THE CHOSEN Part Five: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND THE MORNING AFTER Chapter Five

Gale stood before her commandeered tent, sipping at a tin cup of cool water. Several yards away, the man she now knew as Brian Alderman practiced the use of the Egyptian sword, felling imagined enemies with graceful slashes, parrying mock counterattacks, his feet and body and arms all moving in symmetry to the weapon itself.…

Pay Attention to Me! Part Two

First Stephen Dorff decides to out himself as a jellybean loose-r. Then I read about this. Actor—or should we put that in parenthesis, “actor?”—Tony Moran played Michael Myers in the original HALLOWEEN. For about two seconds. His was the *face* of Michael when the killer got briefly unmasked. (Personally I like those cuts of the…

Pay Attention to Me!

Have you ever seen this video of Robbie the Problem Cat? It’s cute and funny, but be warned: that song, “Pay Attention to Me”, will be stuck in your head for-evah. Any time I see a case now of somebody desperate for attention, that song starts playing in my head. It’s never a good thing…

THE CHOSEN Part Five: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND THE MORNING AFTER Chapter Four

Gale looked at the ground, running a hand through her hair. “Julian says, well, they all say it, that you’re this great hero.” “I guess I am,” Brian said. He smiled. “But I don’t have a clue how that could have happened. God playing dice with the universe or something, and He rolled craps.” Gale…

The Lady in Black at the Prattville Cotton Gin Factory

Kathryn Tucker Windham in her book JEFFREY INTRODUCES 13 MORE SOUTHERN GHOSTS chronicled the story of little Willie Youngblood, who died at the cotton gin manufacturing plant in Prattville, Alabama, and of his spectral mother, known as the “Lady in Black”. This past week I got to visit the “Prattville Gin” myself for the first…

THE CHOSEN Part Five: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND THE MORNING AFTER Chapter Three

Brian sat in a folding camp chair in front of a tent, staring at the ground but seeing nothing. He wore new clothes that they had given him, dark grey pants and lace-up boots with a black A-style undershirt. Someone had brought him a bottle of soda and he sipped at it without tasting it.…