Death Rides Darkly: A Novel

The party scene at The Royal, downtown Vancouver, BC is exciting and chic, as they host the annual Wicked City Halloween Fetish party. The costumes are themed in fetish, bondage, burlesque, and drag, and the event is truly a risqué mélange of sex, sin, and vice. Manson and Zoey, two Goth socialites, hook up and […]

In Wrath and Fire: 30 Dark Tales

In Wrath and Fire: 30 Dark Tales is the latest collection of short stories from author Emmanuel Paige. This is an exceptional collection of short stories, now available at Amazon and other fine retailers. Purchase your copy today and prepare to read 30 dark and suspense filled tales that are sure to delight, thrill, and […]

The Black Hound and Other Stories

The Black Hound and Other Stories contains thirteen sinister stories that are sure to get under your skin and leave you with a delightful sense of foreboding. Within these tales, a black hound runs out in the road in a near miss hit and run and brings to light a brutal crime of passion. Three […]

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An Analysis of “Pickman’s Model”

An Analysis of “Pickman’s Model”

http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/pm.aspx The short story, “Pickman’s Model,” was written in the year of 1927 and first published in the October 1927 issue of Weird Tales magazine. The short story “Pickman’s Model” by H. P. Lovecraft is a tale about a talented artist, Richard Upton Pickman, who is a painter of portraits and landscapes that draw on…

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The Effect of Superstition on Modern Culture

The Effect of Superstition on Modern Culture

By Emmanuel Paige August 2, 2020 Superstition, according to merriam-websters.com, is defined as “1a: a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation b: an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition. 2: a notion…

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My Favoritest New Word: “Deepfake”

My Favoritest New Word: “Deepfake”

Merriam-Websters states that they have recently added 535 new words to their www.merriam-webster.com dictionary. That is a large list and proves the English language is alive and well. I enjoy etymology, and I find myself frequently looking at entries in the Urban Dictionary with amazement. I find it fascinating how new words are just popping out of…

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The Body Farm – University of Tennessee: Forensic Anthropology Center

The Body Farm – University of Tennessee: Forensic Anthropology Center

by Emmanuel Paige (published in Macabre Cadaver magazine 2010) Would you like to donate your body to science? Not in the traditional fashion where cadavers are donated to universities to be dissected in anatomy classes by premed students, but in a more natural scientific program that involves forensic research and the study of human decomposition.…

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The Stepp Cemetery: A Dying Legend

The Stepp Cemetery: A Dying Legend

by Emmanuel Paige (Published in Macabre Cadaver magazine 2008) The Stepp Cemetery, located in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest just north of Bloomington, and south of Martinsville, Indiana is home to a famous legend about the grave of a baby named Lester, and his protective mother’s ghost: the “Lady in Black.” She is rumored to wear…

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Coleridge Versus Ginsberg

Coleridge Versus Ginsberg

Note: this was an assignment for Linguistics 350 and I thought I would post it as my pound of flesh for the day (warts and all). Here is the link to the Power Point presentation that accompanied this week’s work. 5-1 Discussion – Translating From One Audience to Another “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by…

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Pleonasm, Hubris, and Other Writing Atrocities

Pleonasm, Hubris, and Other Writing Atrocities

“You don’t have to understand the internal-combustion engine to drive a car, and you don’t need to know the circumstances which surrounded the making of a story to get a bit of pleasure from it. Engines interest mechanics; the creation of stories interests academics, fans, and snoops (the first and the last are almost synonymous,…

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Wicked Good

Wicked Good

“Maybe my poems aren’t that great, but I know some people who like them. Anyways, it’s the best I can do.” —Adam Sandler (“Longfellow Deeds”), Mr. Deeds I heard this quote and it struck me like a hard punch in the nose. It is from the movie Mr. Deeds and it rings with so much…

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The Funny Farm

The Funny Farm

This is the story of Martin Preston, the forgotten child-and his extended family, a ragtag bunch of reprobates including adopted children, foster children, and grandchildren who come and go through the doors of the house known as “The Funny Farm,” their lives forever affected-born in the small logging town of Fairview, located along Highway 101…

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