When the Purge began, Maitchen had been given a choice: become an Enforcer and let the Woern kill her in their own time, or have her throat cut then and there. Fifteen years ago, she’d chosen to keep breathing and do her part to heal the world of the Woern-borne madness.
A few months ago I started participating in a Twitter hashtag called #bookqw (Book Quote Wednesday), which I heard about from author/book blogger Sarah Chorn (BookwormBlues). In this weekly Tweet-fest, authors produce a quote containing the word of the week, and apropos of the holiday tomorrow, this week's word was HEART. As I was looking through … Continue reading Matters of the Heart—A Wizard’s Sacrifice Preview
On March 2, we had our first real snow of Winter 2019 here in Brooklyn, and my daughter and I got ourselves organized and out of the house. We met up with another family for some sledding and snow-fort building in Prospect Park, and we were all really proud of our architectural masterpiece, built with … Continue reading One Snowy Day in March
Despite what you might think reading this bit of horror flash fiction, I'm an optimist and believe, short of a world-swallowing shadow, we'll be OK in the end.
When you think about it, choice is probably the thing all of us want most out of life, and when facing certain death, perhaps choosing the manner of death is all we have left. A few years ago, I wrote a short story about the choice made by some fictional 9/11 victims. Hope is an important element of this story, and once a year, on this day, I share it.