The Last Child (Part Two)


Nestled in the back of the sleigh, she heard

the jolly man called his reindeer by name

as they glided off the roof-top

and gave way to flight in the dark snowy sky.


Such a strange sensation

floating high in the air where peaceful quiet reign

leaving behind death and memories

of a life she once knew

now finished.


She sniffled but swore to not look back

in fear she’d break down in full-blown tears

and scare the good chap off

for sure.


“Look ahead, child.” The red cheeked man said. “A new life awaits you on the other side of the moon!”


Stare ahead she did at the bright orb with strange pot marks

’till its’ light completely immersed the sleigh

and in the next instance, she realized the moon

shifted from the forefront to their rear.


Once the sleigh touched ground

she saw a new landscape extend all about her

with snow-capped mountains and the glistening meadow

where a wooden toboggan waited.


“Micah will take you to my village, child.” The saintly fella said with a great smile.


With a wave, she watched as his sleigh flew away

feeling suddenly alone and naked

in a land strange and distant.


“Do not be afraid, child.”  a kind voice spoke.


She looked and saw a man with golden hair,

his gentle blue eyes met her brown ones

she gave a nod, and climbed in the sled

and off they started, on to her new life

what ever or wherever that may be.




To read Part One, click here.


Story Saturday: Santa-Zombie Story

Nearly a year passed since the start of the undead plague

she’s been on her own since

in an empty house, in a not-so-empty neighborhood.



Christmas Eve

she decorated the dead tree with handmade ornaments

made from cereal boxes;

took the last can of Spam as her treat for the white bearded man

and placed the plate on a table beside the sofa.



With a bat in hand, and the sounds of death rattling at the front door,

she fell asleep on the dusty furniture

in front of the cold, stoned hearth.



Rustling sounds awoke her

with a great start,

as she swung the bat through air,

a voice sounded,

a voice so beautiful and warm

it caused her eyes to sprang open;

bewildered, stunned

she stared at the not-so-frightful sight.



A chubby man dressed in a red suit

stood before her;

she blinked and swinted

thinking she’d died already or just dreaming

but saw that this was no dream


he was really real!



He held out his hand,

“Come, let me take you to a wonderful place.”



In a blink of an eye, she found herself

on the roof-top

where a sleigh and eight reindeer stood waiting.



Santa, beside her now, smiled;

a smile she’d thought never would form on her lips again,

she returned with glee.



Note: This story has been renamed to “The Last Child” and a video portion of this story can be found here.






The Tree


She'd been locked in the house for months 

as the undead raged outside


Famished and dehydrated 

she stared out the bedroom window 

and spied the pair again


For days, these cats roamed out 

on the limbs of the enormous hardwood tree 

as she wondered how they're surviving the apocalypse


Today, she decided to find out and proceeded

to climb out the second floor slim windowpane 


As she dangled on the limb, she glanced below


There her momma stood, gaping up to her daughter 

mouth opened and gnawing as if ravenous with 

flesh-thirsting hunger


She scrambled up on the branch 

and glanced towards the tree's core


A small hollowed hole revealed the bloody mass of flesh and bone 

and it was then she realized what a grave mistake she'd made


The Genre of Zombies (Poll)

What do you think?  Have the zombies been overplayed?  Not just in books but also in the movies and television?


I’ve seen many variation of the zombie genre that played into science fiction, thriller, western, historical, and fantasy.  Are there any sub-genre that zombies haven’t been over-used?


Writing: A New Endeavor

There is a new serial fiction in town!

This idea pretty much tortured me for well over a year, and I figured the holiday season was a good time to start it.  It’s mainly a fantasy story, but it also has zombies, werewolves, elves, and other magical creatures.  And yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus but that particular aspect of the story will be unlike the one we now have in this world.


Not Your Usual Christmas Story

Click on image for the original story site

Click on image for the original story site



Can also be found on Juke Pop Serials and Wattpad

Early next year, I plan to create a “book” trailer so stay tuned for that!



Samantha Dunham lost everything, her husband and her young son, to a virulent pandemic that’s sweeping the world.

Struggling to find the will to survive, she finds herself swept up with a small group of survivors made up of mostly children who have been placed in her charge. Along with Lieutenant Lance Shirley, they all will soon find themselves journeying to another realm that will prove to be fantastical as well as terrifying.

Genre Placement (Poll)

I need your feedback on a story I’m currently working on.  The first novella is done and live on Juke Pop Serials.  I’m struggling with which genre to place it in.  The story is called Tomorrow Falls.

Amazon’s terms of service won’t apply in the event of a zombie apocalypse

*I have a thing for zombies, and found this article particularly interesting!



It seems as though Amazon may really believe we are at risk of am impending zombie apocalypse.

Source: Amazon’s terms of service won’t apply in the event of a zombie apocalypse

Synopsis for Blood Snow

Since it’s NaNoWriMo, and this book, Blood Snow, is still in its infancy stage,  what I wrote as the synopsis is subject to change.


Fourteen-year old Drew Scott lived alone in a world full of the walking dead he once knew as friends and family members.  Then a strange old man who claimed to be the real Santa came and rescued him.   Living in his new home he soon learned all was not what they appeared to be.  


Now, back to writing!

Blood Snow (an excerpt)

The first breaths of Blood Snow:


Drew stared at the ceiling. He was cold, and hungry.   He was miserable. What do you expect? He lied huddled in a tub, hugging on to a bat, in a house with no heat in the heart of winter. He was alone. No, that’s not true. Outside the walls of the house he lived in was a world ruled by the dead. The walking dead. Eons of them. So no, he wasn’t alone. He just wished he was.

Juke Pop Serials: Next Chapter Is Up!

The next chapter is up for Death’s Knoll at Juke Pop Serials!


Chapter Six  Now Or Never

(by clicking on picture below will take you directly to the chapter)










Synopsis for Death’s Knoll (just in case you’re wondering what this story is about):

A mysterious virus is spreading and turning people into ravenous beings. Two teenaged boys find themselves in a life and death struggle as they try to search for a safe refuge. A brother of one of the boys hides a shameful secret. A young woman with no memory of her past joins them in their fight for survival. All will soon discover that nothing is what it seems.