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All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

For day 16 of 31 Days of Horror, we picked Lucky McKee’s All Cheerleaders Die. This one somehow managed to totally skirt my radar; I hadn’t even heard of it until Q suggested we mine the Netflix instant queue to make up for the fact that the movie we  1,010 more words


Dress Down

She had placed the dress on a hanger, a notable deed in light of the clean and dirty clothing recklessly commingling on the floor of her closet, inches from the hamper.  2,242 more words

Rest Of My Life Writing

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The Vineyard We Knew: A Recollection of Summers on Martha’s Vineyard

Kevin Parham. Pria Publishing, $15.95 trade paper (318p) ISBN 978-0-9849485-0-5

Supported by 33 photographs, Parham, a professional musician, warmly describes the idyllic African-American childhood summers spent with six cousins on Martha’s Vineyard, before it became a vacation spot for the rich and powerful. 125 more words

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Society (1989)

In keeping with the golly-gee-80’s-horror-movies-had-great-special-effects theme, Day 5 of 31 Days of Horror continues with Brian Yuzna’s directorial debut, Society. Usually when I hear Yuzna’s name, I cringe just a little bit. 784 more words


Zahra & Grace

I so enjoyed this shoot with 13 year old Zahra and her horse Grace. Zahra is passionate about horses, and the bond between these two was fun to watch (although pretty hard to capture — I learned that horses aren’t the easiest of creatures to direct!). 23 more words


Chasing Becky Turner

The character Becky Turner appears in a number of the previously published Johnny Miller Kindle stories, so I decided that the Becky saga should be told from beginning to end in one place.  600 more words

Coming Of Age


I was shocked, yes, shocked to discover that many of today’s teenagers have no interest whatsoever in owning a car. They would much prefer to stick their nose into the latest smart phone and while away the hours Tweeting their Twitters, downloading the latest Apps, posting a gazillion photos to the Cloud, Facebooking their little faces off, and texting the person sitting right next to them. 289 more words

Coming Of Age