‘Metamorphosis’ of the Artist

“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” So begins the opening to Franz Kafka’s famous story Metamorphosis. This strange tale follows Samsa’s short life as a bug, how his family responds, and how the poor young man feels about his ordeal. He […]

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Story: “The Vampire Car”

So far for October I’ve managed to keep somewhat in the spirit of the season. For the final Saturday, I’ll end with a bang by publishing a new spooky short story. Some readers (maybe 2 of you) will remember last Halloween when I posted “Dante’s Ascent” for your perusal. I’ve decided that every year around […]

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Poems: ‘Fear’ (In 4 Parts)

In keeping with the theme of fear I explored some last week, I want to share a short series of poems I’ve written recently that examine a different side of the topic. To say the least, there is plenty to fear in the world these days: terrorists, random shootings, war, political upheaval, death. The point […]

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