Is Fantasy Dead?

Fantasy genre The biggest argument I have had in the last year or so was over whether the fantasy genre was “over.” The person I was arguing with pointed to the rise of paranormal fiction and the popularity of vampires and zombies as evidence that the genre of fantasy is passé. I pointed to the popularity of the TV show Game of Thrones as evidence that it’s not. But really, who cares? Why does it matter if something is popular … Continue reading


Book Review: Shadow Swarm

Faith is never an easy thing. It is often portrayed as a simple choice; believe or do not believe. The reality is that true faith has to come from somewhere deep within. It is a feeling inside that tells you something is true, no matter how ridiculous that might sound. When you have to have faith in yourself, especially when you barely know who you are, that faith might be the hardest thing to come by. D. Robert Pease’s novel, … Continue reading


A Whisper at Midnight – A Christmas Ghost Story

 This a re-post of a short story I wrote years ago. I intended to have a sequel written for this year, but I’ve been busy getting things closed up with my old job and getting ready for my new one, so here is my personal classic.  Enjoy.   “Psst! Wayne! Are you there?” That is what I heard every night at midnight since I had taken the job at Heceta Head Lighthouse. “Like I would be anywhere else,” I grumbled … Continue reading


Book Review: The Sword and the Flame: the Purging

“I understand you hunt unicorns.” Prevus shrugged, “I hunt many things.” He didn’t like the feeling the stranger was giving him. The fact someone had taken the time to track him down and knew so much about him put him on the defensive. The stranger smiled, “Unicorns are a prized commodity to the Minotaur, aren’t they?” “And to the Centaurs, Elves, and Nymphs.” Something was wrong, something he couldn’t put his finger on but his instincts were screaming at him. … Continue reading


Missy’s Adventure by Guamella Pellegrin

Here is another entry to my writing prompt challenge by Guamella Pellegrin. This little vignette is a lot of fun!   Missy’s Adventure by Guamella Pellegrin   My journey began when I pushed on the screen door and realized, “Hey, there’s a wide world out there!”  Scrambling through the open screen doorway, I was off to a good start.  Mom was on the telephone, and Dad was at work. Mopsie, our black and white cat, came over to give me … Continue reading