Cave Canem! Lupine Lunes Has Been Published
Another one published, this one LUPINE LUNES: HORROR POEMS & SHORT STORIES from Popcorn Press, as announced by Editor Lester Smith. To give Amazon’s take on it, Welcome to Popcorn Press’s eighth annual celebration of horror writing, this year featuring the werewolf in a collection of stories and poems, particularly that crescent-shaped smaller sibling of the haiku — the lune. Each year, on October 1, we host an open call for horror-themed poems and stories. By October 31, we have a finished document published in ebook form, with a print version close on its heels. What you hold in your hands is the result of that creative marathon. Inside you will find werewolves galore, along with a handful of other shapechangers and harbingers of transformation. Read it by the light of a full moon, if you dare, or perhaps by candlelight. Read it aloud to family and friends — there is safety in numbers when the werewolf prowls!
My own pup in this pack is a single poem, albeit longer than lune or haiku, “Beware of the Dog” (see November 21, October 29), a working-class take on exactly how disruptive a werewolf might be on a Saturday night in a factory town. Delve within at your own risk! “Beware of the Dog” was originally published in GRIEVOUS ANGEL for September 11 2014.