Tag Archives: Creative Writing

Review of Jordan Peele’s “Us.”

There is much to like about Jordan Peele’s 2018 horror film, “Us,” that which he directed and wrote. First off, many of the shots are meticulously filmed and delightfully choreographed. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (and beach) work quite well … Continue reading

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Opinion Day

I find it interesting that sometimes new college students find it difficult to disagree with a source. It seems the social media culture attacks deconstruction, as when one gives a negative opinion about something on Facebook, those who oppose automatically … Continue reading

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Latest News

My first collection titled Seven Deadly Pleasures, Hippocampus Press, will be out of print soon. Copies are still currently available on Amazon or the Hippocampus site. This book contains the story “How Bria Died,” which appeared also in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best … Continue reading

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“Phantom Effect” Explodes, and the “Goblet of Shock” Series Expands!

Forgive me, Father, for it has been too long since my last confession, heh, heh. Yes, I have been busy, and I am pleased to say that a couple of projects are starting to really take off. My new horror … Continue reading

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‘Phantom Effect’ is LIVE!

Today is the day before ‘Phantom Effect’ comes out through Night Shade Books. This is my most bold piece, that in effect, took a lifetime to write. This is my biggest stage, as Night Shade/Skyhorse is the most prestigious publisher … Continue reading

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“Quest for Sadness” from ‘Seven Deadly Pleasures.’

The third story in the ‘Seven Deadly Pleasures’ collection is surely the creepiest, titled “Quest for Sadness.’ Though the tale went through multiple drafts, it was pretty much completed after the first run, written over the span of one snow … Continue reading

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“The Clever Mask” from Seven Deadly Pleasures”

The story that appears in the two-hole in my first collection is titled “The Clever Mask.” This was the first horror story to get accepted anywhere long before I put Seven Deadly together, and it has a nifty little story … Continue reading

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Almost Sold Out “Alice Walks”

There are only three copies left of the hardcover version of Alice Walks, my first novel with the lovely artwork by Sam Araya. Centipede Press did a fabulous job with this, and to sell out the run of initially 300 pieces … Continue reading

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“Becky’s Kiss” is live for pre-order!!

It is no secret, really. I wrote a young adult love story so different than my other hard core adult horror material that I released it under the name Nicholas Fisher. I have been talking about this book for some … Continue reading

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Literature Tips: Nicholas Fisher

Hey World! I am on Twitter now as “Michael Aronovitz” and also my young adult fiction author’s pseudonym “Nicholas Fisher.” I am in that wonderful position where I have a novel coming out through both personas in the next few … Continue reading

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