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“Two Friars Came To Montestregae” Now Out In Dark Fire Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attentive readers may recall my last entry celebrated finishing a new novel, City Of Witches. Lo and behold, this must have generated some […]

Novel News – “City Of Witches” Finished

After three years, to my amazement, I finished the damn thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bell Of The Clan” Now Out In The Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly

Middle America’s Pagan Magazine

The Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is a magazine dedicated to folk religion, spirituality, and paganism of all paths and stripes. My story, Bell Of the Clan, appears in their second Summer issue (Litha and Lugnhasadh).

I’m especially pleased for two reasons. This story is a reprint and I know that magazines […]

Book Review – “Greeks Bearing Gifts”

I’ve been a big fan of Bernie Gunther ever since I read the March Violets trilogy in the early ’90’s. Kerr’s insight, to transfer the techniques and plots tropes of ’40’s film noir to the context of Nazi Germany, worked well to generate dramatic tension and an overwhelming atmosphere of danger, corruption, and doom. Bernie […]

The “Do You Like My Hat?” Dance

Alternative Title: “Mr. Show Mangles”

The Pillars Of Twerkules

This doesn’t even really deserve a caption, does it?

A Rich, Full Portrait Of Italy’s Most Fascinating Asshole

Outwardly so exquisite, the picture of composed contemplation, inwardly lusting for war, power, and slaughter.

Gabriele D’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer, And Preacher Of War. Lucy Hughes-Hallett. 543 pp., Anchor Books.

I reluctantly confess that during my late teens I underwent a decadent period. Please don’t think I lolled on a chaise lounge in a cork […]

Dachshund With Illegible Signature

I’m just a little girl!

 

 

Wuxia Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it would be a nice change of pace to break away from the Greco-Roman mold and be a little more culturally diverse. For those of you who find this rather static and boring, […]

Namesake Portrait

The original that’s been defaced this time is a copy of a mosaic discovered at a villa in Pompeii. The subject is the Battle of the Issus, one of several where Alexander destroyed Persian forces in detail. The Scourge of the Persians advances from the left, lance raised to strike the enemy down, while […]