Circular 2/8/20

PROSE From Concentric Magazine: Infinity by David Landrum. Though the story could use another proofreading, the narrative—concerning two young lovers who endeavour to navigate their families' divergent faiths—is thoroughly arresting. The meal would be an examination. Like in school, I was being graded. (Landrum, Infinity) § From Fictive Dream: To The Maxx by Thaddeus Rutkowski.… Continue reading Circular 2/8/20

The Silence & The Howl (§.27)

CHAPTER 27 She found Harmon in his room, staring at a series of drawings affixed to the wall. In the center hung a meticulously detailed graphite illustration of a young dark-haired woman with handsome mediterranean features. Harmon's eyes shimmered with strange intensity from where he sat in statuesque silence in the middle of the spartan… Continue reading The Silence & The Howl (§.27)

The Silence & The Howl | Part 22

§.22 Harmon pulled into the parking lot of the northeastern shopping center, its glassy, odd-angling facade shimmering with the solis like molten crystal. He squinted against the glare, put on his sunglasses, checked his wrist watch, exited the vehicle and headed for the pet food store. It loomed a story above every other building, its… Continue reading The Silence & The Howl | Part 22

The Silence & The Howl | Part 21

§.21 The blue sheen swept over Harmon's pallid skin as he pulled on a pair of latex gloves and clicked on the login screen of Sprawls' ConneXt account. Harmon still remembered the password from when Sprawls had once asked him to login into his social media via the former's computer to update his followers on… Continue reading The Silence & The Howl | Part 21

The Silence & The Howl | Part 20

§.20 "Yo. Someone asking bout you at the front." Damion turned from the fat man with whom he was sharing a beer to the lanky, bejeweled man before him. "And he is?" "Don't know. Never seen him before. Some white boy." "What about me is he asking?" "Asking to speak to you." "Everyone wants a… Continue reading The Silence & The Howl | Part 20

The Silence & The Howl | Part 19

§.19 Harmon rang up sprawls at the break of dawn, knowing his former roommate would be up for work. In under four seconds, a croaky voice tersely answered. "Yeah?" "I'm stopping by to pick up my things." "What things?" "Things I'd left there." "Oh. Those things." "Yeah. Just wanted to give you a heads up."… Continue reading The Silence & The Howl | Part 19

Tomb of the Father: Chapter Three (Excerpt)

Author’s note: The following text is a short chapter excerpt from my forthcoming novel, Tomb Of The Father. This installment will be one of the last chapter excerpts released until the book is completed. Lord Eadwulf's castle lay an hours ride from the city of Hableale, ensconced in rolling woodlands that trammeled out and merged… Continue reading Tomb of the Father: Chapter Three (Excerpt)