Want to devour some enticing psych-horror but only have a few minutes? Then flash-fiction is for you! I consider my works to be flash-fiction if they contain 1,000 words or less. So go ahead, get a little thrill before catching the bus or going to bed!
Burden features a frank conversation about the source of financial stress for a rich couple. They take turns expressing their pains----with one unlikely and horrified eavesdropper!
The Last Straw
Michael Malaglia is far from a good pet owner. He notoriously and proudly abuses his rottweiler, Buster. But today, Michael reached the last straw with Buster, who is determined to deliver some retribution.
These are my terror-tales that are longer than flash-fiction but still consumable in a single, tasty reading session. I consider my works to be a short story if they contain between 1,000 and 15,000 words. Make yourself a tea, settle in your cozy reading spot, and prepare to be thrilled!
Split features a gambling addict named Brian Ripple who faces trouble at the blackjack tables: he's betting money he can't afford to lose. He battles his inner conscience throughout an intense blackjack hand as the voices of his wife, daughter, and friends haunt him for his poor decisions. Will Brian do the right thing and walk away? Or will he fall victim to his addiction and destroy his life beyond the point of recovery?
News of her husband cheating with her sister brought Elia Moropoulus to the precipice. Now regretfully hanging from her bedroom window by her fingertips, will Elia be able to find safety before it's too late?
Grace Carzik is an anxious tenth-grader just trying to make it through history class without having a panic attack. But when her teacher asks her to stay after class to discuss strategies to improve her anxiety, more sinister secrets emerge...
Sit and Stay
All Marcus Treller wants to do after a long day of construction work is settle down on his couch and relax. Not an unusual desire. But it's Marcus's methods of relaxation that beg a few important questions, and his pet, Coco, may just have the jarring answers.
I'm a poet and I didn't even know it!
Okay, I did know it, and it would befit me to show it.
A proper poem can do wonders for the mind.
It can detach a reader from their sense of time
And thrust them into a fresh reality;
Present them with fantastical imagery.
So, why not open my poems and have a read?
For a moment, let your imagination be freed.
Haikus are three-line non-rhyming poems with a syllabic division of 5-7-5, respectively. Haikus are typically about nature and usually feature a quaint juxtaposition between two things. A Haiku should be effortless to read, and should present an interesting, beautiful snapshot of its subject.
Open-form poems don't conform to a specific structure. They bend the traditional expectations of poetry and allow the exploration of new techniques and styles. Open-form is my absolute favourite type of poetry to write!
Sonnets are 14-line rhyming poems. There are two types of sonnets: Shakespearean and Petrarchan. Shakespearean sonnets contain three quatrains (4 lines) and one couplet (2 lines) with the rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Petrarchan sonnets contain an octave (8 lines) and a sextet (6 lines), with the typical rhyme scheme ABBAABBA CDECDE.
Concrete poems are made to resemble a particular image on the page. The way the poem is shaped conveys meaning in addition to what the words of the poem are actually saying. Concrete poems are a ton of fun to write!
Limericks are traditionally fun, happy poems. But mine aren't. I call these "dark limericks." Like traditional limericks, they're 5-line poems with the rhyme scheme AABBA. The first, second, and fifth lines are longer than the third and fourth. My limericks, however, contain horrific twists!