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The Rise of the Horror Podcast

It’s Sunday morning; 8:02am, and I am listening to a horror podcast feeling safe as the sunlight eases through the blood-red curtains. Do I dare listen to these stories in a dark room at the dead of night? Maybe. But for now, I’ll test the waters in the safety of daylight. Here are a few … Continue reading The Rise of the Horror Podcast

WHAT IS STEAMFUNK?

Steamfunk is defined as a philosophy or style of writing and visual aesthetic that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or  steampunk fiction and cosplay. Steampunk has the power to rip open the 19th Century’s belly and examine its clockwork guts – … Continue reading WHAT IS STEAMFUNK?

ADRIAN CALLOO BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS – STRANGER THINGS: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN BY ADAM CHRISTOPHER

Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things.   Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over … Continue reading ADRIAN CALLOO BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS – STRANGER THINGS: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN BY ADAM CHRISTOPHER

THE GANGSTERS IN ADRIAN CALLOO’S A MONSTER IN HARLEM

When writing A Monster in Harlem, Calloo wanted to make the  reading experience as authentic as possible which meant featuring real people including the notorious folk of organised crime. Here are a few of the gangsters that are mentioned in A Monster of Harlem. Al Capone Al Capone, (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) sometimes … Continue reading THE GANGSTERS IN ADRIAN CALLOO’S A MONSTER IN HARLEM

CONDITION OF MY HEART – EXTRACTED FROM NIGHT FLUTES: A BOOK OF POETRY

Thought that was really you; prowling the alley like a panther, walking your façade. I get so high I can even see the aliens in the trees. They are watching me. These are your lies, you left them here. Your show was alluring, posh & demure. A mamba snake I follow to the shores of … Continue reading CONDITION OF MY HEART – EXTRACTED FROM NIGHT FLUTES: A BOOK OF POETRY

PINK AND BLACK ROSES -EXTRACTED FROM NIGHT FLUTES꞉ A BOOK OF POETRY

Pink and Black Roses   Take 1 Sent at the end of June, flowers nourished in ice water. Sent in haste, delivered by strangers. Should have walked the miles to feel the thorns in my feet but the discomfort of heartbreak is hard to replicate. So, I send you pink and black roses, nourished on … Continue reading PINK AND BLACK ROSES -EXTRACTED FROM NIGHT FLUTES꞉ A BOOK OF POETRY