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Playing Ferryman

Jul 09, 2020
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You may not know this about me, but I'm not a very handy kind of man. That's why I'm excited to show you my kayak loaded on top of a cart, connected to my bike by a cool device called a Dumb Stick

It recently came to my attention that my house is about 1 mile from a river that runs over 100 miles long. I had a dream that I took a kayak down that river, and it became too potent of an idea to forget.

It turns out the mile trip to the river is one of those elusive ones that manages to be uphill both ways. Nonetheless, I made it! Of course, it started to rain as soon as I put the boat in the water. That didn't deter me, but then the tornado sirens started... and that sent me packing.

Until next time, River,

-HvW

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Joel Schumacher

Jun 22, 2020
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Movie aficionados will remember Joel Schumacher's legacy with fondness, and horror movie fans are forever indebted to him for his masterpiece, "The Lost Boys."

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die.

-HvW

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Quake!

Jun 13, 2020

For those of you in the action figure collection business, check out Quake's pandemic reopening... just in time for Heinrich's birthday!

Happy shopping,

-HvW

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Scare You to Sleep: A Scream Before Dawn

May 22, 2020

It is the highlight of my horror writing career to have "A Scream Before Dawn" presented by Shelby Scott on her Scare You to Sleep Podcast.

She did an incredible job bringing the story to life in the way that only she knows how to do. You can find episode 116: Dance Again here, where the story begins at abou tthe 19 minute mark.

Check out everything else Scare You to Sleep has to offer at their website, and on Twitter and Instagram.

Happy Friday, and keep it spooky,

-HvW

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Things in the Attic!

May 21, 2020
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Ghost Stories for Starless Nights is out now! Check out DBND's latest anthology, featuring my story "Things in the Attic." 

Keep it spooky,

-HvW

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Vultures of the Aftermath!

May 01, 2020

Be forewarned... my story "Vultures of the Aftermath" is coming to you soon in the 50th issue of Sirens Call eZine. Hard times call for desperate measures for a mortician and his family struggling to make ends meet in a small town. The issue is still cooking, but you'll find it here when it's ready!

Keep it spooky,

-HvW

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Quarantine Project: Couch Collage

Apr 27, 2020
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Time spent not writing is not time wasted. Quarantine Project #1 complete.

Check it out!

Keep it spooky... at home,

-HvW

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Year of the Wolf in Print

Apr 07, 2020
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Check it out! Year of the Wolf is in print in issue #136 of Space & Time Magazine. ...Killer artwork by Alan Beck!

Stay quarantined,

-HvW

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Things in the Attic

Mar 26, 2020

I'm excited to announce that "Things in the Attic" will be included in DBND's upcoming anthology, "Ghost Stories for Starless Nights."

You can read the story behind the story HERE.

Check it out, and keep it spooky,

-HvW

P.S.  What does DBND stand for? Down But Not Dead. Awesome.  

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On the Bright Side of Quarantine

Mar 14, 2020
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It took too long for me to come up with a title for this post.

Here we are with days creeping into weeks and now falling into potential months of quarentine. If there's one good thing I can say, it's that quarentine keeps the scalpers away. I went to my local Target--not to buy toilet paper--and came across NECA's beautiful two-set of Bebop and Rocksteady based off of the 1980s/1990s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. They're usually swept up by guys who sell them online for twice the price, and I can't begin to express how excellent it is to catch one of these in the wild.

Points for finding something rare in its natural habitat and bonus points for starving the scalpers of an opportunity (hey, we take small victories where we can find them).

Cheers and keep it spooky,

-HvW

 

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