Two New Short Stories
A scientist with a US military preventive medicine unit in South Korea dies in a minefield while collecting mosquitoes in the DMZ. His supervisor, the unit’s newly appointed executive officer, takes over the position, only to find out that this was not the first such death. He will have to fight against his unit’s dark history if he is to not repeat it.
“The Mosquito Hunters of Korea” is coming this October, both in English and in Korean, in the anthology From Seoul to the World. Link coming soon!
Maureen and Bill had a good marriage, or so it seemed, until one full moon when he became a wolf man. Their bonds of matrimony are put to the test by his newfound appeitite for eating neighborhood cats and rolling in fresh poop.
“The Wolf Man’s Wife” is coming this May in Strange Stories. Link Coming soon!
John Milton’s Paradise Lost is a classic of the English language, but women really fare poorly in it! Eve is manipulated by Satan, is dominated by Adam, and takes all the blame for the downfall of (ahem) man and the expulsion from Paradise. To make matters worse, Milton gives Satan a kid, aptly named Sin, who just happens to be a girl.
My addition takes a minor character in Paradise Lost, Night, and empowers her as a goddess, redefining the original and reclaiming the feminine in Christianity.
Pick up the latest copy of The Mythic Circle to read “The Descent of Ancient Night Upon Heav’n: An Addition to John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book Three.”
Three of my erasure poems, “Plate XVI. B. suturalis,” “Plate VI. L. fulvicauda,” and “No satisfactory explanation” have just been picked up by Inverted Syntax for their Fissured Tongue series. These are erasures of classic entomological texts, revealing the hidden lives of insects and the people who study them. Link coming soon!
A magical journal is an unexpected ritual partner for the practitioner of the esoteric arts. Many of us keep grimoires or Books of Shadow – but the magical journal is not the same. Within the magical journal, the practitioner finds a sacred space of transmutation. Learn how to use your journal for self-discovery in my article in the latest issue of NILVX. Read NILVX here.
What do the Matrix, the Holodeck, and San Junipero all have in common? They all have the ability to simulate the past. Yet, they also give us a window into ourselves, as viewers. Our relationships with computers have changed since Picard and his crew explored the past in their Holodeck, and even since the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar rescued Neo from the Matrix. At the same time, the way ancestor simulations have been depicted has changed. Read more in my new article, forthcoming in NewMyths.com.
”Ancestor Simulations: A Past, Revisited,” coming this December in NewMyths.com! I’ll post a link once it is up!