.  😉
They went with something else entirely. I don’t even recall it to be honest. Nevertheless, the exercise was a blast, and the Writers Convention ( ) was the best thing evah, and I highly recommend any budding author figure out a way to attend it.

I left the convention buzzing, and couldn’t stop thinking of our idea for this sea captain. So promptly went about writing the story that would come to be called “Breaking Ahab” that week.

Here we are now, 9-1/2 months later, and Breaking Ahab is published and available.

Best thing? The publisher, Fantasia Divinity Magazine, releases each issue in both paper AND Kindle. So for those of you that find it hard to blow 10+ bucks on new authors and small indie press fiction, check it out: You can pick up the March Issue of Fantasia Divinity, featuring my tale, “Breaking Ahab” for only .99 cents. How badass is that?

So take a break from the normal horror I write and explore a tragically romantic, dark fantasy story. I’m particularly proud and happy with this one. And at 99 cents, what’s stopping you?


Impossible Memories, Ghost Riders and the Great Race of Yith.

Impossible Memories, Ghost Riders and the Great Race of Yith.

Funny how things go. The very first short story I ever submitted was accepted (I’ve had plenty of rejections since then) and has finally been printed!

My Story, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Consciousness” is featured in the new anthology “Monsters Among Us”, by Bloody Kisses Press.

Inspired by a mixture of true events family and I experienced when visiting the Pacific NorthWest, as well as the absolutely brilliant art of Alex Garrant, it’s a story I am very proud of and you are sure to not want to miss.

It is the story of Beatrice, a middle-aged Seattilite who remembers something from her childhood, only to later discover that the event she remembers took place before her birth, and appears to have happened to her (long dead) older sister.

The fragile eggshell of her psyches defenses now cracked, Bea begins to remember further impossible things, such as the ancient city of Yith, and the Great Race that occupies it.

Follow Beatrice down the rabbit hole of fresh Lovecraftian horror as you follow the arc of my stories as they enter the world of Indie Press and Publication.

The Anthology is now available on Amazon:




Now Available- Eldritch Horror from Emerging Authors!

Now Available- Eldritch Horror from Emerging Authors!

What is more terrifying? The banality of suburban life or an unspeakable horror, awakened from its ancient slumber, and ushering in the twilight of mankind?

Set in 1985 Scotland, my story, “Many Miles Away” is my literary tribute to the Police song, “Synchronicity 2”. Fans of both that song and Mythos fiction in general will enjoy it.

Along with 5 other tales of Eldritch horror and a “Cthulhuvian” poem, issue 4 of Lovecraftiana Magazine is sure to please fans of the Lovecraft/Cthulhu Mythos.

Available now on Lulu.Com

Mythos fans rejoice!

Mythos fans rejoice!
Didn’t make the cover, but my short story, “Many Miles Away”, will be in the next issue of Lovecraftiana Magazine, coming out NEXT WEEK.
“Many Miles Away” is a literary tribute to the Police song, “Synchronicity 2”.
Which is more terrifying? The banality of suburban life, or the awakening of a thing that should not be, which brings with it the twilight of all men?
Be sure to grab up a copy!
Available through Lulu or Amazon.
#Lovecraft #mythos #cthulhu #horror

Art so good, it makes you wanna write

Art so good, it makes you wanna write
The two things that inspire my my stories more than anything else (besides personal experience) are Music and Art.
When sitting down to work on ‘No Gods, No Masters” I always do two things. Pull up a nice mix of vocal-less music and set my digital picture frame to shuffle images that spark my creative juices.
It is with great pleasure that I share the amazing art of Layne Johnson with you. The art I gazed at today when working on my future-fantasy novel.
Follow this artist at:

Love Vikings? Me too!

Love Vikings? Me too!


Who doesn’t love Vikings?
Big, tough warriors and shield-maidens, sailing across the seas into the unknown to raid, plunder and honor their Gods.

Norse history and mythology has always held a special place in my heart and my imagination. So it was a no brainier that I would eventually write about them.

But when I write about Vikings, things are going to get weird…and horrific, cause, well, that’s kinda what I do. 🙂

My latest story, “The Screaming West” is a tale about a small band of Viking warriors who set sail in the wake of Lief Erickson, in hopes of finding the fabled land know as Vinland, or The Dreaming West.

They find more than they bargained for when they chance across a great old one from the Cthulhu Mythos, namely Ithaqua.

This tale, along with many other fantastic stories of Viking sword and sorcery, appears in “Hammer of the Gods”, by Rogue Planet Press.

You can get your copy at the link below.

Happy raiding! And remember, you can’t spell slaughter without laughter! 🙂

Hammer of the Gods



Just in time for Halloween! The Chief in Yellow!


Fall has arrived. The leaves are turning and the night wind has the touch of chill on it. Like a Night-gaunt descending on a graveyard, the world has begun it’s slow death march towards winter. It’s my favorite time of year, and the perfect time to curl up with a spooky story, in your favorite chair next to a warming fire, whose light keeps the darkness at bay, or in bed, to keep you company while your partner snores softly. Each eerie tale you read promising to bring you troubled dreams. But, that’s why we do it, isn’t it? We loved to be scared.

Well yours truly here finally gets to share his dark dreams with the rest of you.

My story, “The Chief in Yellow”, a West-African spin on the characters and themes introduced to our beloved Cthulhu Mythos by Robert Chambers, will be appearing in this Fall’s issue of “Lovecraftiana, The Magazine of Eldritch Horror.”

At just over $9 bucks, this periodical of Sanity-Shattering Terror is a must have for any and every fan of Lovecraft, his Mythos and horror in general.

The issue won’t actually drop until Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go and get the first two to whet your appetite. 🙂

As a long time fan of H.P Lovecraft and the Mythos, I am honored to be included in the growing world of Mythos Fiction. And I find it poetic and touching, that my first professional published work falls into this category.

Here is a link to the back issues, currently available on Lulu, from Rogue Planet Press and a sneak peak at the issue coming out, featuring my story.

Enjoy friends!