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

Is Hollywood Losing Itself?

Kate Winkler Dawson’s Death in the Air is one of the books I spotted today at Half Price Books.  It recount the 1952 killer pea-soup fog in London, England, and the serial killer who stalked it.  It’s a case nearly … Continue reading

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“An Unnoticed Disappearance”

“An Unnoticed Disappearance” by Gene Stewart Marta drove onto the cape alone. She parked, cut the engine, and sat watching the sunset. She would miss the office party. Her absences had begun defining her more than her vibrant presence in … Continue reading

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pp 159, 160 of Fair Copy, The Official Version by Gene Stewart, excerpt:

…She’d tumbled to confusion.  Tracing welts and scars back to bright edges and shiny slices of fear made her clench.  She skittered awn from such memories the way like repelled like in magnets. “I never wanted anything enough to go … Continue reading

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Snow Cry Tarot by Gene Stewart

  A graffito cartoon of a man with a shovel over his shoulder walking a T-Rex on a leash caught Lesser’s attention as he strolled through a district of gentrified brick factories and warehouses near the Missouri river. The Tyrannosaurus … Continue reading

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Lovecraft at the Beach by Gene Stewart

Oliver Hollis Howich, archaeologist Trevin Moore Auster, crank preacher Janet Hampton (Howich), student Olive Jane Howich, illustrator, artist # Howich squatted between the door jambs picking at the rotten wood saddle, on the threshold. How many people had trodden on … Continue reading

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Cemetery Stroll, a tale of espionage & love; first draft, opening

“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 … Continue reading

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A Call For Enhanced Optimism

We all read Flowers For Algernon in school.  Daniel Keyes’s story of a man and his beloved mouse enhanced to genius, then reduced by the same drug to a descent into imbecility, is pathetic, horrific, and emotional.  It makes an … Continue reading

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Writers Write

Graham Greene wrote 1500 words a day, each morning, then played the rest of the day. Wrote them in a leather journal using a fountain pen.   Hemingway squeezed out words by the tens and hundreds, using a pencil in … Continue reading

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Cixin Liu, (The Three-Body Problem and other novels), caused racist controversy among the alt-right sick puppies — they refer to themselves as sad but the are sick fucks — who proceeded to ruin the Hugo Awards by gaming the voting … Continue reading

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Another Day at the Vatican

“Another Day at the Vatican” by Gene Stewart She approached him as he stood gazing at one of the fountains in a smaller piazza off the main tourist route.  He’d gone exploring, as he often did.  This statue of a … Continue reading

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