Goodbye Chet - T.M. Camp

This past week I conducted two sacred offices, both equally difficult in their own right. On Thursday, I was the foreman in a jury and delivered our verdict to the court. After nine days of witnesses, evidence, argument, and deliberations, we found the defendant guilty on all five counts. It […]

The Music of Fear

Music is a funny thing and, usually, not something you think of in terms of horror. Even at it’s darkest, I don’t know that it’s ever scary. There are some kinds of music — particularly the harder, harsher speed metal or even some of the more artsy experimental composers — […]

Rice & Treacle

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks (or months) and I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past couple of days getting caught up and back on track with regards to the novel. I don’t know how successful I’ve been but I know a few things. First, […]

Cards and Cats

It’s late and Vincent is lying on the couch snoring. I just finished up a long night trying to solve the problems of the world, with a little help from Steve, and now I’m going to go wander for a bit in the Underworld. (Meaning, it’s time to write for […]

The Theology of Cats

This guy here has quite a lot to say on the subject… Throughout history, particularly in the middle ages and reaching its climax in the Salem Witch trials of the seventeenth century, cats were recognized by the forces of Christendom as familiars and carriers if not direct incarnates of demons. […]

Mrs. Frisby

All night, Vincent’s been sitting by the bookshelf. He’s been poking his nose into the shelves and mewing and generally being a pest. During dinner, I said to my daughter “What’s he looking for?” She went over and took a peek. “It’s just one of his toy mice,” she said […]