Novel Excerpt, from a Cat’s Perspective, Part 1: “The Puppeteer”

Most of the main characters of my new supernatural suspense/horror novel, The Puppeteer, are humans.  Some of my favorite sections, however, take on the third-person perspective of the family cats. The central Goldstein family has two cats - Blue Cat and Stew Cat.  IMPORTANT CONTEXT:  The family also had a third cat, Clue Cat, who died earlier …

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4 Buzzwords I Don’t Like

Buzzwords pop up in the culture to reflect the mood of the time, and become popular when they strike a nerve.  A few are okay, but some are just eggregious - in the way that they are inescapable, the way that they don't convey actual meaning, in the way that they are sometimes just flat-out made-up …

Screenplay Fragment: Untitled “Dunwich Horror” Adaptation (Horror/Thriller/Mystery)

INT: STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS - CHAD'S OFFICE - DAY The massive, crumbling BOOK that was found in the Dunwich house raid is spread on the desk.  Police analyst CHAD, 20s or 30s, pudgy and frumpily dressed, sits behind the desk, addressing FBI SPECIAL AGENT FRANCES "FRANKIE" MORGAN.  A small POMERANIAN DOG named Pablo yips around Chad's …

The Man in Black

Excerpt from the short story, "Cry 'Bout a Nickel."  Copyright ©2017 by Paul Greenamyer   The song came to an end with a slap of bass, a trill of clarinet, a sharp snatch of cymbal and a jangly chop of Bobby’s guitar. The sweaty audience stopped dancing and applauded wildly. These kids just went nuts for white …