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Alan Loewen
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Incident at a Japanese Inn: An Introduction
Now that the rough draft of The Inugami is complete, as I edit it, I am already doing research for the next section of my braided novel. Incident at a Japanese Inn takes place inside the walls of the  Tsuta Ryokan, a Japanese guest house made by yōkai for y...
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Odd Tales of Wonder #7 Is Released!
From the editors of Odd Tales of Wonder : Odd Tales of Wonder #7 is now available! The print edition is available here and the Kindle edition is available here . Why am I excited about this? It's because it contains my story, Through the Black Andes , a fan...
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Part Three of The Shrine War to Begin Soon!
On Saturday, January 6th, I wrote the words, THE END, on the completed rough draft of The Inugami . At 12,970 words, The Inugami is only 970 words longer than The Shrine War , but together the two novellas make up one complete novel in word length. And I'm ...
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Cats In Space: A Review
Cats in Space is an anthology of seven short stories about, as the title makes very clear, cats in space. Of course, though some might be typical cats ( C. L. Holland ’s Miss Davenport’s Ugly Cat ), others are aliens in feline form ( Star Born, Star Bound ,...
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Returning to the World of the Inugami
Shadō, the Inugami I have left The Inugami for too long and on the cusp of a new year, I am determined to complete the first rough draft in the next two weeks. I wisely allowed familial and vocational responsibilities to interrupt my writing schedule, but i...
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This Morning's Terrifying Hypnopompic Hallucination
Nightmare by Henry Fuseli This morning at precisely 5 am, I woke up to the sound of my alarm and learned the really hard way what a hypnopompic hallucination is. Trust me when I say that it may sound interesting, but you really don't want to have anything t...
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David Lynch's Short Film, Rabbits (2202)
“In a nameless city deluged by a continuous rain… three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.”  (WARNING: David Lynch's short film Rabbits has been used in experiments to create unease in voluntary participants. If you suffer from any type of psychological i...
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An Early Christmas Gift: The King in Yellow
This afternoon, I received a package from an old friend I have not seen in many, many years. In the package was a figurine that I recognized immediately: The King in Yellow He mentioned the establishment of the Dynasty in Carcosa, the lakes which connected ...
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The Most Common Cause of Death Among Literary Characters
Polly’s mother lay small and still underneath the covers of the bed. The bedroom was dark and stuffy and smelled of mold. Aside from the ticking of an old clock, the only other sound was her mother’s wheezing breaths. Beside her stood the old village doctor...
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The Most Common Cause of Death Among Literary Characters
Polly’s mother lay small and still underneath the covers of the bed. The bedroom was dark and stuffy and smelled of mold and, aside from the ticking of an old clock, the only other sound was her mother’s wheezing breaths. Beside her stood the old village do...
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