It's the 1950s! What happens when you are a 15-year-old boy and you look just like Elvis? What happens when you are a 15 year old boy and look just like James Dean? What happens when you meet? An innocent light-hearted love story that uses the pop music, hot rods, and fashion of the time as a landscape to enhance the story. Perfect for LGBT youth and their friends!
"Bayou's Hex" is a tale of voodoo. An ancient curse and chant open Pandora's box in a Louisiana tavern...and all hell breaks loose.
Archived at the UCLA Library of Special Collections. Published in the anthology Speculative Poets of Texas (2015).
Originally published in the California State Poetry Society Poetry Letter in 2002. The Wedding of the Dead is the perfect homage to the ancient holiday that is now known as Halloween! Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections. Published in the anthology Speculative Poets of Texas (2015).
The award- winning and published poem honoring mothers. Perfect for a Mother's Day listen or anytime.
"Mother" was originally published in numerous literary and poetry journals in the 1990s. It was included in the poetry compilation, All-American Texan, in 1999. Though short, the poem continues to create conversation, debate and enjoyment.
In the days following September 11th, 2001, two boyfriends must cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. They examine their relationship, mortality and what they mean to each other.
Written in rhyme scheme, "the boys" are kindred spirits, living carefree in the all-American town of Texarkana. Follow the laughter and heart break of a group of boys discovering who they are and the sadness they carry with them through the ages.
Based on the short story "Red River County", this rewrite expands the original story concept into a short novella. Concentrating on character development and delving into the topics of race, race relations, childhood homosexuality, the supernatural, and paranormal activity - which is common in this region of Texas.
Living in a small trailer on the beach of Galveston in 1970. Life was simple, but a common struggle. Where were you in 1970?
A poem for lovers who are inspired and empowered by the Spiritual. Know that the one you Love celebrates the divine order universally.
Written in long form poetry, this ghost story has delighted children of all ages throughout the state of California and beyond.
Christmas and New York City have always gone together. They are the perfect match. This poem is a perfect homage to the city's rich history for celebrating the holidays. Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections.
"Denver in December" was originally published in the Los Angeles magazine 4Front in 1997. In 2012, the mayor of Denver, Colorado hailed the poem as a great homage to the Mile High City. Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections.
"A Haunting in Arkansas" has been published numerous times in journals, including The Horror Zine Summer Digest 2012 and Speculative Poets of Texas (2015). Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections.
Originally published in 1999 in 4 Front magazine; a Los Angeles hand out. Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections. Published in the anthology Speculative Poets of Texas (2015). A fun roller-coaster ride through a haunted house.
Words of meditation to be comforted by.
"Wicked Willows" is a short horror story for the thinking person. Great for actors who love unique monologues. A good listen for teachers to play to students and hold discussion in Language Arts.
When the circus comes to town, it's the ghouls that put on the show. A vampire ringmaster tells the erotic horror tale for a Christmas Eve. This poem is not for children. Adults, gather round. Archived at the UCLA Library of Special Collections. Published in Speculative Poets of Texas (2015).
"Something Wicked Dwells" has been published in numerous literary journals including The Horror Zine Summer Digest 2012 and Speculative Poets of Texas (2015). The poem is perfect for teachers to play to their students to engage and encourage them in poetry and the genre of horror and all things scary. Archived at the UCLA Library of Special Collections.