Author Archives: Gene Stewart

About Gene Stewart

Born 7 Feb 1958 Altoona, PA, USA Married 1980 Three sons, grown Have lived in Japan, Germany, all over US Currently in Nebraska I write, paint, play guitar Read widely Wide taste in music, movies Wide range of interests Hate god yap Humanist, Rationalist, Fortean Love the eerie

A Flash of Lightning

Lightning Pictograph, Neolithic We were taken on the bus from Kindergarten to a state park where trees over a hundred feet high made shadowed places where deer could be seen if we were lucky.  There were paths we were to … Continue reading

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Childhood Fiction Lessons

Grew up around guys whose sense of humor included dead-pan tall tales, to test people, to see how far along they could string them.  If the listener didn’t balk, they were laughed at once they left.   It was more … Continue reading

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Got A Harley Yet?

Does monarchy counter fascism? Must voting decay to marches?   Torches illuminate faces as Fire shines on bloody cobblestones;   Feet stomp grapes for wine or Leather-clad, goose-step on rights.   Does democracy buoy humanity? Must majority equal coup?   … Continue reading

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Out the Window

  Defenestration is a term describing a method of murder popular during several eastern European revolutions.  It means to throw someone out a high window.  Being higher than 75 feet is considered a guarantee of fatality. On 28 November 1953, … Continue reading

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Dark Vibes, Brightly

VAULT-7 is a code name for a US/UK joint covert surveillance program using electronics and anything with a chip in it to spy on us.  The CIA created its own NSA using malware inserted, via promises of profit, paid bribes, … Continue reading

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In Darkness We Alight

Embrace the darkness.  Why? Look at the sky, at night.  Look at the universe. It is a simple fact:  Darkness subsumes all light. Stars burn out.  Darkness does not. Lucifer had to BRING light.  Prometheus had to STEAL fire. Darkness … Continue reading

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“Cemetery Stroll” by Gene Stewart

Stained stone angels guarded their walk from other people’s beliefs.  They held hands at times or paused to kiss.  Their talk came pinesap slow and honeycomb sweet.  Sere leaves swirled at their feet in happy-puppy frolics.  Incised letters and numbers … Continue reading

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Property’s Dissent

Lilly & Her Ball/Distraction:  Property We went to The Moon, yes, but we also may have faked what the public saw, for two reasons: Nixon was thus ensured good media, and a covert military mission could be performed out in … Continue reading

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Two Poems So Far Today

UNFINISHED PAINTING by Keelan Thør Stewart, March 2018 We have never been alone. The mara, the faerie, the Djinn. The Horla, imps, the gnomes. The pixies, dryads, naiads, the sylphs. Demons, banshee, the Sidhe. Selkie, fetch, wraiths. Ghosts, haunts, specters. … Continue reading

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Hard Won Writing Pointers

Old writing adage:  “I am not I, he is not he, they are not they.” Never mention anything until it’s necessary. Then do so as obliquely or as concisely as possible. Pick a single story line to follow through. A … Continue reading

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