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jamesdorrwriter · 1d ago

Zippered Flesh 3 to Try, Try Again; Triana Web Page Live

If at first one should fail to succeed, as the saying goes. . . .  The ZIPPERED FLESH 3:  YET MORE TALES OF BODY ENHANCEMENTS GONE BAD Kickstarter campaign (see February 3, et al.) having fa...
jamesdorrwriter · 3d ago

The Ultimate Goth-Girl Cat Triana Portrait

Who can resist it?  This is a picture of new Goth Cat Triana (cf. February 10, 6, et al.) taken by a friend, Eve Schultes-Ridge, last Monday.  Triana is on her inherited high throne (in an e...
jamesdorrwriter · 6d ago

Meanwhile, On the Space Exploration Front (or, And Now for Something Completely Different)

Move over Soyuz (cf. December 12), it looks like NASA has a new heavy-lift rocket ready to be on the launch pad next year.  And now there’s some talk that its maiden voyage could be a manned...
jamesdorrwriter · 1w ago

A Special Post-Valentine from the Goth Cat Triana

As we may know, the goth cat Triana, a.k.a. The Cat Formerly Known As Lucy Lu, takes her name from Triana Orpheus, the daughter of Dr. Byron Orpheus, necromancer and neighbor of Dr. “Rusty” ...
jamesdorrwriter · 1W ago

Something New Under the Sun (or in the Center Column)

And it’s not really new either, only missing but now restored as a Valentine’s Day extra.  VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE) is a book of poetry about vampires and things vampiric, sexy, deadly, and b...
jamesdorrwriter · 1W ago

Love and Hate, a St. Valentine’s Day Lagniappe

And why not, a little freebie for Valentine’s Day, in this case a portrait of Gloria Holden as DRACULA’S DAUGHTER, combined with a brief poem describing a scene that’s not in the movie.  Or ...
jamesdorrwriter · 1W ago

What is a Novel-in-Stories? (And Did It Really Start with Edgar Allan Poe?)

These things have a way of sneaking up on you!  The essay was actually published on Thursday, February 9, as advertised last week (cf. February 4), but in the circuitous way of the internet ...
jamesdorrwriter · 1W ago

Mother’s Revenge Set for Earth Day Release, April 22

This anthology may include one or more genres such as:  horror, dark fiction, dark fantasy, speculative fiction, or bizarro.  Your story may occur in any time, place or space.  Mix it up, bu...
jamesdorrwriter · 1W ago

First Second Thursday Spoken Word Presentation Ever; Triana Has Eyes!

This was a first, the Players Pub Spoken Word Series (see January 29), premiered Thursday night from 6 to 9 by the Bloomington Writers Guild in conjunction with local bar and music venue Pla...
jamesdorrwriter · 1W ago

Candle and Flame to be in DarkFuse Print Edition, Full Contents Listed

DARKFUSE MAGAZINE Managing Publisher Shane Staley announced today that the print edition of DARKFUSE 6, including my steampunkish tale “The Candle and the Flame” (cf. January 13, et al.), ha...